Return of the Tyrant
Viscount Lothar Grünbaum
Local ruler who, having heard of the exploits of the Company of the Tattered Cloak, invited them to dinner at Schloss Grünbaum and hired them to venture into dwarven lands for various reasons.
He claims to be an enemy of the Whispering Way, though the party has recently speculated on what his true motives might be. It was noted that the Viscount wears a scarab beetle ring which bears a striking resemblance to the insignia on a book the party first discovered in the possession of Professor Elias many months ago.
Update, Session 21: Philippe confirmed the Viscount is a member of the Esoteric Order of the Palantine Eye but he has not been heard from since he was overthrown by the people of Schwarzwald. (His name has been circled on the Party Hit List with a question mark out to the side.)