He was hired after Dandelion had the place refurbished, by answering an ad which read:
- "Help wanted, to assist in the oversight of an exclusive establishment with refined diversions. Baccalaureate freshly gained, ten years of tavern experience a plus, knowledge of the Common Tongue, Elder Tongue and contemporary poetry required."
Later he admitted to Geralt:
- Bah, I never passed the entrance exam. Neither do I know a lick of Elder, though I can, indeed, play a ditty or three.
- Also, I've committed all Master Dandelion's works to memory.