Orson is one of four owner/investors in the Slagiron Mining Company. He is a fat, balding, sweaty little man who seems nervous all the time and speaks with a stutter. His primary residence is in the city of Whitesands where he does little more than provide monetary support for the mine.
Due to the recent troubles at the Slagiron Mine he has enlisted the help of several adventurers who have agreed to visit the mine and uncover who or what has been killing the miners. When they meet with Lockmoore he is only able to give them the basic details of the problem due to the fact that he has never personally been to the mines himself.