The Golden Web of Intrigue
Black Thomas Fer
There are certain places where people of power go in order to meet with others such as themselves, sharing their secrets in confidence that none of them shall leave that room. Then there are places where the wealthy go that they know secrets will not be kept, but they tell them anyways in order to get what they want from those they are accompanying. The man known as Black Thomas Fer, commonly called The Black Tomcat by those that know him well, is the owner of one of the latter establishments.
Black Thomas owns a brothel known as The Black Cat Club. Within he keeps an assortment of foods, wines, and women that provide exemplary services to wealthy merchants and lesser nobles that wish for something more exotic in their lives.
Being a pragmatic man, Black Thomas understands that the coin he receives from patrons, while ample, the secrets that his girls wrangle from them are worth several times more to the right people. It is for this reason that he is able to discreetly provide pieces of information obtained from one noble or bourgeois to another. While several have caught him selling their secrets, by providing them with the secrets of others, larger secrets and at no cost for the first payment, he has stayed in business. Now, both his brothel and information brokering services flourish, and the coin keeps coming in.