This week’s Harrow card features a being of true mystery, The Foreign Trader. The Trader itself stands clothed in strange, colorful clothes that conceal everything but its hands and the top half of its face. The skin we see is an unnatural color, the ears are long and pointed, and the Trader even has a tail peeking through the hem of its outfit. The Trader is adorned with valuables and useful items, holding out a long length of gold chain for our inspection. At the same time, a menacing monkey sits on its shoulder, encouraging us to keeping a respectable distance away.
The Trader is a truly crafty and quick-witted individual, coming as it does from the suit of Books, which governs intellect and knowledge. The card itself is aligned True Neutral, and like all True Neutral cards, it represents the core, elemental nature of the suit itself. In this case, the Trader is intelligence that has no loyalties and no recognizable moral bent. That is not to say that the Trader is without morals, only that the Trader claims allegiance solely to knowledge without qualifying it or judging the intent behind it. The Trader is open to all, and it feels no obligation to favor any one customer over the other.