"Ul'dah's known for its merchants, but making your way here as one is no easy thing. Three reasons for that—too many trends, too many rivals, and too many lies."
Botulf is a merchant who frequents the Quicksand in Ul'dah.
He is friends with Memenaru, and borrowed money from him in the past. Because he seems to make a habit of borrowing money from people, he is extremely wary of debt collectors. 
Botulf also holds a great deal of respect for General Raubahn, willing to throw himself at the man's feet were he to meet him.