Salt, Gold, Steel and Ghosts (Spellbound Kingdoms)
Contact within the Merchants Below
Cornfed is a street contact for the Merchants Below thieves guild in Rithaign. His “day job” is a chicken salesman – although where his chickens actually come from has never been established – which provides a good cover for him to be out and about at all hours of the day and night.
He speaks with a strong Rithaign accent, giving away the many years he has spent living in the city. He has an enormous knowledge of the layout of the city, as well as the intricacies of its politics and subterfuge. A network of spies, informants, couriers and lookouts span the city and report directly back to Cornfed.
He seems to report directly to the bosses of the Merchants Below, although claims never to have met them. The bosses use Cornfed to recruit crews and specialists for jobs that the guild need doing, although nobody is sure how they get the requests to him. He is the first point of contact for many of the street-level cutpurses and thugs of the Merchants, and brokers information and hard-to-get items for the guild. He is not a fence, though, and refuses to touch stolen goods.