An Age of Worms
Ten years ago, the aging Gelch Tilgast held the reins of Diamond Lake’s ore trade, a position he’d enjoyed most of his life. Then Balabar Smenk and his boundless ambition came to town. In his youth, Tilgast would have relished the challenge, but he didn’t move fast enough to block Smenk’s ascent, which has led directly to his own decline. Tilgast currently fuels enormous energy into building an alliance against Smenk that includes Luzane Parrin and a handful of weak mine managers from the neighboring towns of Steaming Springs and Blackstone.