Philip "Robert" Obaird
Halfling Druid with Stolckholme syndrome suffering from short term memory loss and possible dementia
Philip Obaird was a young, peaceful halfling druid, living out in the forest with his faithful wolf companion Bahadur. One day, while foraging for berries to make good berries to feed the wounded animals that gathered around his sacred tree, he was set upon by some elven/human bastards who decided to take him hostage due to the fact he was a “short-shit, tree fuckin’, dwarf sympathizer”. They beat him viciously, cut down Bahadur with blades, and tied him up. He awoke later, his own blood caked on his shirt and tied in ropes. The terrorist group took him along with them to many small villages, mostly populated by halflings and a few dwarfs, saying they would kill him if they were not given money and supplies. They continued this for many months, savagely beating him, verbally abusing him, and giving him very little food or water. However, as time passed, Philip changed in his mannerisms. He began to identify with the groups hatred of dwarfs, somehow believing in their radical hatred of dwarven interactions with the other races of the world, and even began to enjoy the beatings. Phil even started to make the hostage situations more dramatic, acting along with the group to get even more out of those they were stealing from. Also, the trauma to his head seemed to have effected his short term memory, as he would often forget what he was doing. The group began to give him more freedoms, seeing this gradual change in personality. He began to join with them in the act of murdering the dwarfs, somewhat disturbing the other extremists. His loyalty was finally truly proven when he awoke in his nature made bed, chained outside the tent of Jartlfar to find Bahadur, who had apparently not been slain, creeping up to Jartlfar, about to rip out his throat. Philip jumped upon Bahadur and wrestled him down, to which Bahadur submitted. Jartlfar awoke, and saw that Philip had stopped his own wolf from killing him. From that night on, Philip was a fully fledged member of the organization. He is a mildly delusional murderer who will do anything to advance the agenda of the group. Bahadur continues to serve his master, hoping some day he will come to his senses and return with him to the wild.