A Stroll Through the Medieval Market, Stall 4

Last week we talked about a few vendors and buyers in the market, ending with the fabric seller… Today we’ll work our way to the next stall in the Medieval Market map from DramaScape.

Next on the agenda is the baker’s stall, which happens to be directly east of the fabric vendor and south of the fish seller. There seem to be round loaves and long loaves, plus an assortment of other goodies.

  • Who – Alien
  • Purpose – Buyer
  • Product – Bread (chosen)
  • Success – Qualified Success
  • Transport – Caravan (part of the same caravan from Kresh) (chosen, not rolled)
  • State of Mind – Regretful
  • State of Completion – Not quite done
  • Descriptor – Hurt

Another shopper in the market…

“Dorova came along on this excursion from her Kreshi homeland to help her brother Happa on an excursion where he basically had to feed an entire trade caravan for a period of three months. Now at the halfway point, she had to face the fact that she didn’t really want to go home.

Even when she was hurt when bandits attacked on the road two weeks ago and she was forced to help defend this mangy band of traders and thieves, she was excited to be alive for the first time in a long time. But at some point she was going to have to tell her brother that she wasn’t going home. Her journey was just beginning.

But today… all she wanted was a dozen or two loaves of bread. And she didn’t know how, but the smell of freshly baked bread brought her all the way from the camp into town to find its source… She was sure the men would appreciate her thoughtfulness, even if the food budget was a bit lighter than they expected.”

 

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Again, we can now take a look and see who’s actually doing the selling of the bread…

  • Who – Monster
  • Purpose – Seller (chosen)
  • Product – Bread (chosen)
  • Success – Qualified Failure
  • Transport – Foot with Cart (chosen)
  • State of Mind – Curious
  • State of Completion – Not quite done
  • Descriptor – Easy mark

Now this should be interesting…

skull“Tavis is the local baker in town. He doesn’t sleep much and has driven away all of his employees over the last few months, meaning that he does all the work. He buys the ingredients. Bakes the bread. Sells the bread. He does it all.

But he also goes above and beyond. The voices in his head tell him to do things. Sometimes they’re small things like changing the ingredients to make a better recipe. Sometimes they’re bigger things like grinding down the bones of some poor victim into powder and using it as a secret ingredient in his special cakes.

What about this nice young lady from out of town? Would she be missed?”

[shudder]

Where’d HE come from? Just goes to show there are some dark corners in my brain and I should air them out a bit more frequently to take care of the cobwebs. 🙂

Again, we’ve ended up with an interesting side plot that the PCs may or may not ever encounter. But if the PCs ever come back to town, they may find a concerned brother looking for his sister. Perhaps the PCs could solve the crime or stop it before it happens.

Only time will tell…

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