Falyna counsels not trading the gems for gold. Since they can be used as gold in most places, paying the 10% exchange rate seems to her a waste of resources. To which Keegen explains that he only wanted Valishar to assess the gems profitability to add the total wealth, but Keegen mentions how very observant she is.
Across from Crown’s Exchange, Falyna brings you to Market Hall and a shop near the middle called House of Fiori. There you meet a balding Tylden Fiori who agrees to purchase the Ivory Box for 175 gp (worth 350), the silver mirrors (worth 25 gp each) for 25 gp, the copper box inlaid with Sardonyx for 75 (worth 150) and the set of 15 silver plates for 250 gp (30 gp each).
Keegen thinks the Ivory Box is worth far more than the shop keeper suggests, the ivory alone is rare in these parts and the rich folk in these parts would snatch up this box quickly at twice it’s price. And if not the rich, then certainly the mages who use these boxes for traps against thieves. No less then 225. After some back and forth, Tylden agrees to pay 200 gp for the box.
As for the two silver mirrors, they have a history, they were used agaist the most vile of werewolves. The priests of Saranae, Saimin and Iomedae themselves blessed those very mirrors. It is unfortunate that the priests did not bless themselves against the deadly claws of the werewolves, but the mirrors have value just the same. 30 gold. Not buying the story, Tylden again offers 15 gp for the set
The copper box is worthy of the price as the keeper must make a profit after all. However the silver plates at 250? There are enough rich houses from here to Hawkmoon that have 15 children born with silver spoons in their mouths. And their food must be served on a silver plate. An easy sell for the shop keepers skill. 320 no less, Tylden agrees to raise the offer to 300.
Falyna takes you to a shop in The Exchange district called Shalazan’s Fine Jewelry. Shalazan is an exotic beauty who dresses in clinging silks. She flirts with both of you, to which Falyna rolls her eyes. After a lot of back and forth, she is willing to take the ring with the garnet (worth 350 gp), the copper armband (worth 50 gp), the jeweled necklace (worth 240 gp), and the ivory bracelet (worth 500 gp) in exchange for 800 gold. Even without knowing what it’s for, she “gets a bad feeling” about the jewelry that has Temple images and motifs, but would be willing to give you 200 gp for the 8 pointed fire symbol with the ruby – she can melt it down and reset it (worth 1,000 gp). She would also be willing to take the fire symbol with the garnets for 100 gp as a set of 3 (the Fire Captain’s Chain was worth 250 gp and the 2 lesser fire priests’ amulets were worth 100 gp each). She invites Valishar back later for a nightcap. Any funds are paid with a letter of credit. Falyna will bring you back to Crown’s Exchange to redeem them later.
Keegen is not sure whether the beautiful Shop keeper is using her charm to bring down the prices or is just that flirtatious. He believes the 800 is fair enough. But the pricing for the necklaces are just too low. Perhaps if Keegen could take her to the side and convince her in his charming way that he could convince his tall elven friend that an ‘few’ night caps during their stay within the city for a mere 250 more. After all, Valishar is well versed in some ‘skills’. Keegen returns to Valishar in another corner and looks for an agreement, however he warns not to accidently make any half-elves with the shop keeper or Adran will have is ‘night caps’ chopped off.
Valishar kneels down to Keegen’s level and whispers in his ear: “250 isn’t worth my nightcap.” He pauses briefly, “make it 300 and I’ll take one for the team.” He then looks toward Shalazan and gives her a wink.
“Ah but master elf,” Keegen replies, “If I negotiate a higher price after already giving one, we could risk insulting her beauty if it looks like I’m ‘forcing’ you on her. We could lose everything. No Valishar, you must go with the agreement met. But don’t worry, I will compensate your losses,” Keegen smiles back at Shalazan in confidence, “or personal gain for that matter.”
After giving him the once-over, Shalazan however says that Valishar should be paying her for the honor of escorting her out for a night, but she’s willing to up the price for the three lesser amulets to 200 gp (for scrap) and is willing to up the price for the high priest’s amulet to 300 gp.
Up to Hightown were Falyna brings you to Kazal’s Golden Rings. There the dwarven merchant Kazal and his human apprentice Darven agree to purchase the jeweled dagger (worth 250 gp) and the electrum ring (worth 250 gp) for 350 gp. They also show hesitancy with the items with Temple Motifs, but with pressure from Falyna, will give you 50 gp for all 5 earth rings (worth 50 gp each) and another 50 gp for the gold chain with the gold skull emblem (worth 175 gp). Again, payment made using a letter of credit redeemable at Crown’s Exchange.
Keegen somberly agrees to the 350 gold for the dagger and the ring, however he hesitates to give up the dagger as he is blurts out that the halfling clans Endless Plains use these very such daggers as a symbol of their status and to give up such a prize from the far east pains him. However if they could lessen the sting of the offer for the rings and gold chain by say a mere extra 100; the parting of such a worthy treasure will not hurt so much. Kazal agrees to the bargain.
Finally, she brings you to Neldath Hill and to Ossper’s Fine Clothing. Although Garet Ossper seems somewhat jumpy and nervous, Falyna’s presence seems to calm him somewhat. In fact when you entered, he greeted Falyna by name and asked if she were still a size 7. The shop was full of students and robes of every color and insignia that you saw on your way here are on racks around the room. Several fitters wait on customers, most likely students from the colleges, while you speak to Garet. He doesn’t like the symbols on the three red robes, but the crimson cloth, the silks and the inlays could be repurposed. He is willing to give you 200 gp for the High Priest’s robe (worth 1,000 gp), 50 gp for the crimson robes (worth 250 gp) and 20 gp each for the lesser fire priests’ robes (worth 100 gp each).
Keegen scoffs at such offers. He mentions to Garet that though his keen eyes for a woman’s size may be unmatched, his sense of imagination at what he could do with the materials granted to him. (Keegen walks around Falyna eyeing her up and down making motions with his hands as if putting an imaginary dress on Falyna). The autumn colors of gold and crimson would shine on a dress to be shown on a proud and beautiful woman. The highlight of the big Autumn Fair. What do you mean what autumn fair? Why the one in Hillsboro, don’t you know that Hillsboro is a growing town at great rate.
Why the need for fine clothing will be of the utmost importance and to showcase such finery by none other than Ossper’s Fine Clothing will make the ladies blush. As a matter of fact, there is plenty of material from the crimson robe and the lesser fire robes to make a fine dress for a fine figure, however Keegen has suddenly realized that the High Priest’s robe would look nice displayed next to the Earth Priest’s robe they have at Tostig’s home and promptly removes them from the conversation. 250 gold for the rest, along with a whisper that will roll like a wave upon the ladies of Hillsboro that Ossper’s Fine Clothing will be coming with clothing so fine that it will make the man you love swoon to your arms. Garet agrees to the deal.
After that Keegen asked Falyna where there might be interested in some finely made weapons and armor, some with magical properties, to be sold:Pike +1, Heavy Shield +1, Shortsword +1 and Chain Shirt +2). Do the rich merchants of these parts have bodyguards they wish to be well armed perhaps? She shows the pair to College Enchanters, where he makes the last of his purchases and sales.