Othello Zartori, a Travelling Performer, was a con-man and drug smuggler. He could talk his way out of almost all situations and had a real way with the ladies!
Born in Greece, Athens... Othello had a taste for the theatrics of the city. Since he lived in an orphanage he looked up to performers and their ability to make anyone happy, no matter their situation.
So from that day forward he decided his fate! The Great Zartori shall rise! He spent most of his day doing poor performances for even poorer pay, working on street corners until he was kicked off of them.
Then, when he was 12, the orphanage he was at fell under hard times and he thought to himself: "Someone needs to do something!". So he spent some time, using the sleight of hand he learned from doing card tricks, and
started to pickpocket those he performed for. Slowly he started to take more and more until he had enough to pay off the orphanages' debt, and that he did, anonymously even. However, after sending the payment through
the mail, he decided to do one more scam, of course, following cliches, he got caught and taken by his scuff to the orphanage and was cast out.
Now, having to survive on his own, he used his sleight of hand and quick wit to keep him alive, and make out profitable. He often missed his old orphanage, and would often travel back, until he found that it was sold by the owner not long after they received the payment in order to retire early. That was a turning point for him. Life was about self-profit.
He followed this path until he was hired to be a magician on a cruise ship, in which he saw the opportunity to expand his business and started making ties between the docks that he stayed at and started smuggling illegal goods. He did this for 8 years until he was caught and consigned to a special forces team for his "Unique Talents". This group was meant for those with no military training and were to meet in the Country of Chernarus.
Not wanting to actually join this he agreed and immediately did a final smuggling run to try to get away from this call, but ended up arriving in Chernarus anyways due to an emergency dock being required. Then, because of the outbreak, he found himself stuck there. And the rest was history.