Jacob Renferell is the mayor of Fallerun, a political appointee who is the nephew of Bernard Isley—a high noble from Lysidia. Renferell is incompetent, driving the town into economic ruin with his policies and taxes. However, because he is an official of the kingdom he has the backing of a small garrison of troops substantial enough to intimidate the population. He lives within the old fort a few miles out of town and rarely visits Fallerun itself. He does his governing mostly through the garrison.
Renferell stammers when he speaks, and has a sort of bumbling nature. He is slightly overweight, balding, and was wears small round spectacles. He always dresses very fine after the fashions of the Nobles (although often months behind the fads due to him being in Fallerun).
He believes himself to be a great mayor for Fallerun, and is often concocting policies and taxes. Renferell considers himself to have a wonderful mind for business and leadership, although perhaps only his yes-men would agree with that.