The local priest of Pelor, Johan Merriksonn was born and bred in Welton and loves both the village and its inhabitants. He is in his mid-50s with a kindly face and wispy white hair.
He and his brother, Alexi, were born to a family of reasonably successful farmers and are well-educated by the standards of the region. While Alexi found himself able to control the power of Wild Magic, Johan felt the draw of the church and was apprenticed by the local priest.
In many ways Merriksonn acts as the conscience and moral compass for the otherwise mercantile-minded village council. Recently he has come into conflict with some of the more businesslike members over his desire to prioritise feeding the locals over meeting the terms of their export contracts.