Several years ago my gaming group was playing a D&D game set in Eberron. I was planning on introducing a recurring villain at the end of the adventure, assuming he survived the encounter.

In the final encounter our brave heroes faced this evil necromancer. In a gravelly voice he identified himself as the source of their doom. “I am.. Ahhz Liqor!”

Pause.

One of the players looks at me and says “did he just say his name was ‘ass-licker’?”

Needless to say from that point forward I learned that it was important to say all NPC names out loud.

Ahhz Liqor is still legendary in my gaming group, years later, though oddly enough that was his only appearance…

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