Tales of the Nentir Vale
Rane Hoster is a short, timid man whose only claim to fame is a remarkable facility for numbers. Baron Stockmer quickly picked up on this fact and appointed this former clerk to replace the old mayor, and tax revenues have never been better. Rane prides himself on his performance as administrator, but fears that he will one day disappoint the Baron and find himself out of a job. Even though his fears are completely unfounded, Rane frets constantly, looking for ways to impress the Baron and earn more respect in his eyes.
Most of the locals genuinely like Rane, but his antics are also something of a private joke among the townsfolk.