The Bridge Burners
Tacks the Miller
An elderly human with an unpleasant demeanor, runs the mill along with two weary apprentices and his neice Cammy. Tacks doesn’t get along with most of the people of Brookhollow. He feels that Tril Cutter is overly sympathetic to the farmers, and the two have exchanged bitter words. He knows Kerwin Colby doesn’t like him very much, but he gets along with the dwarf on those rare occasions he sees him. Most of the farmers dislike Tacks out of their general distrust for millers; he grinds their wheat into grain and as payment, he keeps a portion of each load. While Tacks is scrupulously honest (some, like the smith, would call him a “copper crusher”), his attitude makes farmers feel like they’re being overcharged.