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Gosti Big-Belly was an Arum Chief and possible ancestor to Albron

He was described as the richest and fattest man in all of Arum. The stories of his riches were only rumours, however. Gosti Big-Belly never stopped eating food, and was said to eat even when he was asleep. He sat and slept in his chair at the foot of the table, and never left, because he was probably unable to walk due to his weight. 

Because of his weight and eating habits, he left daily matters of his clan to his cousin, Galbak

His fate is unknown, but due to his weight, Galbak gives Gosti a maximum of 3 years left to live.