Arcto S. Taphylos has seen a lot of things, but, the one thing that stands out is the time he was used as a hanging tree. Dorlik Dwala was caught stealing gold in 1873 which probably would have just landed him in jail, but, he was riding a stolen mule and that lead to his hanging. Dorlik was hung on Arcto's lowest branch. Since Dorlik was a dwarf, the height was just right. Unfortunately for Arcto, Dorlik was a rather rotund dwarf and his weight broke Arcto's branch. The hangman finished the job quickly before anyone noticed that Dorlik's feet were actually on the ground!