John Harrison is a Wizard Worker and a Clockmaker. His father and grandfather were also Wizard Workers and Clockmakers, although of lesser status and ability. Legend has it that at age six, while sick in bed for a few long weeks, he was given a watch to amuse himself. Young John studied the watch all his time in bed, finally getting better and committing himself to the study of these mechanisms. His dependable nature and neutral approach to politics kept Harrison in the good graces of several figures around the city, and he is able to secure employment for himself and the members of Company of Clockmakers despite various upheavals to the political order. He was also commissioned in the past to repair the Great Clock, but it seems his work was not finished, and the commission was repaid.