Once known as Jimmy the Hand, Seigneur James is the son of the Upright Man, the leader of the thieves’ guild in Krondor, though James is not aware of his heritage. Elevated to the nobility by Arutha, Seigneur James has taken his position of authority with reluctance and still wanders his old thief haunts in disguise. He is extremely loyal to Arutha, and will do anything that his liege lord asks him to do. There is a cynical look that touches Jimmy’s face when he is about to go into a new or strange situation. Although elevated to the position of Seigneur in Arutha’s court, he is mischievous and has the air of a rogue about him.