My thought on the relative contact who is one of the merchant powers:
Baroness Laima Ragana the Duchess (purposefully pompous and a bit self-defeating)
Laima is nothing short of a beautiful seductress and cold blooded businesswoman. Witha bat of her eyes the rich sign over deeds to their meager estates just to tempt Fate and be allowed to court her. Laima's legend in Fairhaven goes a little something like this:
"Oy, I know ov'er. The we li'il las is like poison in the ear if'n you catch'ma drift. Some say that she has left a battlefield graveyard of former suitors, teasin and temptin them with curves'n'eyes and those damn pouty lips. Sure, she deals in good of the exotic, totin' over pottery from Cumbria and tapestries from Tiverton but her wealth has nuttin' to do wif'dat stuff, y'see? Laima....excuse me, The Duchess has done well these past seven years in Fairhaven. E'ry young man of influence has traveled here hoping that the curse would not apply to them and e'ry one of them has either gone loonie, whichin'be good as dead for purps'es of this tale, or they realy be dead. I tell you one thing if'n you ask me. I wouldn't s'much as raise an eye to that siren."
Laima would be my human aunt who has gone through much trouble to keep our ancestry a secret. She uses Cymmeiian as a way to break her suitors and uncover hidden stashes of family heirlooms, relics and gold. As soon as the goods are discovered Laima ships them off of to a contact of hers in (insert another large town like Fairhaven) where a hefty profit is turned. Some of Laima's exotic goods are of similar background and gathered by similar methods from her contact.