Welton Council member
Tillus Merrion is a proud, blustering Halfling who
leads the Welton Growers and Buyers’
Association. The Association – as it is known –
represents the most powerful group in the
village, and as its leader Tillus acts as a de facto
mayor and head of the council.
In his day job, he oversees the sale of grain, wool
and other products outside of the village,
negotiating contracts with merchants in nearby
cities and managing the shipping. He has a gift
for trade and has helped to boost Welton’s
prosperity in a number of small but significant
When he isn’t working, Tillus is usually
beavering away at various schemes and
initiatives around the village. He has a love for
order, neatness and the rule of laws and
contracts, and is quietly obsessed with making
Welton clean and well organised.
This commitment can occasionally make him
forget that many of the figures he moves about
on his ledgers represent living, breathing people.
This has become especially clear in the recent
crisis, where his dread of missing a shipment is
leading him to try and sell crops that the people
of Welton may need to eat if they are to avoid
Despite this, he is not a bad person. He
desperately loves Welton and will do anything it
takes to see it grow and prosper. If this means
making people go hungry in order to maintain
their long-term credit rating, so be it.