The Mercyside Dunners
Horster is a street urchin. When he was young, his parents brought him to the town of Havenrook for the harvest festival, but it did not end well for them. His parents were murdered by a mugger with a hooked hand, and young Horster was left in the street. Frightened of everyone, Horster became a ghost and started using the tricks his Father taught him to hide on the streets, stealing enough food to survive.
He used party tricks his father had taught him to remain unseen, casting Minor Illusion to distract shop keeps as he pilfered their stands. Until one day he was caught… by another street urchin. The boys name was Dodger, and was part of a small children’s thieving gang which Horster joined. He assisted with distractions, and making everyone look less dirty when they would try and steal from the more wealthy in Raven Hook.
Eventually everyone in the gang grew up, but being a gnome, Horster never got taller, and was able to use his Minor Illusion to look like a child. Until one day he was the last one in the children’s gang, and he was alone again.
Hoster continues sneaky, but begins to dress up and try to get closer to the wealthier citizens of Havenrook. One day he gets pick pocketed by a cleric, who he then follows back to a temple, where he is reunited with Albow, one of his old friends from when he was still in the children’s gang, and they begin working together to steal spell books and continue to steal from the rich.