I would like to think it as a "alpha phase" of development of the lore surrounding the Outlaw Camp. It was a place inhabited by male outlaws since many time ago, so I guess that H. L. was what they designed as a shady and "anti-woman" guy, probably to illustrate the place as a "male dominated area". The lore used to tell us, as far as I know, that this place was founded from army deserters and outcasts.
I said "alpha phase" because eventually Cipsoft made a complete revamp over there, adding the Rottin Wood group there. We can assume that he merges himself into the "Married Men" concept, being a somewhat reserved dude to women since they are a male only organization. Funny story: H. L. is most likely a scammer, buying epic items for ridiculous prices. The "Married Man" are the opposite of what Robin Hood (parodied by the name Rottin Wood) forest militia used to do on Sherwood, which was steal the riches and redistribute it to the poor. They are stealing the travelers actually, scamming them with rabbit's foot being sold at enormous prices (which is alleged as an item that can bring luck). H. L. seems to be the guy leading the scamming operation on armory and weaponry items (Except Scale Armors... For some reason).