-aka- Smokey Dwarf
J.R. Williams is somewhat older than Gandor, but taller than Frodo and has decided to partially come back from the dark-side.
In prior lives, he has been an intelligence analyst and software engineer but now focuses on corrupting the youth of the world through young adult fantasy. He hones his techniques daily on his mostly-willing five grandkids. They almost believe his tales of sailing the seven seas, fighting pirates, and slaying vampires and other beasts.
He is known by his fellow seven dwarves as a pipe smoking, fact checking, grammar and word Grinch. He is also the group cook.