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Thursday, 2nd December, 2010, 08:00 PM #1
[Arcane Row - Venza]The Mystic Pearl
One of the mysteries of E’n is the phenomenon known as Arcane Row. Whether it is a manifestation of the Other World with multiple entrances, a relic of some ancient culture or some other abstruse or unknown explanation one thing is true: Arcane Row appears in some fashion in nearly every major community on E’n.
Arcane Row is filled with an ever-changing array of shops and seemingly mad hawkers selling items exotic and magical, bizarre creatures, and strange apparati. The Row looks different in every city it appears in; in Venza, Arcane Row is approached either through the narrow Meraviglia Street lit by golden glasslights, or Glimmerweed Canal. Shoppers approaching from the canal are greeted by a two foot tall sandstone statue covered in flaking gold leaf and sporting a broad grin of razor sharp teeth. The landing opens up onto a courtyard floored with smooth paving stones and with an elaborately carved well-head in the center. A bewildering array of shops and stands are crammed cheek by jowl along every wall and in the courtyard.
While shops and hawkers fill every side of the Row the main attraction and seemingly the only constant in every manifestation of Arcane Row is:
The Mystic Pearl
Emporium of the Magical and Bizarre
A tiny storefront demarks the entrance to this store, unassumingly decorated with a collection of dusty oddities in a window of thick paneled glass. Great mottled eggs, a stuffed bird of brilliant hue, a rusty cauldron, and a massive snakeskin are among the bizarre items on display. To those in the know however all that is important is the mark upon the door, that of a golden lamp proclaiming this as a gateway to the premiere magic store on E'n...
Stepping inside you find yourself in a far large space than expected, infact you can see no end to the rows and rows of shelves all lined with fascinating, but seemingly useless items. Straight ahead you see an oval counter behind which an obese fellow possessed of a long lusterous black moustache - as if to make up for the lack of hair on his head - stands smiling in welcome. Almar Ben Shawari, Proprieter a brass plaque announces.
"Ah my friend! Welcome to the Mystic Pearl! How can I serve you this day? Please, look over my manifest and see which of my wonders might tickle your fancy and unburden your purse!"
The proprietor exclaims warmly, placing a series of beautifully illuminated lists before you proclaiming his wares.
Once you have decided upon what you want Almar Ben Shawari smiles hugely,
"Ah an excellent choice! I can see I deal with a person with an eye for quality! Let me see that will be..." He scrawls down the items you have selected on a small slateboard with each's price listed and a total below and shows it to you. Once you have paid, stroking his moustaches with satisfaction, he produces a small golden bell and calls, "Saleem bring out the order!"
Some minutes pass before a small swarthy boy wearing a mutinous expression appears from amidst the maze of shelving with your items in hand, or particularly heavy or bulky items floating on a translucent disk behind him.
"There you are, enjoy, enjoy. And please always remember the Pearl's money back guarantee - we guarantee we won't give you your money back! Please come again!"
(Note: all prices are 'each' even if not explicitly noted.)
Special materials items
Minor Magical Items
Medium Magical Items
Major Magical Items
Purchasing Items not listed above
There is a 75% chance that items below a community’s base value will be able to be found and purchased (rolls of 76-100 indicate failure to find an item). If you are seeking multiple items of the same type you must roll for each in turn, the first failure means there are no more in stock. Items above that must be in the Mystic Pearl’s inventory or may be commissioned, see below. Base Values of communities that currently have access to Arcane Row are listed below.
Venza: 16,000 gp
Martna: 4,000 gp
Tritower: 2,000 gp
Items commissioned by a character have a special waiting time before they can be used in Living Pathfinder. The waiting time is triple the length of time required to craft the item. For example, if a +2 Cloak of Resistance was commissioned the player would need to wait 12 real life days before it would be usable in game, since it costs 4,000gp and each 1,000gp requires a day of crafting, assuming the character is able to reach a magic shop. This would mean an expensive item could take months to come, though in game it would likely still arrive faster than its craft time. To speed that process, a player can spend 1 DMC to bypass 60 real life days in the commissioning of an item. Commissioned items must be paid for in advance.
How to Use Arcane Row and the Mystic Pearl
Characters can only visit Arcane Row, commission an item, or pick up an item between adventures - barring DM permission. The player posts in this thread stating he buys an item from the inventory and deducts the cost from his gold total. If attempting to buy a magical item below the base value and not in the Pearl’s inventory (items above base value are not available unless in the inventory lists or by commission) the player will need to add the roll to his post. Please use ENWorld’s dice roller. If successful, deduct the cost from your characters gold total. With commissioned items post when the item is commissioned and also when the time has passed and the character picks up the item.
Magic, masterwork and other unusual items can also be sold for full value here. When selling an item, post what it is and its cost. Add that cost to your character’s wealth total. If there is an error a judge will contact you to get it corrected.
Note: Mundane equipment [pp. 142-143 Core (weapons), pg.151 Core (armor), pp. 158-159 Core (goods and services), pg.177 APG (weapons), pg.180 APG (armor), pg.182 APG (goods and services)] and masterwork versions of the above are available at all times. Items made of special materials and poisons (pg. 559 Core) are subject to the 75% rule.
A judge will update the inventory when necessary.
Last edited by Living PF Judge; Saturday, 12th September, 2015 at 07:49 AM. Reason: Updated inventory [Aura] 9/12/2015
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