Princes of the Apocalypse - Ukan too!
So Ettore, is a Wood Elf from Waterdeep, which is on the coast, roughly 10 days ride south west from Red Larch where we are now.
He is an “intelligence officer” of sorts. Owing to the Spy variant on the Criminal background. Totally legitimizes his skill set.
He considers himself a bit above a common, petty thief, even if his skills reflect that.
He was asked to travel to Red Larch by his employers to look into the weather, and possibly rumours of the mysterious masked figures.