Advanced Fighting Fantasy
Tobias the doorman, Salamonis Great Library
looks like a deaf ancient medieval monk, or the Hermit tarot card, has a staff&lantern
The expression ‘ancient, wizened face’ has no better epitome than the hunchback who opens the door. He shouts because he is deaf and impatient.
He holds onto a tall staff which has a candle lantern dangling from the top on a great metal hoop. He wears a saggy brown monks robe; his gray hair is cut in a basin style.
He tells everybody not to ring the doorbell because it is broke and yet somehow he still knows when to answer the door.