Hey guys, my group and I are starting an aquatic campaign in a couple of weeks, and I wanted to make a fat, corrupted merchant, with a bit of a calimshan like flavor. We're all fairly new to 4e, so I was wondering if you had any good ideas for making this character. I'm not optimizing at all, I'm looking for any good roleplay elements...starting with what class I should be. As far as I've gotten in mind is having a high charisma (bluff, diplomacy) and high dexterity for thievery (acrobatics bleh, he's too fat, but he can have quick fingers). So maybe a rogue/bard hybrid but...bards sing too much for this jerk of a merchant. And because he is fat, he needs some other way to defend himself (maybe not rogue--too quick--but maybe sneak of shadows multiclass feat?) so maybe some kind of magic...psion? I don't know ha, help me sift through my thoughts with your thoughts and opinions. All books and sources are accessible! Thanks!