And The Stars, And the Earth
The stereotype of man-elves as shameless cads and unscrupulous swindlers is a trope largely undeserved by the general population; in Pontus’ case, however, it is an accurate trope well-deserved. The elven merchant is the primary link between the citizens of St. Martindale and other communities in the Southern half of what was once the Kingdom of Mercy. He buys up wine, dried fruits, flour, ironwork, furs, and anything else the villagers have to sell and sells wares from other settlements. Most fathers and mothers of the town lock up their daughters when the tall, smarmy elf rolls in, although perhaps they needn’t bother for the moment. He seems to have, futilely, set his sights on the local watchwoman.