The seat of Mayor in Baytown was once seen as a burden to be borne by the most noble of its citizens, for it had to contend with the plague in Ustalav as well as the dangers of the frontier. Mayor Beolain Fineas wears that burden all too readily, and it was under his rule that Baytown became Illmarsh.
Season Three: The Other Gods
Beolain Fineas was elected mayor of Baytown in 4701. One of his first acts as mayor was to abolish the weak and ineffectual town council. In the intervening years, many in the town have come to see Mayor Fineas as little better (and not much more useful) than the much-despised council he eliminated.