Fires of the Faithful
Lycos the Fence
Concept/Bio: Fence and information merchant in the city-state of Aplistia
Lifepaths: City Born, Urchin, Criminal, Confidence Man, Coin Clipper, Lead to Outcast, Fence, Lead to City Dweller, Moneylender
Age : 46
Stats: Wi: B6, Pe: B4, Po: B3, Fo: B3, Ag: B3, Sp: B3, Speed Mult.: x3.5
Attributes: Ref: B3, Ste: B6, Hes: 4, Hea: B3, MW: B9, Circles: B3, Resources: B4
PTGS: Su: B2 Li: B4 Mi: B6 Se: B7 Tr: B8 Mo: B9
This new religion of the Lady of the Lake may be my best route to nobility, but they must be much stronger for my benefit. I will send them whatever aid and trouble I can without being too obvious, for it is trials as well as triumphs that will strengthen them.
A room full of jewels is not as good as a room with a tenant. I will turn my criminal profits into rental incomes.
Money buys everything but silence. When in doubt, kill the messenger.
I am the only on with my best interest in mind.
I will better my own position in any deal I make. Lord Lycos has a nice ring to it.I must find a way to turn young Lord Arconis’ attention away from me and on to someone else
Never betray an associate.
Never go anywhere without a bodyguard.
Always have two escape plans.
Traits: Sickly, Cynical, Light Sleeper, Shrewd, Penny-Wise, Paranoid, Poker Face, Cold Blooded
Skills: Accounting B3, Appraisal B3, Coin-Wise B2, Counterfeiting B2, Currency-Wise B2, Etiquette B2, Falsehood B5, Forgery B3, Guard-Wise B2, Haggling B5, Inconspicuous B3, Intimidation B4, Knives B3, Noble-Wise B2, Persuasion B5, Read B2, Soothing Platitudes B3, Stealthy B2, Streetwise B3, Ugly Truth B3, Write B1
1D Thieves Guild, 1D Street Urchins
1D Fence, 1D Moneylender
Dino the Bodyguard (Minor), Guildmistress of Deilos' Thieves Guild (Minor, romantic love), Zito, urchin (son of lycos) (Minor, immediate family, forbidden), Sven Damos (constable) (Minor, forbidden)
Gear: Clothes, Shoes, Finery, Finely crafted Dagger
Property: Several rental hodings
Bare Fisted I:B1 M:B3 S:B4 Add 2 VA – Fast Shortest
Finely crafted dagger I:B2 M:B4 S:B6 Add 1 VA 1 Fast Shortest
“It’s worth 15 pence to me right now. If you keep trying to tell me where you got it the price goes down to 5 pence.”
Lycos is a corpulent man with pudgy fingers in several different pies.
Lycos is the person to see if you want to know what is going on in Aplistia. He usually knows when anything happens, and most can not figure out how he gets his information.
He also fences goods of a higher quality. More gold and silver than brass and wood. He doesn’t ask questions, or names, and expects the same consideration from those who bring him “found” goods. An unknown side of this business is a recovery scam he has with a local constable.
On the slightly more legitimate front, he is a moneylender, and only occasionally has to send Dino out to persuade his borrowers to pay up.
But the pride and joy of his empire are the several land parcels he has scattered in and around the city from which he receives a healthy rental income. Using all the skills he has acquired in life has allowed him to hobnob with wealthy merchants and the occasional lesser noble. He sees gaining a title as the next goal in his rise to greater power.