Steve armstrong is bullied and called things like Steve Armweak, and chickenleg steve by his peers.
He has figured out a way to "clean" sludge by sacrificing blood from 3 humanoids in return for 10 uses.
He is a scientist for the Goblin Maffia. Altough not by choice.
He was a normal alchemist who accidentally did business with the maffia who threaten him into working for them