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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:46 pm 
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"They'll sell tools as tools and knick knacks as knick knacks and there won't be any funny business if they want to see the coin flow like water."

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
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"I can go over any actual medicinal benefits any spices we sell them have, and how to use them properly. If they want a cure to the plague they'll have to get in line to see Doc Vanderbilt just like everyone else."

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:23 pm 
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"Instead of having them dole out medicine we can just pay them a small stipend for every customer that comes along and pays for medical attention, we can setup a tent at the edge of the forest for medical procedures and everything. In fact it might be a good idea to set up an outpost on the edge of the forest specifically for trade."

Felix chuckles.

"Men like this are a danger to society and having them under our thumb with a tight leash is better than them roaming around freely."

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
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Felix: Rapport:+4 Roll: +4 Total:+8
Mark&Marque: Resolve: +0 Roll: +2 Total: +2

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The two salesmen glance at each other, then turn back to smile at the Terrans.

"Well, you've certainly got our attention," says Mark.

"How about we discuss your intentions?" adds Marque.

"To put it precisely," adds Mark.

"And quite concisely," continues Marque.

"If you'd please compose for us," adds Mark.

"Exactly what you'd like to propose for us?" finishes Marque.

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
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"The terms are simple. Honest work for honest pay," Felix says. "I need merchants who can get us what we need and in return I can provide a selection of goods you can purchase for cheaper than you'd think possible, but for whom people would spend good coin on. Something to mull over. A deal for the future. If you're ever in the area again, stop by our trading outpost on the edge of Fangorn forest to see if we have anything to offer."

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
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The two salesman respond (alternately, in rhyme) immediately.

"Well, we're certainly in agreement -"

"With what we understood you meant."

"But there are some questions we must ask -"

"Before we can accept your task."

"First as regard the nature -

"Of what you'd like us to procure."

"And secondly we need to know,"

"What sort of goods you'd have ready to go?"

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:38 am 
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"For procurement, we need iron. Ingots and ores," Felix says. "For the time being the only trade good we have to offer are furs and fire spice, but once we've procured a ready source of iron we can produce all manner of goodies. Tools for farmers. Toys for nobles. Stuff of quality, I can assure you."

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
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"We do know of a source of iron -"

"An old, abandoned mine."

"We can offer you today,"

"A map to show you the way..."

Mark and Marque pause to let the Terrans consider their offer.

Off to one side, Piper simply looks confused - as if to say that this is one trade good that she can't authenticate (short of following it where it leads).

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
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"Maybe some other time," Felix says. "Like I said, the offer is open. Just go to our trade post at the edge of the forest if you're looking to buy and sell."

If they have nothing else to say, he'll head on out and talk to the villagers about potential trade with them.

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
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Nate steps forward.

"So why was this mine abandoned, if you don't mind me asking?"

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
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"Well, that's certainly information we have at hand."

"And can provide - for a price, you understand."

The two salesmen make no attempt to prevent Felix from leaving.

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
 Post Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:11 am 
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"You think I was born yesterday? You're not dealing with country bumpkins and illiterate peasants here. If you're offering a map to an abandoned mine but you won't say why it was abandoned up front, then I'm going to assume the risk associated with the mine is too great and pay for neither the map or the information. Gentlemen, you've just talked yourselves out of a sale."

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
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"Why, then we'll merely do as we'd originally planned,"

"And sell the map to Baron Harparin, who will doubtless work the land."

"Yes, there's risk, that we won't deny -"

"But information for free? Nice try."

"We'll sell the map, whether it's to you or not..."

"So if you want to know more... well, what have you got?"

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
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"Well, for an abandoned mine that was doubtless abandoned for a reason and no other information offered..." Felix ponders for a moment, then grabs a one of the glass vials of hot pepper powder to hold out. "A vial of fire spice. Great with meat. Highest I'm willing to go. Even so this represents a great value."

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 Post subject: Re: Pandions On Trial
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:42 am 
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The two brothers inspect the vial, opening it up and smelling it, and then -

"We accept your deal!"

"Though you're getting a steal!"

The vial of spice vanishes up Mark's sleeve, and Marque produces a scroll; after a brief discussion with regards to exactly which mountains are depicted on the offered map, Sir Ulath is satisfied that he can follow this map to the marked (abandoned) mine. Better yet, it's not far from Fangorn Forest (by Terran vehicle); though it is in the opposite direction from your current destination of Stoke's Mountain.

If the mine actually exists - and if it can be safely re-opened - then it would indeed make a decent source of iron.

"Is there anything further you'd like to try?"

"Any other wares you'd like to buy?"

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