Professor Pinus Brittlestem was a Ghumbi from Fungwood, the Mayor of Bisby, and the former Headmaster of Bisby University of Mycology. He served as the headmaster of the University for two decades before being chosen as the new Mayor. Some Ghumbi at the Fungwood Council would argue that he prioritises the University above anything else, but the residents of Bisby are the most educated in all of Fungwood.