The Shade Isle Campaign
Rydel is one of the Melènkâr family, the inhabitants of Castle Melènkâr. He appeared to be a pale man or elf with dark hair and stormy eyes, superficially youthful, but with an agèd feel to his presence. When the adventuring company encountered Rydel, he was dressed like a stereotypical artiste, ink- and paint-smudged smock and ill-fitting beret. He was directing a troupe of monkeys working at typewriters. Overjoyed to find strangers suddenly in his midst, he produced a reporter’s pad and pressed them all for their stories; but after a while, the adventurers grew bored with telling tales. When they tried to stop, Rydel started to cast a spell upon them, and so the heroes retaliated by slaying him.