A halfling that approached our heroes in Wilhelm. He was born and raised in Wilhelm and learned his acrobatic skills from his days in a theatre troupe that performed locally. (The Flying Drakes) As for his partner, he says he lost her down there with a hint of sadness. Her name was Valla and she was a Goliath Barbarian who always had bells attached to her hip to make her presence known. He goes on to explain that they came to a crossroads and split up and after coming to a dead end, he headed back to their designated meeting spot and waited for her. As he waited he was attacked by some strange creatures, so he fled leaving her down there alone. That was three days ago. As for the sewers being illegal to enter, it is because in the past two weeks there have been some missing person reports. It was sealed by the guards last week and forbidden to enter while they investigated. Although, Merric continues, the guards have done no sleuthing as of yet. Probably since all the victims were undesirables. The murderer(s) is still unknown. After some discussion, he persuades the group into travelling into the Sewers of Wilhelm with him. Proceeding through the sewer proves to be too much for Merric, when a monstrous creature mortally wounds him. His last words are to his kinsman, Finnan Keen, and remain secret from the rest of the party. The heroes have a quick funeral for him with Titan lighting a pyre to burn Merric’s body.