Aurora Silversalt was a powerful business woman most of her life. Having grown up the daughter of a fisherman she later worked for a small trading company in Baldur's Gate. She soon realized that the whole process of shipping and trading could be done better and cheaper with the use of magic. So she launched the Silversalt Trading Company which would later be renamed Aurora's Emporium. Aurora's Emporium grew to become a major empire and soon "Aurora's Whole Realms Catalogue" was being used throughout Faerun and beyond.