The leader of the Hawksbridge branch of the Firebrand Merchant Guild. Lannister Stone is a harsh, humorless merchant who is ruthlessly pragmatic. He never makes a deal in which he does not profit. A few of his most notable, local associates are Kettrick Varise, owner of the Rest on the Run, and Ahren Mallister, owner of the Crimson Hawk General Store.
As events surrounding the village seem to worsen and slow or stop his shipment of goods, Lannister has become increasingly dissatisfied with the local guard and he has voiced his irritation numerous times. To deal with the problems, he has hired an adventuring group, the Stoneblades. They are currently in the Redstone Hills, hunting the bandits that preyed on the merchants.