Schliemann is well known among the criminals in Rio de Janeiro. Whatever anyone needs, Rafael can provide it. Mortals are his specialty merchandise. He handles a thriving slave trade that serves as the center of a web stretching across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans into Africa, Asia and parts of America. He reportedly uses the Rio slums as his base of operations. He also provides herds to order for his more selective clientele, and rumor has it that several Ventrue go to him regularly. Rafael makes his haven in a heavily guarded mansion that originally belonged to a Portuguese plantation owner.