A World of Steam and Sorcery
A young orphan boy, about 10, who sells oysters by the river (overhears dockworkers chatting, and sees what ships come in). He is illiterate but has a good memory of crests and logos, is extremely poor, and is often sickly due to exposure to the nasty river and utter lack of washing. He visits Kat for healing in exchange for news about new merchants and public figures who arrive by boat, since Kat often needs to purchase exotic goods to stock her enchantments store, and can turn a good profit selling her goods to newly arrived high-society folk who haven’t learned to bargain yet. However, even savvy nobles patronize her shop and provide a significant portion of her income.