When cursed artifacts are a large part of your stock in trade, you tend to deal with some shady characters. Recently, Mister Darkvale decided to put the shadiest one of them on our payroll, so we hired a questionable gentleman by the name of Silas to run our acquisitions department. Silas, who disappears for weeks at a time, gives our other employees the creeps, and cooks vile things in the break room microwave, has nevertheless proven to be one of Mister Darkvale's most trusted staff members, so it appears he is here to stay. In his defense, he has put his unique skill set to use acquiring some very unique pieces, and is clearly an expert at wheeling and dealing with the very sketchiest of gypsies, carnies, and even the Irish. Thus, we begrudgingly accept his presence, as it means we will soon be hosting even stranger artifacts in The Darkvale Emporium than we already do. I suppose the break room stench is a small price to pay.