Swillman was a widower who ran a tavern out of a shack in the hamlet of Glory. His tavern saw little business other than from the few people who lived in town. He served only ale and took mostly buttons as payment. He was willing to take foreign coins as payment, but wasn't able to make change.
When mercenary captain Skint and her squad arrived in Glory looking for a place to stay, Swillman recommended the old keep.