Hoard of the Dragon Queen
The learned first mate of the Horned Leviathan
Claiming to be any number of things from a disgraced cleric, to a wandering bard who found ill favor when he bedded the mistress of his lord, to a former student at Candlekeep Old Man has lived an interesting life. How the slavers who once commanded the Horned Leviathan took him prisoner is a story he has never shared with anyone, but somehow he convinced them he was more valuable on board than on an auction block. His knowledge of astronomy, medicine, navigation, and geography certainly proved invaluable to the Quickblades when they took over the ship, and freed Old Man offering him a chance to prove himself. He filled the role of trusted counsel and helped bring their son into the world.