Cazban was a great deal of fun to play. He was a hyperbolical storyteller who always managed to portray himself in the best possible light, and since he was also the party chronicler, history remembers him as a somewhat mightier hero than he actually was and by weird happenstance the other party members are remembered as his loyal followers.
He was also a kill-stealing little git, who was completely ineffectual in combat until the party fighters had a tough creature down to its last few hit points at which time Cazban would hit with his crossbow and put it down. Frustrating for the fighters; amusing for me.
Here's journal entry on a Displacer Beast that Cazban vultured with a lucky crossbow shot, including a self-portrait of the mighty hunter with his kill.
Followed by his in-depth research of the nature of Shambling Mounds:
|Cazban subdues a Shambling Mound|
And, finally, Cazban demonstrates his cool nerve and steady aim by slaying a troll and saving the entire party!
|Cazban slays a common troll (Hadrohominus denuois)|
It was all for a good cause though, in the end we had a remarkably thorough bestiary (including detailed data on troll regeneration).
This was a really fun and memorable character to play and a lot of his unique personality quirks developed as a result of keeping this journal. It certainly helped me to get into character and stay there throughout the entire session. I had to give him up when I moved to a new city, but the other players still fondly recall the escapades of Cazban and I am almost certain that the nice lady who played the magic user has nearly forgiven me.