The Darkening Wild
The new Master of Lake-town
Master Waldemar took over after his predecessor stole the gold given to them for rebuilding Lake-town and fled into the Wild with it. It is said that he ultimately died of starvation in the trackless wilderness, driven by Dragon-sickness.
Since then, Waldemar has had to become quite adept in commerce and politics, and Lake-town has done well enough for itself, being the main trade artery for both Dale and the Lonely Mountain.