This halfling trader is one of the reasons the ship Unsinkable got its name in the first place. Reinforced with the latest ship building techniques the crew survived multiple attempts of piracy on the waters of Yrem.
Arre had a convincing way of talking.
There were whispers amongst the crew he had magical control over words, but they were too scared to confront him about it. You wouldn't know if you were under his spell already.
"There's a price for anything. You just need to find it and make them believe it's wrong" - Arre.