Dungeon World of Mysteries
Rather sleazy salesman
The brother of the best smith in Barthorn, Vardik is a smooth-talking, greasy-haired merchant. He attempted to commission Caulder to go into Lagomir Forest to keep the forest off the town’s borders and earn a bounty.
He had apparently previously offered this job to Sterling and his cousin, Rogarth. They mentioned being sent into the forest with a stick to stop the forest. When they came back unsuccessfully, Sterling was seen physically threatening Vardik.