“Gregory” is a a merchant within Waterdeep and the current identity of a man who has had many.
His early years were spent in one of the many orphanages of Waterdeep. Back then he was called Thomas, but that name only lasted until he was “adopted” by a con man in need of a small child for a job. Thomas, now Ethan, did exceptionally well, so much so that he was adopted in truth by the man.
His natural ability at lying was put to good use as he grew older and the cons grew more risky.
A particularly daring con unfortunately targeted some very dangerous people, which led to Ethan’s adopted father being executed. Ethan managed to talk his way out of a noose and into the service of one of the more powerful players in the city where he spent his days spying for his new lord.
Knowing it was only a matter of time until “Gregory” too must disappear, he has begun building the identity of Jolen Brand, a name that would finally belong to him.
Born gambler who can’t resist taking a risk for a potential payoff. – I lie about almost everything, even when there’s no good reason to.
Curiosity; ignorance begets helplessness.
Kings will fear the secrets I know.
I’m convinced no one could fool me the way I fool others.