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Dugger (pronounced /ˈdʌɡər/) is a dwarf involved in the criminal activities at the Prudaj Textiles warehouse in Jrusar. As an NPC, Dugger is played by Matthew Mercer.

Description

Appearance

Dugger had a pale sallow face, greasy pulled-back hair, and a patchy, nasty-looking chin beard.[2] When the Bells Hells has seen him, he has worn a dark cloak.[3]

In his mutated form, Dugger's veins were blackened and oozed glistening oily film. The eyes were almost completely black.[4]

Personality

Dugger was cold, demanding,[5] and generally agreed upon to be creepy.[6]

Biography

Background

Dugger was a member of the Hubatt Corsairs until a few months prior to the start of the campaign.[7] He also had worked with Emoth Kade.[8]

"The Trail and the Toll" (3x03)

The party followed Danas to the Weary Way Tavern and tracked her to a room with a closed door, through which they could hear a voice admonishing her and telling her that her talents were no longer needed. The party broke down the door when they started to hear choking noises, and were attacked by Dugger inside the room. He escaped before they could kill him. Later that night, when Bertrand Bell took a drunken walk, he was attacked and killed by Dugger.

"On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04)

After the party located Bertrand's corpse, Orym determined that the wounds matched Dugger's weapons. Ariks Eshteross was not familiar with a pale dwarf matching Dugger's description. The party then began to gather information, and Dorian was, with the help of Imogen and a Charm Person spell, able to learn that Dugger enjoyed gambling and was once an ordinary carpenter, but began both wasting away physically and working in an unspecified different job several months prior.[9]

"The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05)

Fan art of Dugger squeezing through the tunnel, by Lap Pun Cheung.[art 2]

The party learned where Duggar's home was from Yash Mangal and went to investigate. They broke into the house, which was locked and boarded up, and found the interior appeared to have been ransacked and was covered with a strange oily residue. As Fearne in rat form was exploring a tunnel similar to those found in the Weary Way Tavern, a stretched, elongated form of Dugger pursued her upward, reforming into a more typical dwarven form when he emerged. During the ensuing combat, shade creepers again emerged from a second tunnel to aid him, and a hit from Orym burst a strange hump on Dugger's back, releasing yet another shade creeper. When Dugger was killed by Dorian Storm's Thunderwave, he turned into ash.

Character information

Notable items

Abilities

He had some degree of command over a group of shade creepers, which he refered to as "children."[13]

  • Multiattack: Dugger made four attacks, two with his rapier and two with his dagger or shortsword.[14][15]
  • Amorphous: Dugger could squeeze into a space narrow enough for a mouse.
  • Cunning Action: Dugger could take the dash, disengage, or hide actions as a bonus action.[16]
  • Slippery Dash: When an attack missed him, he could use his reaction to move up to his speed without provoking opportunity attacks.[17]
  • Uncanny Dodge: When hit by an attack, he could use his reaction to halve the damage.[18]
  • Spellcasting

Appearances and mentions

Trivia

References

  1. See "On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04) at 2:30:18.
  2. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 1:31:02.
  3. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 1:31:14.
  4. See "The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05) at 2:16:15.
  5. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 1:25:32.
  6. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 3:13:55.
  7. See "The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05) at 21:36.  Yash says that Dugger disappeared briefly about 6 months prior and left the Corsairs not long after that.
  8. See "In Too Deep" (3x14) at 4:10:16.
  9. See "On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04) from 2:28:10 through 2:31:37.
  10. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 1:52:57.
  11. See "On the Trail of a Killer" (3x04) at 0:35:44.
  12. See "The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05) at 2:15:12.
  13. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 2:01:12.
  14. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 1:56:25.
  15. See "The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05) at 2:15:03.
  16. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 1:57:17.
  17. See "The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05) at 2:33:57.
  18. See "The Threat Between the Walls" (3x05) at 2:54:55.
  19. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 2:17:40.
  20. See "The Trail and the Toll" (3x03) at 1:48:55.

Art:

  1. Fan art of Dugger as an ordinary dwarf, by Thomas Lue (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Dugger squeezing through the tunnel, by Lap Pun Cheung (source). Used with permission.
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