Slumbering Tsar the Temple-City of Orcus
Albert “The Usurer” Swindlehurst
male human / moneychanger, blacksmith, entrepreneur, pimp and unofficial leader of Wormwood
This man is tall and lean with dark hair and a wide mouth full of seemingly too many teeth fitted tightly together. A shock of pale hair covers his head and watery blue eyes look like two mirrors revealing nothing of what goes on inside the head behind. During the day this lanky man pounds away at his anvil or finishes metal goods, pausing only to deal with customers or exchange money.
Owner of the Gem Variety Theater which provides entertainment in the form of comedians, singers and dancers and the occasional prize fight. The primary purpose of the Gem is liquor and prostitution, which is only thinly disguised by the official entertainment.
Al maintains a tight control over the economy of Wormwood through his use of Iron Bits. He does not haggle, refusing the exchange to anyone who becomes too belligerent, knowing they will soon be back if they wish to purchase any goods or services in the Camp.
- 5 gp to 1 iron bit
- 1 iron bit to 2 gold
He also offers short term loans with collateral and 25% interest compounded weekly.