Inspired by Norse mythology, specifically the Poetic Edda, the ratatosk are celestial humanoid squirrels who dwell in the extraplanar environment of the World Tree. Ratatosks are insatiable gossips and tricksters whose joy in gathering secrets is only eclipsed by their delight in spreading those gathered morsels of gossip in mischievous ways.
LoreMaster.io goes over some tools and generators to help create NPCs for your games.
Before you introduce a new non-player character to your game, seek to reuse an existing character who can fill the role. DM David explains his thoughts on what he calls the Small World Principle, and how it can improve your games.
As any Dungeon Master will attest, but particularly any who write and publish their own adventures, coming up with vaguely credible names you don’t hate for all your NPCs is a major pain in the @&$€. Hipsters and Dragons provides a simple roll table generator for interesting NPC names.