Apartment Jade Regent
Walthus Proudstump, halfling ranger and self-avowed snake wrangler, has lived in the Sandpoint hinterlands for nearly 5 years.
Walthus likes to think of himself as retired after a short but excessively dangerous adventuring career in which he and several other halfling slaves abandoned a sinking Chelish merchant ship bound for Nisroch. Walthus chose to flee north along the coast on his own, and by the time he reached Sandpoint he’d had quite enough of adventure. He’d also had enough of city life, and spent nearly all of the money he’d made on his adventurous trek north to purchase an old building, sight unseen, in Brinestump Marsh. The scam artist who sold Walthus the old building walked away from the deal thinking he’d gotten the better of the halfling, but in fact, Walthus knew exactly what he was paying for—isolation and a place to hide from any Chelaxians who come north looking for escaped slaves. Walthus spends most of his time fishing, patrolling the relatively small “island” his home is located on, and tending to his collection of snakes. The latter factor, more than his reclusive lifestyle or lack of personal hygiene, is the primary reason so few come to visit the halfling. Walthus understands this, and sees it as a welcome side effect of his love of serpents. But he never anticipated that his beloved snakes would one day save his life.