the warden of Brinestump Swamp
A halfing hermit who lives on the edge of the swamp, Walthus has been a semi-annual visitor to Sandpoint for decades. He trades fish and snake-skin goods for tool, liquor, salt, and other basics, and occasionally dropped by Kaijitsu Manor to check up on Winthrope.
After the heroes saved him from a shape-changer that had stolen his identity, Walthus gave them a magical cloak, and extended his hospitality to the party during their sojourn in the Brinestump.
Walthus has a connection to Winthrope’s past, and seems to have escaped from slavery with his parents.