James, from Ultima VII
James was the dour-faced owner of the Wayfarer's Inn, who wished he had the opportunity to live a life of adventure instead of waiting upon customers. James had secretly always wanted to be a pirate and live in Buccaneer's Den, but only took the position as innkeeper to keep the business going after his father died. He was worried that now that he was married to Cynthia, he was more tied down than ever. Diane told the Avatar that she considers James a good friend, but said he wanted a life of adventure and was not happy.
His wife Cynthia was very worried about him, complaining he had been very distant recently. When the Avatar told James about his wife's worries, he said he felt that there was no way he could make his wide happy on the pittance an innkeeper made when she spent all day counting gold. He was worried that his wife would begin to covet the gold, and would leave him for a richer man. The Avatar told James that his wife truly loved him, and she was not concerned about money, which helped alleviate some of the anxiety James felt.