Abaz bin Balgar
A boisterous merchant far from his home in Absal
He has been known to joke about his great belly, draped with silk, resembled the great touring balloons of Dolduun, and filled with as much hot air. His charming nature and vast wealth have seen him safely across the world several times and into the greatest palaces to dine at the tables of the mightiest regents of his time. He must be close to fifty years old, but even with his age and vast frame, he seems just as young as ever.
Abaz trades in anything and everything. In his many years, he has served as both spy and diplomat, councilor and warrior. He is a mage of no small talent and has few qualms about drawing his fierce falchion to protect his honor. Those that have seen him in battle describe him like a great firework, vanishing in towers of fire, only to reappear behind an enemy, slicing them in half. There’s even a story circulating that Abaz can leap clean over the head of a standing man, but that seems unlikely, given the mage’s waddling gait.