Economic forces also
drive the wants and needs of Lower Tavick’s Landing.
Kilk has the support of the Tyrants, but has also won
the loyalty of the other merchant lords of the district.
On the surface, it appears that Kilk looks out for the
mercantile interests of his ward, but he also monitors
and manipulates events across the city. Only Thurik
Davandi can match Kilk for intrigues and scheming,
and Kilk has a web of informants and spies across the
city. He has done his best to make himself useful to
the King’s Citadel and the Guardians of the Gate,
and as a result he has developed powerful allies within
both organizations. Kilk is an invention of the Tyrants. There is
one changeling who plays the role more often than
others, but at any time Kilk could be any one of
the Tyrants—even Ek himself. Through Kilk, the
Tyrants have a second way to affect the city, and a
more respectable façade for dealing with groups such
as the King’s Citadel.