This page is for minor characters that don't actually get a chance to speak in the story, or have very brief appearance, and so do not have enough information to be put into a non-stub article.

Balance Minor Characters[edit | edit source]

Brock Thickstone[edit | edit source]

Jess the Beheader's wrestling partner prior to his offscreen murder.

Chancellor Marlow[edit | edit source]

Chancellor of the Legato Conservatory.

Cherub Joe[edit | edit source]

Cherub Joe is Jeff Angel's sleazy manager and mastermind of the Turbo-Jeff Action Doll line of toys. He is a member of the "creates facsimiles of other characters" club alongside Garfield the Deals Warlock.

Cinder[edit | edit source]

Cinder is a living fireball who the THB met on their journey to fight King Scald. He had recently been shitcanned (fired??) from his job working the forge in Scald's castle.

He seems to speak in an almost ghostly and foreboding manner when small, making his lighthearted sentences very humorous to hear. Imagine an apparition appearing before you in the dead of night and crying that you must avenge their death by killing a rich socialite, who is, and I quote, "a total asshole". That's what it's like. His voice changes depending on his size, in a spur-of-the-moment bit improvised by Travis and Griffin. His largest self sounds like an enormous buff stud and his medium-sized self sounds identical to Griffin's own unaltered voice.

He seems to be quite the bargainer, as he haggles with the THB for information despite literally being in the middle of wasting away on a bridge. Taako calls his bluff on this.

Craigory[edit | edit source]

One of the Hammerhead gang, Craigory was involved in the fight at the garage. He has since died.

Death Man[edit | edit source]

A wrestler from The Boston Live Event. He's an older wrestler, but still very strong, and wears a trench coat, under which he wears baggy pants and a tee shirt with cut off sleeves. He has a skull painted on his face. His entrance music is a bunch of electric lutes, and he has a banner with gothic symbols and a large flaming sword on it. It takes him quite a while to get to the ring. He is probably based on real world wrestler; The Undertaker.

Doug Math[edit | edit source]

The inventor of mathematics in Faerun, as remembered by Taako and confirmed by Hodge Podge.

Dracula[edit | edit source]

A former vampire who met Très Horny Boys during the Live Halloween Special. He was cured of vampirism by the boys and now works at the Bureau of Benevolence. He also appeared in the Live Candlenights 2018 Spectacular, at a Candlenights party.

Gartholomule[edit | edit source]

The occasional sidekick of Lucian Buttwatcher, mentioned in The Flophouse Presents: Return of the Hogsbottom Three. He's compared to Sherlock Holmes' sidekick Watson and helped Buttwatcher solve the mystery of Jesse Thorn's death. Gartholomule is said to be half-human, half-mule, but that could have been a joke (especially since mules, horse/donkey hybrids, are sterile).

Gerald the Catwalk Boy[edit | edit source]

Featured in The Adventure Zone Presents: The Live Boston Stunt Spectacular, Gerald the catwalk boy operates the spotlight from atop the catwalk. He is human and has a voice that sounds like he's going through puberty.

Gerald Loggins[edit | edit source]

Featured In The Adventure Zone: Live Candlenights 2018 Spectacular, Gerald Loggins is a man in sensible slacks, that began his adventure during a last minute Candle Nights shopping trip at in the Fantasy Costco for his stepson Timothy. He is Level 1 Stepdad, and he has at most 10 hit points, as evidenced by a 10 point healing potion putting him at full from being downed after an intense battle. He fights alongside the Tres Horny Boys throughout their quest, and in the end receives a mint condition Jeff Angel figurine.

Glymeth[edit | edit source]

Hekuba's new boyfriend. He has been part of the Coralheart clan for decades.

Hathaway Redcheek-Fangbattle[edit | edit source]

A halfling woman who is part of the Redcheek cider family and the wife of Jeremy "Scales" Fangbattle. She is Noelle Redcheek's cousin. She loves music, and it forms the bedrock of her relationship with her husband. She is also fiercely loyal to her family and went on a dangerous mission to ensure the safety of her uncle, Darius Redcheek.

Kurtze[edit | edit source]

An orc youth who the adventurers rescue from slavers. Kurtze was later seen firing an arrow at Gundren Rockseeker and fleeing. It is unknown whether he survived the destruction of Phandalin. He was named after a Twitter user (Scott Kurtz) for whom Griffin deleted the tweet.

Leeman Kessler[edit | edit source]

He was a half-elf soldier and a Bureau of Balance Reclaimer, who died trying to transport The Oculus back to the Bureau. He was posthumously impersonated by Merle Highchurch.

Nundro Rockseeker[edit | edit source]

Relative of Gundren Rockseeker, Tharden Rockseeker, and Merle Highchurch. Found dead while heading towards Wave Echo Cave.

Oriana[edit | edit source]

An Abbess and spiritual leader of The First Monastery. Chose Merle Highchurch to train at the monastery, where she taught him how to use a technique called Parley. Named after Twitter user @oriana_gray.

Orla[edit | edit source]

A local Orc merc that offered to come along for Davenport's journey.  Her home was destroyed when she was just a child, and she found a new home on the ocean. She was wearing a black duster over a white linen shirt and ratty brown pants, with an eyepatch over one of her scarred-up eyes. She’s large enough to carry what appears to be a moderately-sized ship’s cannon strapped to her back. On her hip is a long cutlass in a plain black scabbard.

Petrilda[edit | edit source]

A dwarven carnival vendor and fried conjurer who can fry up anything your heart desires. During the first Midsummer celebration in the Balance Arc, she sold fried unicorn horn and unicorn dick to Magnus, although she noted that it was very illegal.

Renée[edit | edit source]

Renée the Jackhammer Robot is an automaton that lives in Wave Echo Cave. She has jackhammers for arms. She bulldozes Spider Bryan into a pit. She was named after Twitter user Renubals.

Ruby[edit | edit source]

Ruby was Gundren Rockseeker's dog who traveled with the Adventurers on their trip to Phandalin. Is said to look like two butts. Not heard of since the third episode, presumably obliterated in the apocalyptic glassification of Phandalin. Their name was made up right on the spot. After the events of episode 69, is no longer the only known example of Dog.

Skelly (alias)[edit | edit source]

Presumably not his real name, Skelly is an employee at Camp Goodfriend. He is a large person who, for his job, wears a costume designed to make him look like a skeletal dragon (but it's really just like a child's skeleton costume from the neck down with spooky skeleton dragon mask on top). He throws foam "fire" balls at camp attendees and can only be beaten by great teamwork.

Spider Bryan[edit | edit source]

Spider Bryan is a giant actual spider who guards the Dark Elf, Magic Brian. He was killed by Renée the Jackhammer Robot.

Tharden Rockseeker[edit | edit source]

Relative of Gundren Rockseeker, Nundro Rockseeker, and Merle Highchurch. Found dead while heading towards Wave Echo Cave.

The Aunt[edit | edit source]

Taako and Lup's unnamed aunt, who taught Taako how to cook, and presumably died when the Red Robes' homeworld was absorbed by the Hunger.

Tom Bodett(s)[edit | edit source]

In the Plane of Thought, Tom Bodett is an American author, voice actor, and radio host who has been the spokesman for hotel chain Motel 6 for thirty years. In the Realm in which our heroes reside, Tom Bodett is the only (and every) resident of the city of Rockport. He and the other Toms Bodett perform all of the necessary functions of the town, from taking train tickets to hosing off muddy wizards. In every realm, he'll keep the light on for ya.[1][2] In the graphic novel, his name was changed to simply “Thomas.”

Knights Minor Characters[edit | edit source]

Lyin' Jack[edit | edit source]

A children's toy that tells truths and lies in a pattern, and it's up to the owner to try and figure out what that pattern is. Had a spinoff toy called Truthin' Jill that wasn't nearly as successful or popular.

Harv[edit | edit source]

A guard and member of The Knights of Tyr encountered in the basement of the Magistrate's house. He was charmed by Tom Collins and knocked unconscious by Troth. He loves you.

Todd[edit | edit source]

The Knight Captain for The Knights of Tyr encountered in the lobby of the Magistrate's house. He was hypnotized by Lenny Manolito, and tricked by Tom Collins, who pretended to be the god Tyr, into revealing the location of the Magistrate.

Commitment Minor Characters[edit | edit source]

Abbey[edit | edit source]

An operative of the Do Good Fellowship, belonging to an unknown department. He is present at the mixer, sitting at table four with Pridmore and Dagney.

Dagney[edit | edit source]

An operative of the Do Good Fellowship, belonging to an unknown department. They were present at the mixer, and sat at table four, alongside Pridmore and Abbey.

Grey[edit | edit source]

An operative of the Do Good Fellowship, belonging to an unknown department. They were present at the mixer, and sat at table two with Addison and Flanagan.

They were present at the final scene in Episode 4, standing next to Addison, Flanagan, and Mary on the raised platform.

Jonesy[edit | edit source]

Head of the Do Good Fellowship's Engineering department.

Lid[edit | edit source]

An operative of the Do Good Fellowship, belonging to an unknown department. They appear outside the center of the Berg, standing next to Jamie and Sylvain.

Litti[edit | edit source]

An operative of the Do Good Fellowship, belonging to an unknown department. They were present at the mixer, and sat at table three, alongside Sylvain and Jamie.

Pridmore[edit | edit source]

An operative of the Do Good Fellowship, belonging to an unknown department. They were present at the mixer, and sat at table four, alongside Dagney and Abbey.

Scully[edit | edit source]

Head of the Do Good Fellowship's Diplomatic's department.

Amnesty Minor Characters[edit | edit source]

Agent Hanes[edit | edit source]

A coworker of Agent Stern who showed up with the rest of the Department of Unexplained Phenomenon. Played by Hal Lublin, and the only NPC to be played by someone besides the GM in the show.

Deputy Dewey[edit | edit source]

The bumbling deputy of the Kepler police department. He is easily impressed by Aubrey's magic, resulting in his badge being stolen by her. Due to events that occurred during Episode 24, he is now also a specter. In episode 13 Duck/Justin and Deputy Dewey have a conversation about LARPing and makes a joke that he is "trying to fucking make it so that Balance is a creation of Deputy Dewey‘s mindscape."

Detective Maygen[edit | edit source]

A detective working in the Kepler Police Station, who briefly arrested an unconscious Aubrey. After witnessing a magic display, Maygen is now afraid of Aubrey.

Eugene[edit | edit source]

An employee of the ski lodge who once saw aliens and makes an incomparably good french-onion soup. He has a dog named Braxton.

Gordo Pilbins[edit | edit source]

The junior sales associate at Dave's Dehumidifier Depot, only appearing in The Adventure Zone: Amnesty Halloween Special! He is about 25 years old, and hates his job so much that he laced the haunted house fog machines with drugs, presumably to break up the monotony.

Jane Newton[edit | edit source]

Duck's younger sister, presumably 11 years younger than him. He saved her from a dream fire presumably caused by Minerva when Duck was young.

Juno Devine[edit | edit source]

Juno is Duck's coworker. As a forest ranger in the Monongahela National Forest, she responds to Duck's call in Episode 4. She is also a childhood friend of Duck, and was playing field hockey with him in an abandoned clothes retailer when he received Beacon.

Juno also has a relationship with Arlo Thacker, her having been tracked down by Thacker in 1989 during a middle school excursion placing her birth year somewhere between 1975 and 1978. She also has a love for the Monongahela State Forest and an aptitude for drawing the flora of the area.

Mike[edit | edit source]

Mike was a member of the Pine Guard prior to the events of Amnesty. As recounted by Mama, he was attacked during the fire Elemental hunt, when it went through the fuel line of his car and left him dead.

Moira[edit | edit source]

A Sylph ghost (previously a vampire, like Dani), who lives at the Amnesty Lodge. She directs Aubrey, Duck, and Ned to Sylvain in Episode 8 to visit Heathcliff.

Mrs. Pearson[edit | edit source]

One of Duck's neighbors, a sweet older lady who was formerly one of Kepler's first female police officers. She still has a protective instinct, and constantly checks up on Duck. However, as Duck clarifies, they watch out for each other.

Pete[edit | edit source]

Pigeon Wilson's friend who also encountered The Beast in Amnesty Ep. 1.

Randy[edit | edit source]

A child who was celebrating his birthday at the lodge in Snowshoe when Aubrey's powers surfaced.

Todd Hinderflinns[edit | edit source]

The former manager of H2-Whoa That Was Fun. He enjoys risque magazines and almost calls the police on Aubrey, who was breaking into his locker; He was only stopped by Aubrey lighting the telephone wire on fire.

Victoria[edit | edit source]

An older woman, the previous owner of the Cryptonomica. She was Ned's first friend in Kepler, giving him room and board in exchange for a chance at an honest living.

Dust Minor Characters[edit | edit source]

Daria Cross[edit | edit source]

Ex-criminal wizard who attempted to help Errol reverse his transformation, but instead trapped him in a permanently half-transformed state. Nevertheless, the Banshee considers her a traitor and she is now being hidden on Carrion Street.

Deputy Rosa[edit | edit source]

Second-in-command for Dry River's branch of the Law. She is generally portrayed as nervous and stricken, but to be fair, she's having a rough day. After the climax of the arc, she is declared the new sheriff in town by Errol.

Ellis and Blackwood[edit | edit source]

A pair of grunts in the Banshee's organization. Ellis is very congenial and was deeply offended when Errol distrusted him. Blackwood never spoke, but was intimidating, and acted as Ellis's emotional support.

Em[edit | edit source]

A ghost gambler found at the Sterling who witnessed Jeremiah celebrating. Gandy beats her at poker in exchange for questions and, while Em answers good-naturedly, she does try to push for another round of poker and quickly cut Gandy off after the five questions were asked.

Father Dante[edit | edit source]

Unseen priest at Dry River's Church.

Flint Chittles[edit | edit source]

Owner of a mining company outside of Dry River that wanted the same property as Parson's Cashew Company, and suspected in the murder of Augustus. Augustus hired Gandy and Errol for that purpose, but Errol, intentionally or not, ruined the investigation.

Garrett Althiser[edit | edit source]

In Augustus's life, he was a yes-man. In death, a poorly-established line of succession made him the new CEO of Parson's Cashew Company, which Augustus is absolutely furious about.

Jonathan Mathis[edit | edit source]

Abigail's late-but-not-gone husband, found by Augustus at the Graveyard. He reported that he sensed a spirit pass through, and it was full of confusion and betrayal. He was a Flesh, and this trait was passed on to his daughter, Anne.

Joseph Blackwell[edit | edit source]

Patriarch of the Blackwell family. After discovering the death of his son and its intention, he ensures that Dylan gets to a doctor and comforts Anne. Days later, he hires the Grayson Agency to find his next heir, his daughter in Crescent City.

Julian Mathis[edit | edit source]

A son of the Mathis family who, while only mentioned, has a house next to his mother's.

Marcus[edit | edit source]

The previous owner of the Sterling, who vanished two years ago immediately after Isabella Slate's arrival. He wasn't very nice, so apparently nobody looked into it. Later, it is discovered that he was involved in criminal activities. He is currently locked in a cage in Isabella's basement and used as a Capri-Sun every night.

Marie Jacobs[edit | edit source]

A Fur who runs the local depot and tries to stay neutral in the Blackwell-Mathis feud. She fondly recalled how Dylan, Anne, and Jeremiah grew up together, but then explained that she was present when Dylan ran out of the bar. She also told Wilder to "grow up" and give Errol a root beer, which was awfully nice of her.

Mr. Silver[edit | edit source]

A tailor who owns Silver's Linings and was the first to find Dylan with Jeremiah's body.

Tommy Nox[edit | edit source]

Joseph's second, who accompanies him to the station and brings Dylan to a doctor. He was completely separate from the crime, but the Sheriff's insistence on his innocence causes Augustus to immediately mark him as a suspect.

Wilder[edit | edit source]

Owner of the Full Moon Saloon. He is an older man and extremely intimidating, but can also be childish, such as refusing Errol a root beer despite his many requests.

Graduation Minor Characters[edit | edit source]

Candice[edit | edit source]

A miner in Hope's magical ore mine and employee of Reginald Ore, who represents the workers in an insurance liability dispute that the Thundermen must resolve for a real-world assignment.

Ian[edit | edit source]

An imp found infesting a hospital under the employ of Terrence. His name has about 16 characters, most of which are ampersands or asterisks, but it is pronounced identically to "Ian" and the true spelling is left unspecified. He is more amiable than most of the imps, having recently rethought a lot of his life decisions, and pursues a new life making artisanal cheese.

Jade Johnson, Esq.[edit | edit source]

A lawyer in Hope who helped the Thundermen sue a monster, which was radical, but yelled at Argo about some mints. Fitzroy left her one star (the least number of stars) on Fyelp.

Jaryd Reginald[edit | edit source]

The owner of Reginald Ore, a business in Hope. He demanded that the workers dig deeper after the depletion of a magical ore vein, leading to an insurance liability dispute that the Thundermen must resolve for a real-world assignment.

Osrick[edit | edit source]

Osrick, an elf, is the head of the bursar's office at Hieronymous Wiggenstaff's School for Heroism and Villainy. He subscribes to BoyCloaks Magazine.

Sylvia Nite[edit | edit source]

The headmaster of Clyde Nite's Night Knight School, who Fitzroy turned into a catfish during his Magical Theory class. She was transformed back by the assistant professor, and expelled Fitzroy almost immediately afterwards.

Terrence[edit | edit source]

He and his imps are sent to a hospital in Hope to distract the Thundermen and take the blame for the weird stuff happening at the school—a plan that fails, because Terrence apparently can't lie to save his demonic life. Before he dies, he does almost kill Argo, though.

Tom and Geraldine[edit | edit source]

Tom and Geraldine, or Gerry for short, are adopted siblings and the shopkeepers at Barns and Nobles in Hope. In true TAZ tradition, they are named after a cartoon cat (and mouse, in Geraldine's case).

Xorn Xorn from Low Down Deep[edit | edit source]

An earth elemental who fell through a rift, destroying a magical ore mine and bringing its operation to a halt. He was lost and desperate for rocks to eat, and regretted the cave's destruction once he realized what had happened. After serving him a subpoena, the Thundermen helped him return to the Plane of Earth.

Miscellaneous Minor Characters[edit | edit source]

Dolly[edit | edit source]

An Undulan woman who saved the PCs of Hootenanny from being brain-slugged, and subsequently rescued their ship from the pit of soft clay where it was previously trapped. She owns a tow robot.

References and Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Tom Bodett's official Wikipedia page notes The Adventure Zone under "In Popular Culture."
  2. Tom Bodett stars in Motel 6's campaign about leaving the lights on.
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