Age of Worms
“Don’t you know who I am?”
The richest, most ambitious and most disliked mine manager in Diamond Lake, Balabar Smenk lords his political clout over everyone save the governor-mayor and garrison commander, whom he privately mocks. Since his arrival, things have gone from bad to worse. He slowly gathers up mining claims from competitors that have gone into bankruptcy, purchasing their claims for coppers on the gold piece. Balabar is the subject of much gossip due to his famously bad taste, love of excess, and employ of a number of hired toughs. A covey of sycophants and hired goons surrounds him at all times. It is rumored that he has powerful connections in the city of Korvosa.