Tag: [[merchant]]

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  • Economy of The Tablelands

    The Tablelands of Athas are a mix of cultures varying in the extreme, and the way they do business is no exception. Each city has its own treasury backing its own mint. The coffers of the Sorcerer-Kings ensure the validity of each coin, with each city- …

  • The Merchant Houses

    It would be a terrible mistake to assume that all power on Athas rests in the hands of the sorcerer-kings. Power can be held in many ways, and many hands besides those of the cities’ rulers may possess it. The major merchant houses of Athas hold much …

  • House Wavir

    House Wavir, based in Balic, is a dominant force in the southern portions of the region. Wavir currently feuds with Tsalaxa, but has no quarrels with any other houses. House Wavir trades in all the major cities but is seeking to expand its trade in [[Tyr …

  • Golden Inix Inn

    A tavern frequented by merchants and traders, located mid-way down [[Caravan Way]]. The barkeeper here is a dwarf named [[:gornal]]. It is known to [[Veiled Alliance]] members in [[Tyr]] that this is a contact point for its members.

  • Caravan Way

    Caravan Way is the main thoroughfare through the trade districts. The broad avenue grants mounted riders the room necessary to maneuver through scattered clusters of pedestrians and street vendors hawking their wares. Caravan Way meanders through the main …

  • Altaruk

    The town of Altaruk sits atop an important juncture along the Balic-Tyr trade route. Other routes branching from Altaruk extend toward the northern city-states and into the eastern Tablelands. Altaruk lies near the head of the Estuary of the Forked Tongue …

  • Caravan District

    The Caravan District extends from the Caravan Gate to the [[Merchant's District]] along Caravan Way. The shops here sell goods targeted at visitors and travelers. The raspy-voiced vendors yell to passersby to examine their ¨fine¨ wares. Practically any …

  • Merchant's District

    The Merchants’ District lies beside the ziggurat. Moving clockwise from the ziggurat, the Merchants’ District is bounded by [[The Warrens]], the Nobles’ District, the Smiths’ District, and the Nobles’ District again. [[Caravan Way]] divides the Merchant …

  • Elven Market

    Every city-state has some form of elven market, held in some form of desired acceptance ranging from blatantly ileagle to wildly popular. Differing elven tribes operate and maintain these dubiously named markets, and the nomadic nature of the elven race …

  • Laredo Anisthal

    Laredo is a low-ranking wagon master of House Wavir. On a wagon run to Silver Springs Oasis from Altaruk, Laredo's expedition was waylaid by raiders under the sway of [[:the-wastewalker]]. Brought to a ruined tower, he and his men were to be sacrificed …

  • Mar Juk-Adan

    A dune trader with a reputation for obtaining any goods requested and paid for, no matter how rare or difficult to procure. Smiling and pleasant, he conducts business surrounded by employees whose loyalty to him is unshakable. When dealing with …

  • Bhardha

    Bhardha works for [[:mar-juk-adan-1]]'s caravan, and is in charge of jewlery and art aquisitions. Rarely does she take money or offer it for the goods she pursues. Instead, an elaborate barter method is used proferring goods for goods or sometimes …

  • Rovek

    Rovek is a minor merchant in the employ of [[:mar-juk-adan-1]]. His standing with the caravan master is tenuous. Rovek often gives out far too many "good" deals to those with whom he feel kinship, those being gladiators. An ex-slave, Juk-Adan won Rovek …