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Tarrare, the Insatiable

Tarrare, the Insatiable
  • Alias: Tarrare
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Human (though some rumors suggest possible supernatural or non-human traits)
  • Occupation: Performer/Entertainer (known for his unique abilities and shocking feats)
  • Religion: Unknown (possibly influenced by superstitions or spiritual beliefs)
  • Allies: Circus or sideshow performers, individuals fascinated by his condition
  • Enemies: Society at large, those who reject or fear him
  • Abode/Base of Operations: Transient, traveling with circus or sideshow groups
  • Nationality: French (born in Lyon, France)
  • Languages: French (limited vocabulary and speech due to his condition)
  • Alignment: Chaotic Neutral (driven by primal urges and unpredictable behavior)
  • Affiliation(s): Circus or sideshow groups, associated with individuals who exploit his condition for entertainment purposes
  • Significant Others: None mentioned in historical accounts

In the bustling streets of France, there exists a man like no other. Tarrare, a living enigma, possesses an insatiable appetite that defies all boundaries. Standing before you is a man of average height, with a gaunt frame that betrays his voracious hunger. His sunken eyes, hollow cheeks, and perpetually open mouth hint at the insatiable void within.

Driven by an unquenchable desire to consume, Tarrare embarks on a relentless quest to satiate his bottomless hunger. His insatiable appetite knows no bounds, as he devours everything in his path with an unsettling blend of gluttony and desperation. The reasons behind his insatiable hunger remain shrouded in mystery, some attributing it to a medical condition, others to a curse that has befallen him.

As a character, Tarrare is both fascinating and tragic. His uncontrollable urges and grotesque eating habits have made him an outcast, shunned by society and forced to wander in search of sustenance. His relentless pursuit of food has led him to unimaginable lengths, resorting to devouring animals, objects, and even the unthinkable.

Deep down, Tarrare yearns for a semblance of normalcy, to be free from the constant torment of hunger that consumes his every thought. But this quest seems elusive, as his insatiable appetite drives him further into a world of darkness and isolation.

Driven by desperation, Tarrare’s actions are often unpredictable and driven by an instinctual need to feed. He becomes a living paradox, as his ravenous hunger clashes with his inherent humanity. His very existence is a tragic reminder of the fragility of the human condition, a cautionary tale of the consequences of unchecked desires.

Tarrare’s ultimate goal is to find solace and redemption, to break free from the relentless grip of his hunger and find a place where he can be accepted for who he truly is. But whether such a place exists, or if his insatiable appetite can ever be sated, remains a mystery yet to be unraveled.

Tarrare, the Insatiable

Medium humanoid (monstrosity), chaotic neutral

Armor Class: 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points: 85 (10d8 + 40)
Speed: 30 ft.

18 (+4)12 (+1)18 (+4)8 (-1)10 (+0)16 (+3)

Skills: Perception +2, Stealth +3
Senses: Darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 12
Languages: French
Challenge: 4 (1,100 XP)


  • Insatiable Hunger: Tarrare can consume an enormous amount of food without becoming satiated. He requires twice the normal amount of food per day to sustain himself.


  • Razor-Sharp Teeth: Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 10 (2d6 + 4) piercing damage. If the target is a creature, Tarrare can attempt to grapple it (escape DC 14).
  • Regurgitate Object: Tarrare forcefully regurgitates a swallowed object or creature. Each creature within 10 feet of Tarrare must make a DC 12 Dexterity saving throw, taking 3d6 acid damage on a failed save, or half as much damage on a successful one.
  • Revolting Odor: He emits a foul stench in a 15-foot radius. Creatures within the area must succeed on a DC 14 Constitution saving throw or be poisoned for 1 minute.

Legendary Actions: Tarrare can take 3 legendary actions, choosing from the options below. Only one legendary action option can be used at a time, and only at the end of another creature’s turn. Tarrare regains spent legendary actions at the start of his turn.

  • Devouring Bite: Tarrare makes a bite attack.
  • Gorging Feast (Costs 2 Actions): Tarrare consumes a large amount of food, healing 5d8 hit points.
  • Engulfing Hunger (Costs 3 Actions): Tarrare attempts to swallow a creature that is currently grappled by him. The target must make a DC 14 Dexterity saving throw or be swallowed. While swallowed, the target is blinded and restrained and takes 14 (4d6) acid damage at the start of Tarrare’s turn. The target can repeat the saving throw at the end of its turn, ending the effect on a success.


  • Tattered and stained clothing
  • Belt pouch containing 10 gold pieces

Notes: Tarrare’s abilities are inspired by his historical accounts, focusing on his insatiable hunger, ability to consume inedible objects, and his regurgitation ability. The stat block is tailored to reflect his monstrous nature, heightened physical attributes, and unique traits. Adjust the challenge rating (CR) as needed based on your campaign’s balance.

Please note that this representation is a creative adaptation and may not fully capture the complexity of the historical figure.

Currently in the World

Tarrare stands before you, a tall and gaunt figure with wild, unkempt hair and a sickly pallor to his skin. His sunken eyes dart around, betraying a perpetual hunger that seems to consume his every thought. His emaciated frame is clothed in tattered garments, stained with remnants of his previous meals. Despite his frail appearance, there is a feral intensity in his gaze, and an unsettling aura surrounds him.

Currently, Tarrare is hunched over a table piled high with an assortment of objects—bones, scraps of fabric, even bits of metal and glass. He feverishly sniffs and examines each item, his lips quivering with anticipation. The room around him is cluttered and disheveled, filled with the detritus of his constant scavenging. The air carries a putrid odor, a combination of decay and the remnants of his previous meals.

His mood is one of restless agitation, driven by an insatiable craving that gnaws at his insides. You can see the hunger in his eyes, the desperate longing for sustenance that drives him to search for any morsel, edible or not. His demeanor is a mix of desperation and curiosity, as if each object before him holds the promise of satiating his voracious appetite.

Occasionally, he pauses to mutter to himself, his voice a raspy whisper filled with longing and frustration. The lines etched on his face tell the tale of a life filled with constant torment, haunted by the unquenchable hunger that defines his existence. Tarrare’s presence is unsettling, a reminder of the depths to which the human appetite can descend, and the lengths one can go to fulfill their primal desires.

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