Tales of the Shackles
Owlbear is enjoying his newfound freedom, and his ready smile and endless barking of random phrases has made him something of a ship's mascot. He is, naturally, an utterly hopeless sailor and a next-to-useless pirate.
Mr. Plugg’s “pet,” a simpleminded, hulking brute called Owlbear Hartshorn, is usually kept belowdecks in the middle hold, but Plugg brings him out on special occasions, such as when he wants someone killed or taught a lesson.
Owlbear Hartshorn is a large man with meaty fists.He’s a bit simple, and the rest of the crew enjoys having a laugh at the poor fellow’s expense. To try to make friends, Hartshorn has taken to clowning, laughing, and crying out random phrases at the top of his voice, as this seems to make people laugh. Owlbear likes to eat live crabs, breaking the shells with his teeth and fingers, and his shaved skin still shows signs of the tarring and feathering the crew gave him as a cruel joke not so long ago.
Owlbear is enjoying his newfound freedom, and his ready smile and endless barking of random phrases ("Pig’s teeth! How’s about a fat bag of magenta? Narkurs!!) has made him something of a ship’s mascot. He is, naturally, an utterly hopeless sailor and a next-to-useless pirate.