Darkness in the Delimbiyr
The Star Sapphire of the local clergy of Garl Glittergold, Churlington is an old friend of and the Merchant-Lord of Zhedarak, the artificer Jemsen Thimblesdotter; rumours abound that they are old friends, and actually adventured nearly half a century ago, in the very lands that Zhedarak now occupies.
Churlington Brightsmile considers his doors open to all residents of Zhedarak, but is usually busy with his near-continual tinkering with all things arcane and artifice. He has a respect for Jemsen Thimblesdotter, but prefers to stay out of the rivalry of the Merchant Lord and the head of the local contingent of The Golden Gear.
He is reported to know why the Temple of Garl Glittergold is perpetually bathed in summer-like warmth, but he has not told a soul. Likewise, attempts to read his mind or use magical compulsions have also revealed little, besides an odd-fart sounding noise – perhaps an added insult to the strange protections that guard this envious secret.