Stinky was Strix's pet cranium rat. Stinky had a high intelligence and the power to communicate telepathically with other pets, such as Waffles and Juniper.
He got separated from the group in Ironslag and almost got killed by a hell hound. Stinky was injured when the vonindod collapsed. Diath rescued Stinky from the wreckage.
Stinky died in Barovia during the 50 years Strix spent there, and was cremated. Strix carries his ashes in a little ceramic pot.