Penndlehave is a former spice merchant. It was a profession that his family had followed for generations (making it something of a birthright, as is so often the case), and one which Penn was really rather good at, having served under no fewer than four noble houses throughout the twenty-year course of his career. His loyalty and savvy nature are what he proclaims to have seen him through this time.
A number of years into his trading career, he had married Shay – a young dockworker who Penn had taken an immediate shine to. It is questionable as to whether Shay felt the same way about Penn, at least initially, but the relative luxury of the man’s lifestyle may have been incentive enough for her to agree to tie the knot.
Just a few months later, however, things came to a terrible end. One night, whilst Penn was out negotiating details of a shipment to the mainland, the small coast-side house they lived in was attacked by coastal raiders. The house was looted for the very little of value there, then raised to the ground. Shay’s body was never found, but when asked, Penn is adamant she was killed, the alternatives beyond consideration. He has since dedicated himself to hunting pirates and their ilk, handing on his post somewhat prematurely to his apprentice, Pallino.
Penn is all too aware of how privileged he is for a lowly Skaa, but this knowledge does little to stop him griping about the injustice of the world. For the most part, he knows his place and follows Noble orders without question. However, he also pities most other Skaa, and will undermine the authority of those above him to benefit his own kind – so long as it doesn’t act against the wishes of the nobles. He is no stranger to the art of lying, and is a strong believer in the tenet of ‘what they don’t know can’t hurt them’. Of course, the pirates that he and his crew hunt are an exception – for them, he holds a burning hatred, be they Skaa, Noble, or anything else.