The World of Ferlan
"There's more where that came from if you keep on the right side."
One of Taggy’s many “friends” Shift is, well, he’s shifty. One of his favorite things to do is to slip a nice handful of platinum into someone’s hand to make sure they’re on the same page. Shift is a fairly powerful wizard. How powerful is a question that can be answered through assumptions. For example, he has the ability to transform into a half-ogre (shifty, get it?) as well as transforming other people. That’s not his only piece of evidence for being a powerful wizard though. He also briefly mentioned how he has the ability to enter Billiam the Fat’s sealed-off dimension which is an honor granted only to high ranking members of the Wizard’s Guild.
Not only is Shift an important figure in the Wizard’s Guild but he is also a member, presumably with a reputation, of the Thieves’ Guild, which is where Taggy met him in the first place. See, shifty again!