The Denizens of Gray 12
Shanky Blergstrom is a Kenku who’s been crazed by revenge lust. Shanky’s family was a nomadic flock whose end was met prematurely when a group of humans attempted to ethnically cleanse the woods surrounding Last Tide. While Shanky was in a neighboring town attempting to sell some pilfered goods his wife and three hatchlings were brutally murdered. When he returned to find their bloody feathers strewn all across their nest Shanky went quite mad, abandoning his usually sneaky tactics and ran screaming into the town tavern where he found and killed the party of men who had killed his family. In his anguish he ran to the highest point in the town and attempted to hang himself, only to be tackled by patrolmen and taken to the local prison. There Shanky rotted for 5 years, wishing he could kill himself but not being allowed to until his “trial” could happen – a trial that would be postponed indefinitely. During this time Shanky’s mind took a turn for the worst and his suicidal rage turned to a more generally unpredictable insanity in which anyone and anything was considered his enemy. Thus no one ever really knows if Shanky is a friend or a foe… even Shanky himself.