Merchant-rogues were traders first and thieves second. Business was their lifeblood. They could be found all over the entire continent of Zakhara. They often dealt in stolen goods.
As soon as they could afford it, merchant-rogues usually flaunted their wealth with extravagant clothing and other equipment.
Merchant-rogues were able to buy in bulk from suppliers, gaining product at a much cheaper price than the commoner. Owning a business provided them with somewhat steady income compared others, though they did have to pay taxes and deal with corrupt tax collectors. Business was their lifeblood.