20. Eisso Klop

Digital drawing of a seated white blond man in an old-fashioned postmaster's uniform

20. Eisso Klop

Eisso Klop is the last person in the country to bear the title of Postmaster, at least officially. The island in the Dutch Tidal Marshes where he lives and works has had its own postal system since the 19th century. For much of that time, the title of Postmaster was just a fancy local affectation but in the era of modern delivery companies, it has ironically become meaningful, because all the modern delivery companies stop at the ferry. From there on, it’s up to the Greyfriar’s Isle Postal Service’s only employee to make sure that letters and parcels actually get there in time. So for the time being, the combination of life under COVID lockdown and the ongoing contracts with the likes of Amazin’, Deets-L, Marktsplat and Spherical.com have kept Mr. Klop very busy and well-funded. Nevertheless, policy makers on the island expect that the title of Postmaster will be retired with Mr. Klop, whenever that happens.

Mr. Klop himself is only about 30 years old and very fit especially considering he’s never seen the inside of a gym in his life. He has an efficient energy in his movements, but often appears world-weary and older than his years when he calms down. One day when he’d had a little too much Beerenburg, he talked at length about his belief in reincarnation and mentioned that he thought he’d lived hundreds of mostly ordinary lives, and a handful of truly epic ones.