The Age of Worms
Professor Montague Marat
The dumpy, brainy proprietor of a traveling sideshow and curiosity collection that was passing through Diamond Lake, along with Shag Solomon. Zalamandra seduced Marat and convinced him to make a permanent home of his cavalcade of freaks and eccentrics in her ‘house of ill repute’ and thus was born Zalamandra’s Emporium. Zalamandra and the Professor had a mysterious falling out around three years ago and Marat skipped town in the middle of the night, but he left his creature collection (and Shag) behind.