The Dwarf Trader
Khalim is a dwarf with some woes. He’s just out there, trying to make an honest crown, but he has to pay all the costs of doing business, and then with what’s left, he has rackets like the Killravens trying to wet their beaks. He’s got a wife but no kids, and there’s a sense of grim dwarven resignation about it all.
He’s originally from the Harif Sultanates and he confesses that he thinks things are at least a little better here than there. It’s a republic, which is arguably a bit better than owing your wellbeing to a feudal lord. His sympathies are actually pretty strongly with the republicans.