Bedbug | Wannabe New Moon Bandit | The Assholes | Cynthia Bedbug "BB" is a halfling boy, age 12, who was the sometimes-leader of a gang of street urchins called the Assholes. BB was Scooter's human for most of Scooter's life, ever since he was a pup. BB told everyone he didn't have parents, but Scooter had a feeling that might not have been completely true - whoever BB considered parents, he didn't want to have anything to do with. BB had a natural charisma and two close friends to get in scrapes with and earn money, and a few additional urchin friends they could count on. Scooter's home was in the Assholes' clubhouse, in a workroom aside a storm drain in Cynthia, New Moon.
No Toes Winslow | Human boy | The Assholes Good at sneaking. Quiet. Smelled like rainwater.
Grippa Othen | Human girl | The Assholes Knew a lot of people. Grumpy and funny. Smelled like the part of town near the butcher's shop.
The Wizard with the Cracked Face | Scooter's prey Two months ago, BB and the gang were chasing down a contact on a new job and brought Scooter along as usual. In an alleyway they met an elven woman with big hair dressed in black and talked with her, in an urgent and hushed way. While they were speaking, a Black doorway appeared out of a wall a few steps away and a robed wizard came out and gripped all four people into stillness without touching them. It seemed like the wizard was doing something awful to them, making their skin change color, so Scooter obviously pounced the wizard in a flash. There was a lot of magic thrown about, but even injured and fading, Scooter wouldn't release until his kids were safe. All of them - the wizard, the kids, the elven woman, were dragged into the door, kind of in between one place and the next, and the wizard cast another spell to make Scooter let go. Scooter felt himself frozen, and couldn't hold the wizard in his teeth any longer. While the five humanoid figures fell through the other side of in between, Scooter was inside, without air, without light, without time. When Scooter awoke, he was a naked human in the alleyway, and the door was a brick wall.
Zoh | Bandit | Decent guy Zoh is someone who went looking for Bedbug. He was the first person to meet Scooter after Scooter turned human, finding him in the Assholes' hideout. At first, Zoh grilled Scooter mecilessly about what happened to BB, but ultimately understood Scooter wasn't to blame. Zoh tried to help Scooter along his way with advice, food, clothes, and a little money, advising he not get discovered.
Midnight Oz | Conjuration mage | Cynthia When Scooter was first investigating what happened to Bedbug and his crew, he used his tracking to try to hunt down the scent of the mage who took them away. The black door that the mage disappeared through had a distinct smell that he traced to a stone dome structure in central Cynthia. He found a mage named Midnight Oz there working for the Porters' Guild that smelled like the door. Oz was a middle aged human, seemed nervous and tired, and seemed believable that he didn't know anything about the missing kids. Oz said he was new in town, having replaced a woman at work named Polli who quit just a week prior. Scooter might have deduced that Polli was the woman who was taken along with the Assholes.
Places Scooter knows
Cynthia | Industry center of New Moon Scooter's home. He knows it pretty well. After weeks of searching, Scooter's pretty confident that Bedbug isn't in that town, and has gone wandering trying to hunt him down.
Dragonhorn Forest | The current lead Scooter's only current lead is the smell of a load of lumber he ran into while he was searching in Cynthia. There were two smells he remembered involving the Wizard with the Cracked Face - both having some similarities. First, the smell of the Black doorway, which smelled like Midnight Oz; and second, the magic cast on Scooter himself by the Wizard, which Scooter himself still smells a bit like. This load of lumber smelled like the Wizard's magic, and a bit like Scooter himself. After some investigation, it turns out this was a load of lumber harvested illegally from an enchanted forest in Whetstone, a province just west of New Moon. Scooter's set off to Whetstone, hoping to track down the source of the scent.
Things & Factions Scooter knows
Half-Orcs | Half-orcs are big, green, and have a smell
Elves | Elves are skinny people that have a smell
Halflings | Halflings are short people that have a smell
Gnomes | Gnomes are even shorter, big-headed people that have a smell.
Goliaths | Goliaths are big people that have a smell.
The Assholes | a ragtag group of urchins Scooter's family that have gone missing. There are a core three of them, with a few occasional friends and hangers-on.