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Raile

Character Info
Name: Raile Talon
Age: 26
Alignment: CG
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Class: Trader/Gambler
Silver: 483
Despite everything that was happening, Raile found himself unable to close shop. It was his duty as a merchant and salesman not to. If anything, the flood of refugees would possibly increase his business. He had already announced a discount for bulk purchases at the front of the shop, as well as discounts for potions and metalwork, as long as it pertained to aiding with the en-masse problem. Drake had already left, leaving his only guard as Rhenakos, who was out back at the moment. Kalina and Leilah had come back from their meeting, but had retired upstairs for the time being, obviously distraught about the state of the world and Lady Angela.

Business was doing well. For the most part, Leilah’s potions were the biggest sellers. Right behind in sales were food items of various types. On the lower end, his weapon stash seemed completely untouched. Kalina might have been disappointed, but due to the situation at hand, it seemed unavoidable.

As Raile looked around the shop during a slower point, he noted what he was low on, and started to resupply, pulling out several barrels worth of alchemical ingredients that had been delivered a few days ago.

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Attie

Character Info
Name: Attie
Age: 18
Alignment: CN
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Class: Wanderer/Scholar
Silver: 326
The light blue portal shrunk until it vanished as Attie stepped away. Her eyes turned to the horseless cart in front of her. The cart was made up of wood and had thick wool cover so that water or any weather wouldn't touch it, despite the fact that the journey would be quick enough to avoid any bad weather due to portals. A single question boggled her mind as she looked at the cart. Why hadn't the villagers sent a horse along with the cart?! A sigh escaped Attie's lips as she walked over to begin pushing the cart. Without a horse, she wouldn't have the chance to have a good look at the town she was visiting! She began pushing the cart through the city until she found the marketplace. Stares followed her as a random woman pushing a cart meant for a horse wasn't a daily sight. If it wasn't for her advanced strength, pushing the cart would have been a challenge. 

Instead of looking for the best stall or shop, she just pushed the cart to the closest place that seemed to sell food. The closest shop happened to be the shop with a man with hazel eyes and reddish short hair. Attie stood up properly and walked over to the store to knock on the door. She didn't know if it was proper for a seller to enter a home without permission or if she could just barge on in. Figuring that the safer option was better, she waited until somebody came out. In her mind she practiced her bargaining practice that she learned at the village. Start with a high price and then settle on a medium price that both parties liked. Her lessons were quick, as the villagers didn't have time to teach her everything that Attie would need to know. Hopefully, the minimum would be enough. Especially now with food depleting due to the goddess dying or something. 
Raile

Character Info
Name: Raile Talon
Age: 26
Alignment: CG
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Class: Trader/Gambler
Silver: 483
It hadn’t been long since Raile had started with his tasks before a strange thing occurred. There was a knock at the main door. He turned his attention to the entryway to see a young woman patiently waiting at the door, as if a guest waiting for entry. In many of his travels, he had witnessed several different tribes that lacked the basic concepts of shops, instead persisting as a whole unit, trading amongst themselves as individuals instead of using shopfronts.

Perhaps she had never been to a shop. Raile shrugged the thought off, and walked to the door, opening it. “Please, come in. Feel free to browse. If there is anything that is missing or isn’t a common item, please let me know.” He smiled. “And as long as my door is open, you’re quite welcome to come in at any time.”

He started to walk back to the barrels he had been working out of, but kept a close watch on her. It wasn’t that he thought of her as a threat. No. It was because she needed something. Everyone needed something. His eyes passed over her, looking out the window to see a horse-drawn cart, minus the horse.

Hmm.

“If I may ask,” he started, “Is that your cart outside? Did something happen to the horse?”

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Attie

Character Info
Name: Attie
Age: 18
Alignment: CN
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Class: Wanderer/Scholar
Silver: 326
A man approached the door and let her in. Nodding her head in response to Raile, she wandered in and began to look at everything in the shop. Fascination lit up in her eyes as she looked at all the items that were for sale. Although she'd seen a store before, every shop was different. This shop seemed to sell a variety of things such as weapons, potions, food items, and other things. 

"Horse? Oh, the villagers in the Bohar Plain didn't have a horse they could spare." She explained, "So I ended up pushing it here. But I didn't have to push it far due to my portal magic." 

She held out her hand and demonstrated her power by opening up a portal on the floor. The portal was oval and the rim of the portal was a light blue magic swirling around. Attie closed up the portal again and walked over to Raile. Having forgotten momentarily why she had been there, there were things that she needed to get sold for the villagers. 

"So do you need any barely or wheat?" She asked bluntly. 
Raile

Character Info
Name: Raile Talon
Age: 26
Alignment: CG
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Class: Trader/Gambler
Silver: 483
The customer looked around for a moment, admiring the wares before approaching Raile. Her comments about how the villagers in the Bohar Plains had skimped out on the horses brought a smirk to his face. It wasn’t that he was laughing at her situation, but more that the traders of the plains would need to step up their game if they ever wanted to do consistent business. A cart without a horse was quite useless in most situations.

“Ah. Portal magic. One of my associates has access to it, although he tends to get his destinations…er…a tad off.” The merchant thought back to the stories he was told about his bodyguard, and how the man had portaled himself over the Nyella more than once. “Anyway, I would recommend being careful with portal magic if you’re new to it. Just…keep a clear destination in mind.”

Her next question was a little blunt, but Raile was sharp on the response, nodding. “We carry both. Prices are two silver per pound, with a bulk discount starting at intervals of five pounds. I also carry discounts for those who are a part of the current coalition of trade routes that I and a few merchants have managed, if you’re interested in working something out involving that.”

He cleared his throat. “In addition, if silver is an issue, I also trade in equal value goods, as well as contacts and information, should the information be important enough to value.” He paused for a moment to let his spiel sink in. “Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to ask.”

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Attie

Character Info
Name: Attie
Age: 18
Alignment: CN
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Class: Wanderer/Scholar
Silver: 326
"Yeah, I know what you mean with portal magic. When I first used it I opened up a portal to Egjora." She admitted sheepishly. 

As he spoke she realized that he was expecting the village to continue trading their wares. Perhaps he hadn't heard about Dal's devistation on most villages in the Corval Basin. Attie herself hadn't seen any of it but refugees fleeing the horrors would tell tales of her carnage. Realizing that he probably didn't know about the situation in the Basin, she decided to clue him in on how desperate things had gotten. 

"Actually the silver is all the village wants. They've been hit hard with refugees and don't have enough money to keep them all clothed and healthy. That's why they are selling some of their food supply." She explained, "And I supposed most of them aren't going to be able to trade for a while until things calm down over there. Hopefully the gods will get the situation sorted out soon." 

Attie gave a little shrug and walked outside to the cart, flinging off the sheet that hide the bundles of wheat hidden in the cart. Each bundle was stacked upon another, ready to be taken and sold in shops or stalls. She began to count all of the bundles in order to figure out how much silver would be needed. During her counting, she was extremely careful as the villagers were relying on her to bring back that silver. Determined not to fail, Attie counted each bundle properly. She turned back to the merchant and walked over to him. 

"Each bundle is a pound. There are 20 bundles so that would be 40 silver." She said, "If you want to buy it all that is." 
Raile

Character Info
Name: Raile Talon
Age: 26
Alignment: CG
Race: Human
Gender: Male
Class: Trader/Gambler
Silver: 483
Raile watched her count the bundles. Just by eyeing it, he had a general idea that she was telling the truth. Overall, it wasn’t the worst trade, and he knew they needed the coin. He looked to her, and looked back to the bundles.

“Tell you what,” he said as his business mind took over. “I’ll pay you fifty silver for the same amount, but only if you agree to a special deal. Once this whole thing is sorted out, I would like to establish a contract with this village that you represent, to add it to a supply route. Any excess wheat or barley that they can produce can be traded evenly for silver or other goods at the going rate. The benefit would be a mark-up similar to this, where additional funds can be added.”

The merchant paused for a moment. “Of course, I won’t rush you into a decision. I’m sure you would need to get back with the village to discuss the terms.” He walked over to the main counter, and started to count out silver onto the table.

“Fifty now, and you’ll discuss the terms with the villagers, yes? And if they decide not to, then the ten additional silver is nothing more than a messenger’s fee. A fair trade?”

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Attie

Character Info
Name: Attie
Age: 18
Alignment: CN
Race: Human
Gender: Female
Class: Wanderer/Scholar
Silver: 326
"Yes!" Attie exclaimed after hearing everything that the merchant had to say. 

Her bright blue eyes glistened with excitement as she rushed over to the cart to begin pushing it. The cart was heavy but Attie refused to let it get the best of her. Continuing her shoving, the cart began to move towards the door of the shop. The cart rolled until it hit the door, unable to get through due to the cart being too wide. Attie stopped shoving and walked over to the door to see what the issue was. Kneeling down, she looked at the door then looked to Raile. 

"Hmm. I don't think its going to fit. I guess we will have to unload the cart one bundle at a time." She said, "Or we could try to find a way to pour all of the bundles into the shop."

Attie stood up and placed her hands on her hips. She hadn't thought about the consequences of pouring all the bundles into the shop. Such as, the mess it will create or the fact that the bundles of wheat might end up damaged. Walking over to the cart, she looked it over to see if there was a way to make it pour everything into the shop. After a few moments, she looked over to Raile. 

"What do you think?" She asked. 

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