Tendler was smooth, suave and well-groomed. He frequently puffed on a cigarra. Born in the Outer Rim Territories, he started out gambling after bad land deals bankrupted him and his family. He traveled through the Core Worlds, winning a fortune before suspicious nobles began to investigate him. He quickly fled, spending most of his wealth in the getaway.
Tendler was always friendly and had a positive outlook on life. He was not prone to violence, and preferred to know everything he could about a situation before proceeding.