Cry the Wares - Rumors and Events for Merchants and Trade [RP]

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Cry the Wares - Rumors and Events for Merchants and Trade [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:27 pm

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Centered on the city of Baldur's Gate, radiating outward in concentric circles from this location upon the Sword Coast, there are times when a rumor or a straight-spoken message, is most relevant to those that ply a Trade or cast their Fate in the Merchant Class culture. Such things—sometimes called advertisements, sometimes called private affairs...—rise above a generalized spoken rumor or town crier notification.

Such events are clearly noticed by those with keen eyes and ears in this culture, and just as often, are intentionally made to be noticed....



///OOC: trying it out—with the rise of much merchant RP, is there a need for trades-talk-like rumor and even promotion? Let's see....
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|> Simsae OrcslayerStonesinger of the Telormar Gultor & citizen of the Kingdom of Kraak Helzak
|> Monserrate — Circle of Rust and the Worm

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Re: Cry the Wares - Rumors and Events for Merchants and Trade [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:39 pm

Word among the gem smiths and traders of precious stones spreads soon after a unsatisfied Jon Smythe, half-Elven and mariner, leaves the shop of Zachary the barber-jeweler, when it was said the merchant was not eager to offer a fair value for what Smythe had sourced—a collection of mixed stones, originated from the Dragon Coast. Smythe was quite open with Zacharay that this collection was acquired through a particular adventurous moment, where he, Smythe, and a paladin of some might, were able to solve both a riddle AND overcome fierce odds against witches and their spawn.

Still, such a tale had no effect on budging the low-ball offer from Zachary. Thus, those in the Trades and in the Know, say Smythe still has this collection...but where he might try to trade them next, is anyone's guess....

Luckily, Smythe is quite easy to find, as of late—being his activities with the Chionthar Charter & Seaward Supply have him daily between the docks and the Palace District, of the great city of Baldur's Gate.


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|> Simsae OrcslayerStonesinger of the Telormar Gultor & citizen of the Kingdom of Kraak Helzak
|> Monserrate — Circle of Rust and the Worm

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Re: Cry the Wares - Rumors and Events for Merchants and Trade [RP]

Unread post by BDobolina » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:53 pm

If the merchant's displeasure was widely known, it may come back to Mr. Smythe that Jackard Marks, of Rocky Creek Trade Company, is well-known among those of the docks, as well as the Wide, as someone who purchases loose stones. Paying rates above and beyond most other merchants, he was and is a commonly known trader among the local adventuring class.

Operating from Greenest, but often seen in the Gate, reachable by word at Orniff's as well as the Elfsong.. if word were sent toward Mr. Marks, surely a considerate, and lucrative, response would be received.


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Word among the gem smiths and traders of precious stones spreads soon after a unsatisfied Jon Smythe, half-Elven and mariner, leaves the shop of Zachary the barber-jeweler, when it was said the merchant was not eager to offer a fair value for what Smythe had sourced—a collection of mixed stones, originated from the Dragon Coast. Smythe was quite open with Zacharay that this collection was acquired through a particular adventurous moment, where he, Smythe, and a paladin of some might, were able to solve both a riddle AND overcome fierce odds against witches and their spawn.

Still, such a tale had no effect on budging the low-ball offer from Zachary. Thus, those in the Trades and in the Know, say Smythe still has this collection...but where he might try to trade them next, is anyone's guess....

Luckily, Smythe is quite easy to find, as of late—being his activities with the Chionthar Charter & Seaward Supply have him daily between the docks and the Palace District, of the great city of Baldur's Gate.


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Jackard Marks - Waukeenar Merchant of Tethyr - "The bold find the gold, the careful keep it - and the timid yield it up."

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Re: Cry the Wares - Rumors and Events for Merchants and Trade [RP]

Unread post by Steve » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:09 am

"What did you say now?" replies Smythe after hearing traders grapevine communication. "Marks, you say? Jackard Marks? The Rocky Creek Trade Company is it? One and the same seen renovating workshops for caravan repair in the Farmlands? Aye, tis so!"

Jon Smythe gets the full story, from other minor gem traders within the Wide, of merchant Marks and his prized purse for purchases. It is undeniable—a small but distinct smile grows upon the half-Elf's face.

"Tis a bit strange that I myself have yet to run into merchant Marks within the Elfsong...but perhaps his face is known to me, from afar. We shall see!"

Within a few moments, the half-Elven Jon Smythe is seen heading away from the Wide in the direction of the nearby Elfsong Tavern...trying his luck and fortune that the Rocky Creek representative would be currently within the Gate....
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|> Jon SmythePath of the Mindful Blade & Seafarer
|> Simsae OrcslayerStonesinger of the Telormar Gultor & citizen of the Kingdom of Kraak Helzak
|> Monserrate — Circle of Rust and the Worm

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Re: Cry the Wares - Rumors and Events for Merchants and Trade [RP]

Unread post by BDobolina » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:45 am

Handbills are passed freely to patrons of the taverns and festhalls, and another sent via courier to the proprietor of the White Mask Theatre in Baldur's Gate.
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Jackard Marks - Waukeenar Merchant of Tethyr - "The bold find the gold, the careful keep it - and the timid yield it up."

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