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The Ghostbusters

by Fabrizio Paoli

This is a group of NPC I created for my pre-WotI campaign. No stats are given except class and level. As for physical look please refer to the movie "Ghostbusters". Feel free to change the names of NPC (as DM suggested me) if you don't like RW characters in your campaign. Needless to say, the Ghostbusters have lot of magical items (even unusual ones) related to undead (control, protection from...).

Special thanks to DM for his suggestion and to Internet Movie Database for details and quotes from the RW movie. Comments are welcome.


The "Ghostbusters" are a group of adventurers based in Darokin City at the corner between Seventh and Temple. Ghostbusters investigate about everything that involves Entropy, their speciality being eliminating undead from haunted buildings.

The group consists in five humans, recognisable from the symbol (the same of the movie) engraved on their armour, cloaks and cart. Here they are:
Egon Spengler, M 11, necromancer of the second circle, Graez, Aalban, Glantri
Peter Venkman, F 10, Paladin of Ixion, Darokin City, Darokin
Raymond Stantz, C 9 of Ixion, Darokin City, Darokin
Winston Zeddmore, F 7, Athenos, Darokin
Janine Melnitz, NW, Me 4, clerk, Elstrich, Darokin

The "Ghostbusters" are quite famous in central Darokin, from Athenos up to Akorros. Their repeated and unfruitful attempts at disclosing the secret of Itheldown Island are well known too: as soon as they've gathered the necessary money, these fearless adventurers are used to launch an expedition to Itheldown Castle. Until now their attempts were not very lucky, though many Darokinians thinks that the "Ghostbuster" were very lucky going back home well and alive.

Egon Spengler: born in Graez in 960 AC and graduated at the Great School of Magic in Glantri City in 994 AC, Egon is the mage and inventor of the group. Thanks to his magic cleverness and the crafting skills that his father, a siege machine builder, taught him, Egon creates incredible magical items and machines that not always work as they should.
Egon is also a necromancer of the second circle.
Notable possessions: diamond's key, heart's key (from Gaz3)
Typical sentence: "Don't cross the streams."

Peter Venkman: born in Darokin City in 969 AC, boyhood-friend of Raymond Stantz and former Sergeant of the Darokinian Army, Peter became a Paladin of Ixion a couple of years ago when his parents were killed by a vampire during a journey in Karameikos.
Peter is one of the group's founders (the other being Raymond) and the current leader.
Notable possession: rapier +2 flaming
Typical sentence: "We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!"

Raymond Stantz: born in Darokin City in 968 AC, boyhood-friend of Peter Venkman, Raymond is the quieter and thoughtful member of the group. He's a Cleric of Ixion, who's devoted his whole life to the endless struggle against Entropy and for this reason he, and Peter, created the "Ghostbusters". Even if sometimes he doesn't share Egon's opinions and methods, it was Raymond to hire the Glantrian maintaining that they needed a mage in the group.

Notable possession: Ecto guide to the Prime, Life Protection Ring
Typical sentence: (to whatever fiend) "Good evening. As a duly designated representative of the City, Region and Republic of Darokin, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activities and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension."

Winston Zeddmore: born in Athenos in 973 AC from a Darokinian father (a merchant) and a Pearl-islander mother (former slave in Thyatis), Winston is the last addition to the group.
Very concerned about slavery and openly enemy of Thyatis, Winston joined the group just for the payroll. Actually he doesn't know very much about undead, anyway he's quite skilled with weapons having served at Ft. Hobart for several years.
Notable possession: Scarab of Protection (family heirloom)
Typical sentence: "Ray, when someone asks you if you're an Immortal, say YES!"

Janine Melnitz: born in Elstritch in 980 AC and orphan since 1000 AC, when a mysterious swamp monster swallowed his parents, Janine has since then changed several jobs to earn her living. Being interested in supernatural monsters and events since she was young, Janine has now found the job of her life working as clerk for the "Ghostbusters".
Obviously Janine does not take part to adventures, but it's always possible to find her at the group's office at the corner between Seventh and Temple.
Notable possession:
Typical sentence: "Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, telekinetic movement, full trance medium, the monster of lake Klintest and the Hollow World theories?"