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Riven pens a note to Jinn:

Thank you for placing your order with Saddlebag! I am anticipating having your platinum plate armor soon. I have posted in the craft halls a special deal to armorsmiths regarding this, and other needed items.
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// Notice Posted in the Center Craft Hall and Port Hempstead Craft Hall //

Saddlebag Pawn Shop is in Need of These Items
Earn Full Trade Credit AND 5% of Value in Coin

This Offer of Coin and Credit is only for the Specific Items Listed Below:

Platinum Armors
2 Full Plate Armors

Adamantium Armors
1 Chainmail
1 Splint or Half-Plate
1 Full Plate


1 large iron shield
1 iron tower or kite shield
1 platinum tower or kite shield
1 small Adamantium shield

Adamantium Weaponry

1 kukri
1 handaxe
1 bastard sword
1 long sword
1 mace
1 heavy mace
1 dwarven war axe
1 morningstar
1 warhammer
1 scimitar
1 great sword
1 great axe

8 Lion Bags
2 Malar Bags


Inquire at the Saddlebag Pawn Shop, in the fields near Port Hempstead.
~Riven Ring-Cleaver

Post below if you intend on filling any of these orders within the next week (real-world week). First to post, is first to win the contract for specific items, unless they fail to fulfill the contract within a week.
This offer will expire at Noon, Sunday July 14th, EST.

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Trade and Market Hall / Re: Angels Guild--Adventure Outfitters
« on: June 30, 2019, 04:00:14 am »
Riven leaves a note for Elohanna at the Angels:

Elohanna, it was a pleasure to speak with you this morning and reconnect. I appreciate our mutual intention for Saddlebag and Angels to collaborate on keeping prices low and similar between the two shops. Let me know your recommendation for lowering the price of scrolls, and any other item or crafting resource, and Saddlebag will match your prices. On another topic, some years ago there was an auction in which I won a voucher for one lesser ability enhancement ring from your guild. Could I put that voucher towards a credit at your shop, rather than pick up a ring?
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Trade and Market Hall / Bron's Account
« on: June 30, 2019, 03:46:03 am »
As per the letters between Bron and Elohanna:

Bron commissioned a ring of strength +2, a silk hood, and one lion bag.
Total owed to Angels: 9162 True.

Elohanna A-Ok'd Bron to submit silk, sand, and glass ingots towards the purchase.
Today Bron delivered to the Angels:

17 silk x 200 = 3400
20 bags of sand x 40 = 800
12 glass ingots x 97 = 1164
Total delivered = 5,364

Total owed: 3798

A note regarding this transaction is also in your chest near the front door.
Thank you!

EDIT: added 5 sand x 40 = 200
2 glass ingots x 97 = 194
total of 394 .
Total owed: 3404

EDIT: added 18 bags of sand x 40 = 720
total owed: 2,676

EDIT: added 41 bags of sandx 40 = 1640

Remainder owed is paid in True, to Ferrit: 1036.
Bron picked up his bag, hood, and ring. from Ferrit.
Thank you!
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Development Journals and Discussion / Re: Ashi's Heartsongs
« on: June 28, 2019, 10:19:04 pm »
(Character Development Thread; eventually to learn Skald)

Original New Character Submission Bio:'ashi-horseteaser/msg10331807/#msg10331807

Ashi's Heartsongs
(Rough translation from the wemic language)

Far from home, the birds hear my song,
Cougars playing, badgers roam,
Grasslands far away, my home.
Journeying, following nose, and heart moans,
Journeying, following nose, and heartsongs.

Ashi chased, Ashi scared,
Who am I, the wemic-born,
See me for my playful heart song,
See me for what my heart longs.

Sadness, tears, so much pain,
Ashi sees, in this word insane.
Tall stone walls, rooms cut off,
From the sky, and dirt sweet rough,
From the sky, and nature's love.

Alone, wandering, dangers, besetting,
Show me, the tribe that can be....
Ashi's friends, Ashi's family.

Alone wandering, dangers, besetting,
Show me, the tribe that can be...
Ashi's friends, Ashi's family.


Learned have I, the blade dance gong,
Iron on shields crashing, loud, feels wrong.
Yet to live, she wields the sword,
And to those who will listen, the word.
Show her how to survive with song.
If battle is needed, let it be with the song.


Toad-skinned, bull-headed,
Single-minded orc.
See’s his clan as weak and broke.
Will return when Master of Forge,
Empower with weapons his brutish hordes.

Strange, intriguing, Ashi does find,
The lizard-skinned beast, and his strength-focused mind.
Orc at the gate of the Fort of Vehl,
Lets him in with ox, to work the anvil.
Many long hours, orc hammers in the hall,
Brave his spirit, his focus is tall.
Though Ashi shakes her head at his ambitious gall.
Cannot understand the bloodlust, or his call.

Not her path, the anvil and shop,
Under stone sky, her doom is wrought.
Her journey lies beyond the gate,
Beyond walls, in the fields and forests, her fate.

Sing of the birds
Sing of four-leggeds,
Sing of the winds,
Bringing scents of beyond.

She follows her nose,
To daffodils and marshes,
And wherever she goes
The songs stream on....

And wherever she goes
The songs stream on....
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Yesterday, many of the dwarves headed from Prantz to North Fort, near Deadmans Pass. Bron scribes a note to the Stonesmashers and leaves it with the pawn shop merchant at North Fort, expressing interest in hiring the Stonesmasher Brothers, and asking for them to leave a note at the shop of where they can be found, and who is looking for them (Gumbo, Van, Jinn, Khrom, Bron). And that we will return to North Fort later, in hopes to find the Stonesmashers letter for us there.

The group then traipsed around Deadmans Pass, climbing mountains, hunting about for signs of the Stonesmashers, but did not find their whereabouts.
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Riven pens a note to Eldoran:

"Thank you for the items you left at the shop, and thank you for picking up the ingots and gold last week, and the Aeridinite Luck Charm today. The shop does operate on credit, but even if you have enough credit for an item, there is a 10% fee of the value of the item, that needs to be put in the donation chest by the front door. For example, the Luck Charm you acquired could be paid in full by 53,706 credits, but in addition 5,371 True would need to be left in the chest. Or if you do not have enough credit for the full amount of the item, then 5371 + remainder owed, should be left in the chest. Please let me know if you have questions about this. Thank you!"
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// parchment posted in Center, drawn with charcoal //

Looking for the Stonesmasher Brothers to Carve a Dwarven Hearth-Home,
And looking for Dwarves to live in it!

If you know where to find the Stonesmashers - leave a note here.

These Dwarves be looking: Bron, Khrom, Jinn, Gumbo, Van, and more!
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Riven writes below Jinn's note:
"Although I'm seeking crafters to join the Saddlebag team, currently an iron shield will only appear when another customer delivers one. Best of luck, and thank you for your continued engagement with the shop!"
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The Mop-haired proprietor is checking the ledgers and reaches for a parchment and quill.

"Best tell Khrom that he has more credit than he thought from his donation of an iron great sword, and taking of an iron battle axe and iron heater shield! The 25% off of lens price is only used for those items that don't have prices listed on the scrolls in the chest. So.....he should have 1130 True in credit now, not what he wrote, 642."

Riven pens the letter and heads out to send it.
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Ryubi - iron mace is also 1200, not 900, so you have an additional 300 credit!
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There is no need to remove your scroll! I cannot bear the thought of bringing tears to the eyes of a dwarf!
My notice was simply to encourage purchasers to come to the sale! Afterall, your scroll did, in fact, fit amongst the cramped shelves. However, on the bright side, the lady you referred to probably cackled with glee at the priceless scroll falling into her hands.
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//A flyer in Center and Port Hempstead, written in fine handwriting//

A Sale of Surplus Items
In organizing our chests at the Saddlebag Pawn Shop, we've discovered more than two of many crafted items, despite the sign saying that we only accept two of each crafted item. Therefore, to create space in specific chests, and in our overflow storage, we are announcing:

20% off Sale of the Following Specific Items, for a limited time: (FIND THEM IN A LARGE CRATE IN THE FIRST ROOM ON THE RIGHT)

These Specific Bracers/Gloves: Dragonscale, Lesser Ogre Power, Concentration, Spellcraft, Swordplay, Discipline, Hin Fist +4, Austerity, Appraisal, and Gloves of the Lady

These Specific Helms: Bronze Helms, Iron Helms, Headband of Intellect +2, and Ale Goggles

All Scrolls of Level 6 and Under!

And we seek to refill these Chests of Materials:
chestnuts, almonds, pecans, rye, hazelnuts, corn, sage, wheat, purple mushrooms, spotted mushrooms, cherries, blackberries, rhubarb, blueberries, cranberries, elderberries, garlic, apples, pears, sugar, scullcap, birch bark, gum arabic, and witch hazel.

As we continue inventorying and organizing, we will announce further sales of surplus weaponry, armor, and other items.

~Riven Ring-Cleaver (stop by for a friendly chat!)
Saddlebag Pawn Shop
181 Port Hempstead Fields
The door is unlocked night and day. If you need help unloading or loading crates or bags then please ask the shopkeepers or guards for assistance.
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A rather homely man with unruly grey hair, a lined face, and a pleased smile, drops some worn but sturdy boots into the boot chest:

Boots of the Sun Soul +2

Then Riven started in on organizing the chest of boots, bracers, and helms.

"Well, there's more than two of quite a few items, Tinpin." Riven smiled at Tinpin to soften the critique.

"Right you are, sir," replied Tinpin with a bow and a shrug, "begging your pardon, but you did say that one of the shop's main goals is to give opportunities to those of lower means, and in need. So, sometimes I took the liberty to accept goods from folks even when we had two of the same items."

Riven laughed, "That is fine, but there's not even room in the chests for more items. I think you did admirably, and.....let's not accept more than two of the same items anymore, just like the sign says. If you think we should make an exception, just point the customer my way, OK?"

"Yes, of course! And it's true that some of the bracers are being squeezed into the boots chest. Perhaps time for a few more chests?"

"Perhaps so," replied Riven, "and a sale for all the extra gear we can't fit in the chests! Let's go pen a note announcing a small sale of surplus items, and also announcing some of the items we are low on or entirely out of."

"Ah, I was meaning to tell you, Riven, Elohanna made a very large purchase of craftable materials. Very gracious of her!"

"Wonderful! I'll write her a letter to thank her. It's been too long since I've seen her. And I do appreciate when the chests of simple items such as fruits and nuts get emptied. It gives the farmers and many others the opportunity to harvest those materials, and trade them in for a decent cloak or bow or whatnot."
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Amidst the evening's rain and thunder, a cart rolls up to the Saddlebag door. Two young men in light armor unload a few crates and chests from the cart, carrying them into the shop.

Tinpin, the fastidious and well-groomed halfling shopkeeper, spoke to the guards, "The chests go in the room in the back, on the right. And put the crates of honey from Riven down here. Thank you."

Tinpin carefully begins to restock the Honey chest with...
28 Honey jars

After carefully washing his hands, Tinpin sits down to read the letter that had accompanied the chests and honey.

"My Dear Friend Tinpin, I hope the honey shipment finds you well! I've almost completed the arrangements to be able to visit the shop more than the once-per-month I've been doing to check the books. In fact, I'm thinking of prying myself away from home (and Maggie) for one or two weeks of the month. Maybe it's time I show my face and connect with the community. Afterall, I retreated from the adventurous life to have a family. And they are all grown and flown the nest.So give my bedroom at the shop a good dusting! I'll be coming to visit soon, and staying longer than my usual short ledger visits."

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Bron Skallagrimson trudges into the shop, shaking the mud and rain from his boots. He drops his rucksack and looks around tiredly, his scowl lifting into a bemused expression.

"That's a lot of chests! Quite a lot more than when Saddlebag was at the Twin Dragon Inn! But that was several decades ago!"

He unpacks some boxes from his rucksack, muttering, "Not the honorable work of a dwarf, not mining, or smithing, or whacking hobgoblins! But I kept busy on my long journey back to these lands and picked up a few things for trade. Sold the barley and gum arabic and mahogany sawdust on the road....still have these to trade!"

He unloads the following into chests:
3 Aloe (30t x 3 = 90t)
19 Salt (10t x 19 = 190t)
10 greenstone dust (7t x 10 = 70t)
6 malachite dust (5t x 6 = 30t)
4 phenelope dust (7t x 4, or 4t x 7? = 28t)
3 Amethyst dust (33t x 3 = 99)

That be a total of 507 True.
Now, I had a credit back in the day of 7979 True, so total credit now is 8486.

Bron meanders about the shop peering into many chests, admiring the weaponry and armor. He spies a necklace and nods, "that'll do it! though it's too gaudy for me! I'll keep it tucked under my armor!"

He acquires a Barkskin Amulet: worth 2500 True, and he pays 250 True into the cash chest.
Total Credit now is 5986 True.

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Ask A Gamemaster / GM decisions for Saddlebag Pawn Shop
« on: May 22, 2019, 01:31:14 pm »
Hi Fine Folks,

It's been several decades since Riven was involved with Saddlebag Pawn. I'm reaching out to the GMs to see if you all need to make any decisions regarding the shop prior to Riven getting back involved. Such as have any PCs been running it, or has it been NPC shopkeepers and shop guards, etc. What to do with the funds (donate to rebuild X, Y, or Z, or it's been taken to compensate those who run the shop, or there's a theft at the shop, etc.).

Riven started the shop back in the day, using a mule and saddlebags. Eventually, he collaborated with Tyrian, the owner of the Twin Dragon Inn, to house the shop in the back of the inn. And later Riven joined forces with Calylith to move it and expand it in a more convenient location for folks. I also had a halfling shopkeeper character named Tinpin who helped with the ledger (only function of that character was RP in the shop, no questing, no leveling).

The info I learned on Discord was it sounds like the shop has been running on its own, with shopkeepers and shop guards assumed to be there.

I'm bringing this to your attention so you can decide what has transpired so I know how to play Riven, when he knocks on the door and inquires about the shop.

Before RL hit me and I fled Layo, Riven and Cali had discussed running it together, and getting Breanna involved. I don't know how that turned out (I've messaged Elohanna about that). Also, I just talked with Tobias on Discord, and his character Celador was in a relationship with Cali, and he has interest in helping with the shop.

At any rate - i leave it in your hands if there are decisions to be made. And otherwise, once I get Riven's description changed (as he's older), I'll log in, see if my bedroom and chests are still there in the building, and offer my services to whoever PCs or NPCs are currently "in charge", assuming they don't just say, "so long, Riven, you've been gone too long, so stay gone!"
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Introduce Yourself / *waves* Long time no see!
« on: May 22, 2019, 12:01:02 pm »
Hello, it's been a few years since I played! Looking forward to playing again when I have the chance! My main character is Riven (he started the Saddlebag Pawn Shop back in the day). I also play a dwarven berzerker and would-be miner and smith named Bron Skallagrimson. I have a couple other characters but may not bring them in...we'll see.
Looking forward to RP'ing with you all!
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Ask A Gamemaster / Request for Description Change
« on: May 22, 2019, 11:50:55 am »
Hello Fine Folk,

I'm hoping to start playing again. It's been some years!

I'd like a description changed on Riven, and I'm wondering if it's possible to turn his hair grey?

New Description:
This older human still has a bit of bounce in his steps. His face is deeply creased with age and sun-tanned by years in the outdoors. He gifts you with a grin and his eyes sparkle. Although armed and lightly armored, he doesn’t look intimidating or especially dangerous. A likable enough fellow, it seems.

Also - who runs the Saddlebag Shop now? Last I played Riven (when I started the Saddlebag), I joined partnership with Calylith, and moved the shop from the Twin Dragon Inn....then RL hit me a doozie, and I bowed out of playing on Layo.

Logged on last night with Bron, my dwarf. Enjoyed the RP and welcome!

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*Poster in Many Craft Halls*


Soon the Saddlebag Pawn Shop will be moving to the Hempstead Fields,
and we are planning for many chests for the bartering of craftable resources.

But to move we have need of some items.

You can earn Trade Credit by giving us any of these items needed for our move:

50,000 True (earn double credit for True)
200 Iron Spikes
100 Planks of Mahogany
60 Glass Ingots
10 Torches
10 Crafted Rope
1 Iron Lock
1 Gnomish Lens

Please contact Calylith, at 181 Haven, for depositing these needed items.

As soon as we have the items, we'll move and open the CNR bartering!

Thank you for your consideration!

~Riven, Calylith, and Tinpin
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