You should be a figure of mystery to people; in time, they will fill the gaps of silence with rumors, fables, on who or what you are. These tales will spread and the right sort of person will thus come to you, seeking to know if it is true.
Your enemies will talk incessantly about you, thinking this besmirches your character; all it does is lend glamour to your fable. Let them talk about you, do not rise to it. They are your greatest assets, these parrots.