Tin was discovered in ancient times. As bronze – an alloy with copper - it gave a whole period its name. Below 13°C tin starts to crumble - a phenomenon called "tin pest". When bent it makes a distinguished sound: the tin cry.
Stannus the monster is the guard of the king's palace. He is unable to talk with a normal voice and screams permanently. Therefore he also serves as the herald of the court and announces the king's newest laws and resolutions. Unfortunately he is very sensitive to low temperatures and thus easily catches the cold and suffers from rheumatism.