Tuuk the Thief of the Book | The Secret of Forsaken Peak

Yesterday, I held a contest on Instagram to name a goblin that’s going to be one of the bosses of the first chunk of The Secret of Forsaken Peak adventure. Things got a little out of hand.

I got a whopping 414 replies (and they keep coming)!

But out of those 414 replies, I decided that I liked @not_the_average_joe_99 ‘s suggestion the best, which oddly came in just a few minutes ago:

Tuuk the thief of the book. Goblin wizard who stole a spell book and studied it for his power

And before you ask, yes. I literally read every single one of the answers before picking! Haha!

Who is Tuuk?

Tuuk, like many of the goblins of the Goblin Mine that hides near the top of The Forsaken Peak, is a rotten, grumpy bastard. As captain of the mine’s guard, Tuuk rules his crummy coterie with nothing more than a sneer and a barbed chain.

However, Tuuk’s not completely evil. For starters, he’s a vegetarian; meat (and especially Lamarr’s cooking) never really sat right in his stomach. And second, he has an interest in magic. Seeing as most goblins shy away from the arcane arts, it’s something he’s kept a secret.

After a recent raid on a group of delegates from the Lantern Kingdom, Tuuk kidnapped an apprentice mage named Laren riding with the group. He covertly whisked Laren away to his office, where he keeps her hidden and fed. In exchange for keeping her alive, she’s worked with Tuuk to teach him magic, hoping she can find a way to someday escape. While she hasn’t exactly “fallen in love” with her captor, she has developed a bond with the brutish gobbo.

Of course, should any of the other goblins discover Laren (especially Rolfin), both Laren and Tuuk are done for.

Tuuk (Goblin Captain)

Small humanoid (goblinoid), neutral evil

Armor Class 15 (chain shirt)

Hit Points 40 (9d6 + 9)

Speed 30 ft.

Abilities Str 13 (+1), Dex 14 (+2), Con 12 (+1), Int 11 (+0), Wis 9 (-1), Cha 10 (+0)

Saving Throws Str +3, Con +3

Skills Stealth +6

Senses darkvision 60 ft. passive Perception 9

Languages Common, Goblin

Challenge 3 (700 XP)

Nimble Escape. Tuuk can take the Disengage or Hide action as a bonus action on each of his turns.

Spellcasting. Tuuk is a 1st-level spellcaster. His spellcasting ability is Intelligence (save DC 10, +3 to hit with spell attacks). Tuuk has the following wizard spells prepared:

  • Cantrips (at will): mage hand, prestidigitation
  • 1st level (2 slots): shield


Multiattack. Tuuk makes two attacks with his spiked chain.

Spiked Chain. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 10 ft., one creature. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) slashing damage. Instead of damage, Tuuk can force the target to make a DC 11 Strength check. On a failed saving throw, the target falls prone in its space.


Thanks for reading!

I do love me some goblins. And Tuuk should be a fun addition to the Goblin Mine adventure I’m working on. Keep your eyes peeled for more updates.

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Art by Svetlin Velinov

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