Masks of the Great One
Capisko’s father is an intelligent, fairly rich, and successful hobgoblin officer with his own band of loyal soldiers. Hoping to make his son good officer material, he hired many tutors to give his son a well-rounded education. Capisko studied fighting (enough to placate his father), but focused on the study of spellcraft and history. When Capisko came of age, rather than becoming a soldier, he became a scholar. He met with little success in finding a patron in Duragzhar. He couldn’t get a job with his family’s enemies, since they would suspect him of spying, but he also couldn’t get a job with his family or their allies, because his father blacklisted him, hoping to put his son back on the path of the soldier.
Onan Bakkal, an adventurer who recently came into some money hired him to study antiquities.