Orlpar was a trader of drugs, perfumes, spices and wines, although some of his wares were illicit, such as bloodroot. He frequented the Grinning Lion tavern in the North Ward, where he sourced his supply of goods from its proprietor, Unger Farshal.
Orlpar operated his day-to-day business from his home address. He employed Hala Myrt to be on the streets of the city in order to acquire customers who were sent to meet Orlpar at the Grinning Lion. Orlpar began his criminal career as a fence of stolen goods, but later moved into dealing in drugs such as haunspeir, mordayn powder and tekkil. He collaborated with the Xanathar Thieves' Guild.