Istvan is an portly older merchant, originally from the Lhazaar Principalities. He has long since given up the high seas and is the head of a merchant caravan. He travels Khorvaire buy and selling what he can.
It is unclear whether or not Istvan was merchant or a pirate.
Istvan’s appearance is typical of anyone of the Lhazaar Principalities, but has become muted as the years have progressed. He wears a hybrid of seasonal traveler’s cloths and sailor cloths. Most notably he always ears a long mariner’s coat and a plumed hat.
Istvan is warm and generous. Loud and joyful. He goes out of his way to care for others. His Caravan and close friends are his family and is incredibly loyal. Threats to his caravan and unhappy customers (those who’re robbed or unhappy) are dealt with quickly and quietly. He has a silver tongue and a quick sword hand. Both are probably the product of his time on in the Lhazaar Principalities.