Name: for now lets call him (squishy)
Gender: Male (probably)
Race: Human: fishy shape shifter dude
Class: thief /shapeshifter
deep in a lake hidden in some marmalade forest that has magic/nuclear-fallout coming out the kazoo. There is a species of aquatic creatures that have been adapting and mutating at an excessive rate, one day they will be cleaning the scum form their pool...
the next they will be tearing apart bears foolish enough to drink from the shoreline!
Squishy if the first of their kind to achieve sentience
Of course this does not mean he is “intelligent” quite the opposite…. Orks stand next to him to look smart. But being the big fish in the little pool has warped his perspective on life a little… he’s not the idiot the rest of the world is!
Why should they be reading these paper words? When mouth words are just as good and you can shout at people in them silly humans and their customs!
Squishy doesn’t see why everyone else does not understand that wind is made because the sun pushes it around the sky as it moves… it’s a perfectly simple idea.
And why does everybody always shout at him and hit him with point sticks when he takes the shiny coins out of their pockets? Aren’t they for sharing? He’s seen people giving them to each other all the time.
Needless to say society would very mush like to be rid of squishy.
.... and there's more a character/physical descriton
an octopus/jellyfish/cuttlefish like creature that moves around on a”pool” of tentacles can’t be much taller than five feet tall. The rest of him is purely a result of his environment… his advanced genetic makeup changes not only his appearance but his physical qualities. He’s hit by a fireball his fire resistance goes up but he probably suffers a decrease to ice resistance.
He’s punching people a lot be becomes stronger but slower. He spends a lot of time stealing things he becomes more nimble… but probably less powerful.
And of course because he has no spine he can fit through a space another creature of his size would get cheese grated through. (possibly usefull for the party? Used to sovle puzzles?)
Note: a good squishy does not necessarily need to be nice he could be an honourable know-nothing-no-it-all… on the side of good… but a complete dick. On the other hand when he becomes a little less honourable he might begin too look like a cheeky little lovable scoundrel.
(I imagine him a bit like a grunt… small and possibly considered cute… but a bit of a pain in the ass)
Ideas for mobility:
On tall tentacles like stilts (think hannar from mass effect.)
No legs at all but pushes himself round on a foot of cilia (like a little puddle)
He is a sidekick to another character and due to his immobility he must be carried
drags himself along with long arm tenatcles.