Stanwicke was a gate guard of the city of Tyrsis. He followed the Seneschal's orders and didn't allow any non-human enter the city so Brendel built a hut outside the walls. At nights he kept the gates closed when the Walking Corpses surrounded the city walls and didn't help Jak Ohmsford and Shella Leah who came at night, until they repelled the undead by burnng laurel. Shella later attempted to let Brendel in, but Stanwicke stuck to his orders.
When the visitors informed King Balinor Buckhannah that the Seneschal would not allow Dwarves in the city, he tld Stanwicke that Dwarves are always welcome and ordered him to offer protection to anyone who sought shelter at night.