OOC: Just a quick recap of how Douglas and Fiona
fit into the story. They've danced in and out of a couple different plotlines in 4 years of non-linear storytelling, that's a little hard to follow. Let me set the story straight:
The first PC to meet Douglas and Fiona was Robur
. They were all part of the same adventuring party, a disastrous near-TPK. For Robur, this was 0-level backstory that happened off-camera, a month ago in-game (December 2nd). Robur was left behind (presumed dead), Fiona scorched off her eyebrows, and Douglas broke his arm and lost all his teeth.
Douglas and Fiona next crossed paths with Dougal, Willie, and Dame Simonetta way back in the Prologue
(hard to believe that was back in 2018!). This was later in the same day (Dec 2) as their failed Adventure. (That's right: Robur was asleep for over a month! The whole time our Heroes have been exploring the dungeon, Robur was webbed up in the spider goat's pantry, in some kind of venom-induced suspended animation.)
Douglas and Fiona rode the turnip wagon Home for some well deserved R&R. Douglas got a fancy new set of moose teeth from the Dentist. Now a month later, they are back in Hornpipe and have agreed to join the party as hirelings (due to their lack of self-confidence after their previous failures) rather than lead their own party.
They are NPCs (not DM PCs) and you should feel free to interact with them as you see fit. It won't hurt my feelings.
The other NPC, Ginger
, has her own separate agenda apart from Douglas and Fiona. You haven't seen the three of them interact or show any signs they know each other, outside this context. Ginger seems to have a more calm and disciplined demeanor.