Rupert is the [[Nightwick?|local]] representative of the [[van_Toad?]] trading house who long had to hawk his wares outside the village walls. Thanks to both the greed of the bishop and the agency of the players, Rupert was able to move his shop inside after Lord [[Eckhard?]] was lawfully slain and replaced with the “reeve” known only as [[Blackbird?]] (now also deceased). In the spring and summer months he is known for his quickness and joviality while in the fall and winter becomes slow and listless.