Dissolution of Pneuma
An Elf Merchant plying her trade in the T'skrang city of V'strimon
Is considered Dalton’s superior in this area.
Wheeler, Elven Merchant has a soft spot in his heart for people who have been enslaved against their will. He will vocally justify this by saying “Slaves have no money, so slaves cannot purchase my wares, which means they are ill-prepared to face the dangers of the world. To free a slave is to create a potential customer.” _
In truth, Wheeler reveres Lochost and frees slaves not out of greed, but out of a firm belief that no one should be forced to work without improving his/her own fortune. He tends to argue this philosophy with followers of Chorrolis, who think that those who merely possess wealth have done right, and Chorrolis favors those who obtain the rare and exotic. Wheeler thinks that wealth you gain without having laboured yourself for it (which is exactly how slave-owners get wealthy) is undeserved, so he considers slave-owners to be beneath contempt and worthy targets of every swindling trick Wheeler can think up. He hates slave-traders because, while they do labour (by hook or crook) to acquire their merchandise (slaves) they are depriving other Namegivers of the ability to make their own fortune. Thus, slave-traders are also amongst Wheeler’s favorite targets for dirty tricks.
By contrast, Wheeler loves thieves, troubadours, and other rogue-ish types, because while they may be criminals, they work hard for what they can steal or swindle. Wheeler’s personal wealth is important to him, and when he is employed, his employer’s wealth is important to him, but wealth alone is unimportant compared to a Namegiver’s ability to work to acquire it.
This is not to argue that I would consider Wheeler “Questor of Lochost” material, but put him in a situation that involves slaves and he will typically be distracted from what he’s doing until he’s found a way to free them.