Horace is a blacksmith in Castle __________. Generally content with his life, Horace carries out metalwork commissions for anyone seeking a strong hammer. He builds a special metal bassinette to contain Eve, and later helps construct arms from the metal ore in the hole. He also participates in Robert the Cook's general strike against the nobility.

Horace has an odd aversion to eating in public places, and he avoids the Beefiary whenever possible. This may stem from his inability to keep a secret.