The Guardians of Palantir
Usul was raiding the nearby cemeteries of bodies that had died from the red plague so he could create zombies for his tireless workforce. He had them working on items that the rest of the townsfolk provided at a much cheaper price so he could put them out of business. He was discovered by the Guardians who captured him and took him to the town guard, where an enraged guard ended his life immediately with a spear to the head. It was rumored that guard had lost a lot of family to the red plague and they were buried in the local cemetery.