The Last Drop
House Quate is headed by Stephan (with the pretentious pronunciation) Quate. He is an ambitious man who would like nothing more than to dethrone the Lord Protectorate and claim his place. He is kept in check by House Thul evenly matched forces, and the threat of retaliation from Winterdeep.
Stephan has entered into a treaty with Franklin Thul to use his 330 man garrison as a guard for the nobles of the Blacklake district. Stephan sees this as an opportunity to eliminate potential political enemies, as well as a means of increasing his coffers.