Mortimer Permuto is a travelling salesman who is based in Tuskany. He sells a range of things from armour to luxuries. He meets Nevo Ebliar as he sees his house is built near coal. He buys coal of Nevo in exchange for chain mail armour as Tuskany needs coal to keep the heating for it's extremely cold conditions. The salesman camps near the river on the evening of the trade. Mortimer's fate is unknown since his meeting with Nevo.