Fralav the Faker is an Imperial beggar in the Elven Gardens District. Fralav is infected with the disease Black-Heart Blight. Like all beggars, he is a spy for the Gray Fox. In the Speechcraft Training quest, the Hero are required to have a conversation with all beggars, including Fralav.
Fralav can be questioned about the Thieves Guild, initiating the quest in which the Hero becomes a member of the Thieves Guild.