~gasps at Pumpkin Seeds~ I can make him a little more commerce friendly. I gave him Int 3, Commerce 1 and Daikoku's Blessing (+1k1 to commerce rolls). Would that work? Aside from that, he is an adequate courtier, decent at various forms of showing off, and a capable performer of tea ceremonies, so at least he can help recharge void points.
And Katina, the path is rank 2.