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Maruo is a goblin, the owner and operator of the Overcrow Apothecary. As an NPC, Maruo is played by Matthew Mercer.



Maruo is a young female goblin with very bright yellow eyes, a faint underbite and a row of sharp teeth that hook forward from under the upper lip. Her ears are chewed a bit on the sides. She's seen some tougher days but seems to be positive and smiling.[1]


She is generally upbeat with a rather forceful personality, although the persona slips when she is intimidated Fjord and threatened by Jester, who used a trick to make Maruo think that she could be killed instantly with a spell from any distance.[2]



Maruo runs the Overcrow Apothecary, while also using the business as a front for refining residuum powder into suude.[3]

"Agreements" (2x61)[]

While scrying on Vence Nuthaleus, the Mighty Nein found out about a meeting being held at "The Overcrow".[4] The meeting was planned to be held 13 days later.

The Mighty Nein found the Overcrow Apothecary and decited to scope it out before the meeting. There they found that Maruo sells mostly oils. Fjord tried to ask for something more unique but got nothing out of the owner. However, Caduceus detected a slight magical essence in the corner of the chamber behind Maruo.

"Domestic Respite" (2x62)[]

Two days before the meeting, Mighty Nein went to the shop once again. In the back of the shop, they found several chests: one of them contained a drug called suude; the other chest stored residuum powder.

"Intervention" (2x63)[]

Jester distracted Maruo while Nott eavesdropped on a meeting between Obann and a dragonborn. During the ensuing battle, Maruo hid behind the counter, and under questioning later explained that she just rents out her upstairs room to people who want a private place to meet.

"A Dangerous Chase" (2x64)[]

The Mighty Nein threatened to kill Maruo if she told anyone anything about what happened in the Overcrow Apothecary, and with the payment of 15 platinum from Beau, she agreed to keep quiet and tell them if anyone else arrived.

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Appearances and mentions[]


  • (to Fjord) What's your name, handsome?[8]


  1. See "Agreements" (2x61) at 2:47:59.
  2. See "A Dangerous Chase" (2x64) at 0:33:00.
  3. See "Domestic Respite" (2x62).
  4. See "Agreements" (2x61) at 0:20:47.  Place and time; Information about a meeting
  5. See "Domestic Respite" (2x62) at 2:33:55.
  6. See "Domestic Respite" (2x62).
  7. See "Domestic Respite" (2x62).
  8. See "Agreements" (2x61) at 2:50:05.


  1. Fan art of Maruo (left) and Zorth, by Kileigh Gallagher (source). Used with permission.