Adventurers from all over Eora go to the Living Lands in search of fame and fortune. Antonino went to rob them.
He had earned a reputation as a cunning thief in Biageppe, but a reputation is the last thing a cunning thief needs. So he left Biageppe and, indeed, the Vailian Republics for fresh opportunities in the Living Lands, taking with him little more than his coin purse and a fresh change of smallclothes.
Unfortunately, Antonino soon learned that the hardened treasure-hunters of the Living Lands were little like the plump merchants of the Republics. Within a few weeks, he'd exhausted his meager supplies and had earned nothing for his suffering. Desperate, he stumbled across a rough-looking pair from the Deadfire Archipelago and begged to share their fire. They agreed too easily.
When the bandits made their move, Antonino was ready. He snatched the pistol from one and fired on the other. With the first attacker advancing, he pulled the trigger again only to hear a dull thud. While his assailant laughed, Antonino pulled back and struck the man's bald head with the pistol. The bandit collapsed, dead instantly.
Antonino eventually became a successful and feared robber and the subject of many campfire tales. Even as his fortunes increased, he kept the stolen pistol, a sturdy piece of case-hardened metal that served him throughout his career.