Lanze, human male, is the village elder of Morast. He is the star witness of the prosecutors for the Beast’s trial, since he led the mob that drove the Beast away. He is a grizzled, middle-aged man with dirty gray hair and skin the color of swamp mud. He chews on a foul-smelling swamp weed and punctuates most of his sentences by spitting week-juice onto the ground. He doesn’t much like “cityfolk and furriners” (by which he means anyone not from Morast, or, ot a lesser extent, from Lepidstadt). He is unfriendly when he is first met.