Rico Tortugo, known in seedier circles as "The Turtle", is a Halfling merchant originally from the city of Firenze on the island of Medici. Connected to House Lorenzo, he made the journey across the Golden Ocean to Gascar about ten years ago. There, he soon established himself among those who deal in black market goods and other shady areas by serving as a contact for the Great Houses of the Medici Islands. This course proved lucrative for Rico, who soon opened a tavern named Fracas in the waterfront area. Not long afterwards, he opened Rilee's, a hotel that catered to those wishing to stay out of the public eye.