Ars Magica Syvash
Paul was raised by a strict mother who followed him even after she died early in his life. The Transylvania covenant trained him to be a Redcap, running messages between the tribunals. During this time he ran afoul of a group of bandits fashioning themselves as mercenaries. During his training he learned to keep an ear to the ground and take advantage of the information he discovered. This made him even more valuable as a Redcap, even though he is not as trusted as he once was. He likes to visit bars and inns to garner information that the covenants might find useful.