This article is about the fake head mourner. For the real leader, see Essylt
The head mourner is an elf pretending to be the leader of the mourners in West Ardougne. This is presumably because the real head mourner, Essyllt is located in the underground headquarters near the Mourner Tunnels.
He claims to work for King Lathas to keep the West Ardougne plague in check. He has the same authority as city warder Bravek and is mostly in charge of the "official" paperwork and administration, whereas the real head mourner leads the mining operations to the Temple of Light by slaves from the city.