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Residents of R.A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realms universe, these two span several of his storylines. Beyond there surname, and that they live in Vaasa, their clan is unknown, although Ivan and Pikel frequently ally themselves with the Battlehammer clan. At the start of The Cleric Quintet Ivan and Pikel were employed by the Edificant Library as cooks. The priests say that they were some of the best cooks that the library had ever seen.

Ivan Bouldershoulder Edit

Ivan is a stereotypical dwarf. Surly, strong, and always ready for a fight, he has allied himself with both Cadderly Bonaduce and Drizzt Do'Urden, two other characters of R.A. Salvatore's creation. Ivan is described as roughly four feet tall, and about two hundred pounds. He is almost never seen without his brother Pikel, for whom he often serves as translator. Ivan's weapon of choice is a large two-bitted axe. He also carries a crossbow that Cadderly designed. The crossbow, which Ivan himself built, fires unique bolts which are designed to fold in upon themselves, compressing the oil of impact, inside to cause an explosion. Ivan also wears a helmet with the antlers from an eight-point buck attached to it, and lacquered with several metals (the deer having been felled by a hammer throw in a contest with an elf). Ivan can use the helmet as a weapon by headbutting his opponents. The antlers are screwed in place with a tight perfect fit, and sealed with lacquer.

Under the influence of the chaos curse, Ivan did almost nothing except cook for the gluttons, and fight with his brother. But when Cadderly tried to talk to him, he and his brother were able to shake off the curse temporarily, on account of dwarves' natural resistance to enchantments. After he and Pikel came to their senses, they journeyed with Cadderly to the cellars of The Edificant Library to defeat the chaos curse, and the priest, Barjin, who brought it. Ivan is also shown to care deeply for his brother Pikel, especially when Pikel was apparently killed while fighting undead. After Pikel was struck down, Ivan only cared for hunting down the undead they were fighting, and almost attacked Cadderly when Cadderly was trying to calm Ivan down.

Pikel Bouldershoulder Edit

Pikel is the antithesis of his brother; his hair is dyed green, and worn braided behind his ears, and a follower of the way of the druid. (which Pikel pronounces 'doo-dad'). Pikel's clothing is also unique among dwarves, preferring a green sleeveless robe and sandals over armor and heavy boots. When in battle, he often dons a cooking pot for a helmet. His weapon of choice is the shillelagh, a magical druid club. He always refers to this weapon as a "Sha-la-la!". Pikel's vocabulary is mostly restricted to "Hee Hee Hee", "Poof!", "Wee!", "Ooo," and "Boom", his brother usually translating for everyone else. He is often identified by his trademark "Oo oi!" Whenever Ivan refers to Pikel as "me brother", Pikel always echoes with "Me brudder". He recently lost an arm during the War against Obould Many-Arrows, but seeing as he lives at Spirit Soaring with Cadderly, he will almost certainly get it back. Pikel seems to have some druidic characteristics, for in the past, he has charmed animals, and talked to stone and tree. However, he is far from a full-fledged druid.


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