The (More Than) Complete Cast of CVRPG
Heroes, Villains, Low-lives, and Agents of Leisure
Although often attributed as a whole clan of hunchbacks named "Igor", the name itself is specific to one man -- all other beings in the clan are simply fleamen without a common shared name. There is only one Igor, just as there is only one Ringo or Cher (two other fleamen of moderate fame and skill).
What is common among all the fleamen, Igor included, is that they love to serve the dark masters. Evil scientists, genetic mutants, insane wizards, and of course dark vampires have all, from time to time, employed fleamen as their servants and lab assistants. But above them all, rising from the rabble of random leaping, clawing, pouncing fleamen there comes one great servant, better at being a toady, more earnest in their love of cobwebs -- Igor.
Born to humble beginnings (because he is a fleaman), Igor spent his formative years in a dungeon. A literal dungeon, since his parents were servants to a mad scientist and he wanted his dungeon clean and tidy. Igor learned the servant craft in this years -- how to hang cobwebs, how to distribute dust, how to get the blood out of cobblestones, how to put out the fires started by townsfolk before they destroy the tapestries. These are vitals skills for anyone, fleaman or butler alike, and Igor took to them with vigor.
Tragically, Igor has never been able to hold down a job for very long, although this is through no fault of his own. When you work for evil madmen, your job has a life as long as your boss's, ad they aren't destined to remain on this mortal coil for long.
Although between jobs right now, Igor has printed copies of his resume, CV, and references if there are any interested employers.
As a servant, Igor lives for nothing more than a lab to tidy and a dungeon to call home. Although he could work for anyone, Igor is used to the life of a servant to the exceedingly evil -- it's not that the pay is better, but there are certain creature comforts (like a Creature in the cellar) that you just can't find in the more respectable establishments.
For those interested, Igor knows how to create sever types of liquors, the intricate processes of mummification, wiring for lightning experiments, and he can cross-stitch. Only insane madmen need apply.
The Queen of Earth 2
Raised as a assassin, the next in line to take over her father's band of mercenaries, Isabella was trained in the dark skills, strength and blood. She would become a mighty ruler of her men and, one day, the world.
Isabella is cold, an edge of steel, a heart of ice. She spent years among the people, seeing the evil they were capable of, the darkness that lived in every man. She learned from them, the skills they showed, the evil the did, and she found her power among the basest of men.
Then she found a kingdom, one with an inept king and no proper heirs. She staged a coup, fomented a rebellion, and she (and her band of killers) were at the center of it, the head of it. The lead the charge, took over the kingdom, and became the queen
It was then that a certain Dark Lord, one who said he already ruled the country (and all the countries around it). Isabella had just taken out his puppet government. Instead of being angry, though, he said he was happy to have Isabella on his team. And he made her an offer: join with his growing legion or monsters and murderers or die and be replaced by the next puppet regime.
So she joined. She saw potential for more power, and she gladly grabbed for it.
Isabella was trained to rule. She was taught, from an early age, that she would one day take over her father's band of thieves and assassins and turn them into an army. She would find a way to conquer the world, one country at a time. She would have herself an empire, and she would start in the north of Europe.
She never expected that her plans for domination would align her with the armies of the undead. But then, she wasn't exactly opposed to it -- one evil is just exchanged for another. And she lived in the darkness, immersed herself in evil. Who was she to judge?