The Orphans of Waterdeep
Phineus is the quartermaster at the Gaelin Orphanage. He is a middle-aged human who spends most of his time yelling or growling at the orphans who dare to interrupt his daily activities. Phineus has devoted his life to helping Abbott Caen create a sanctuary inside the city of Waterdeep. Phineus is himself a native of the city. He grew up in the dock district. When he was only five, Phieus lost both of his parents to the plague. The young boy was forced into a life of homelessness and as a result turned to a life of theft. Phineus became a renowned pick-pocket and was recruited by a number of dock gangs but the young boy preferred to stay to himself, moving from hideout to hideout.
When he was ten, Phineus met Abric Caen for the first time. Abric, a bookish boy, had wandered into the wrong neighborhood, looking for a components merchant. Phineus rescued the young Abric from a certain beating. The two would be lifelong friends. Together they grew and sought adventure, eventually settling down at the orphanage. Phineus still maintains many contacts in the underworld of Waterdeep and the rumor has it that he still is the best pick-pocket in the city, Phineus sees much of himself in the young girl named Jade and spent a considerable amount of time teaching her what he knows. He enjoys visiting with her when she comes around, not that he would ever admit to it.