Bertrem Thinwick, also known as Ali-bin-Jafar, was a shopkeeper in Skullport in 1370 DR.[1]


Bertrem was a cunning Skullport native who understood that having an exotic name would help increase his business. So, under the name "Ali-bin-Jafar", he started selling carpets from Calimshan, Kara-Tur, Zakhara, and the Hordelands. Ali was a brilliant salesman and few who entered his shop departed empty handed. He also acted as a smuggler for Xanathar's Thieves' Guild and Misker.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Joseph C. Wolf (1999). Skullport. (TSR, Inc), p. 57. ISBN 0-7869-1348-7.