Old Hunch Arbat was among eleven Tarthenal living within a day's walk of Breeder's Wood in the Letherii Empire. He collected refuse from the farms of the Tarthenal Indebted while their mixed-blooded children threw rotten fruit at him and shouted their derision.
Old Hunch Arbat had been selected many years ago by the Tarthenal to tend to the statues of the Tarthenal gods in a glade in Breeder's Wood. Every month he made rounds to the farms collecting faeces and dumping his cargo on the statues, gradually burying them. He referred to the faeces as gold and the piss that sometimes accompanied them onto the statues as ale. The statues hissed and blackened wherever Old Hunch Arbat covered them.
Having finished burying the idols, he set fire to his home then gathered his remaining possessions and left for Letheras. His fellow villagers were not at all pleased to lose their refuse collector.