Born December 12, 1175 into House Mithal, Hyssop was a young boy who loved to learn and make people laugh and smile. Perhaps it was these traits that lead him to the path his life had taken. As a young man, he came to love and admire the goddess Attia more than all others and he remains steadfastly devout to her to this day.
Upon his 15th birthday, Hyssop joined the ranks of the Courtesans, deciding that he would make his life one of service. Upon joining the Courtesans, he undertook several years of training. By his 19th birthday, he was ready to be debuted. He debuted to Queen Missiah Choisi, and this proved to be an entertaining first duty. Since then he has spent time with the other monarchs of Atharia, as well as their spouses.
For the next twenty years, he did his duty as a courtesan, going from patron to patron to offer his services and to acquire tidbits of information and feeding it back to the Head Courtesan. There were times that he thought about retiring and returning to House Mithal, but when the previous Head Courtesan passed away, he was one of the most senior courtesans still active and he lobbied for the position.
Ascending to the position of Head Courtesan at the age of 39, it is a position he has held ever since, and one he uses to pursue the goals of the Courtesans and the gods.