Phalantar always smiled gently and moved quietly.
From his shop, Phalantar's Philtres & Components, Phalantar sold and bought spices, exotic medicines, herbs, and spell components, plus rare substances used in creating perfumes, scented oils, and poisons. He dealt regularly with adventurers and wizards and sponsored adventuring parties in exchange for a share of their loot, particular goods he could sell in his shop, and funded some mercenary companies for part of their profits. Phalantar was also known to buy magic items for 40% of their value, without asking questions. With all this business, he became incredibly rich.