Lucius Skull, the mayor of Fellgate, became the Warden of the Company of Pewterers twenty ago after a number of his rivals suffered lethal indigestion. Twelve years ago he was elected to his first ten year term as mayor of the town. His election two years ago was unopposed.

The Pewterers have always maintained cautious alliances with the goblin tribes who trade the ore that is the core of the Company's commerce. But under the wardenship of Skull relations became a lot closer.