Arthur Stout was the head of the Stout family from 604 AU to 655 AU when he was executed by Emperor Juilus Narvineous during the incident at Avo. He was one of the key members who helped the family find gold within the White Hills. Later, he was a key benefactor in Count Lance Wymund's rise to power in the Court of Nobles, though he, like his family, was not aware of Wymund's true motives. When Wymund "died" he obeyed his wishes and aided Mary the Mute in her rise to power. However, this alliance was eventually his family's undoing and most of them were executed following the fall of the Emperor. Arthur was eventually hunted down and killed by these executions, but not before the family leadership was passed to his third son, Rickard Stout.