EvilCoy's Scarred Lands
Balabar "Luscious Lips" Smenk
Acting Lord Mayor and Primary Mine Manager of Diamond Lake
A corpulent elemental of corruption and bad taste, Balabar Smenk lords his political clout over everyone in Diamond Lake save the garrison commander, whom he privately mocks. Smenk has wrestled seven mines into his possession in the last 10 years, and has designs upon the rest. He recently survived a potential disastrous issue through luck, strong negotiations, and hired muscle. Using his clout, he managed to secure a few more mines and consolidated his power. When Illthane attacked Diamond Lake, the previous lord mayor was killed. After a brief vote at the Free City, Balabar was installed as the acting Lord Mayor. He has since been recruiting heavily for people to come to Diamond Lake and has demonstrated the ability to get more out of the mines than his predecessor. Cries from miners of poor work conditions and safety issues are quickly taken care of by the small army of sycophants and hired goons surrounding Smenk him at all times. Rumors suggest that he has powerful friends in the Free City.