Willard.jpgName: Willard
Age: 47
Sex: Male
Archetype: Beggar
Location: The Sizzling Vermin
Affiliations: None

Character Background and Description

A beggar that, for all intents and purposes, lives in the Sizzling Vermin, Willard is a scraggly man with messy white hair and an unkempt beard. He is unable to afford even the most basic of clothes, and wraps himself in a blanket he made by sowing together discarded rat skins. He is a quiet man that makes a living, if it can even be called that, by eating table scraps. He's become such a fixture at the Sizzling Vermin that no one who frequents it even pays attention to him anymore. Consequently, Willard hears a lot of different things on a daily basis, and it is common for the Gold Cloaks to ask him for information before anyone else.

As the saying goes, beggars can't be choosers, and this man is no exception. If you offered him a halfway decent meal, he'd admit to being the ringleader of a network of spies for the remnants of the Targaryens, not that he'd be telling the truth. The dubious nature of Willard's word is such that one must give him an incentive to tell the truth, rather than simply giving him a reward for answering a question. Regardless, his propensity for lying only comes into play if he really doesn't know anything about the subject at hand: he would rather say what he actually knows and not risk the other person coming back to break his legs for lying to them. But if he is offered something that will make his miserable existence even a bit better in the short term in exchange for positively answering a question on a subject he has no knowledge of, he will lie for the short term benefit.

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