Having returned from river voyage up the Chionthar to Elturel to deliver goods in haste, the Half-elven Jon Smythe, proprietor of the Chionthar Charter & Seaward Supply Co., almost leaps from the rail of The Fleetwood as it comes to dock in the Gate's harbor, and at a near running clip, walks straight to the Wide, immediately purchasing all available shortbows of quality he can find.
If curious to his endeavor, and asked, Smythe is not closed-mouthed in the least: "Tis a moment to steer the balance of power toward the good of the Lord's Alliance my fellows, being the rumor
once only heard, I have now received a first person tale in my latest voyage up the Chionthar. The Hellriders, an admirable force, must be supported against their enemy...which is also our enemy...though, certain agreements seem to provide protection to such an insidious evil. Tis these Hellriders that make a stand, and I for one, will do my part in the war."
Turning to the other merchants around, and passing the word, Smythe states his desire to purchase quality shortbows or horsebows
, usable upon horseback, and part of the skilled arsenal of renown among the Hellriders. And any wishing to be a part of the effort to improve the advantage of the Hellriders over the growing menace of the Black Network, should contact Smythe at the Helm & Cloak with haste...for he could only purchase so many weapons with current coin. Donations also being graciously accepted.