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Great Rift Import & Exchange's Journal and Catalog

Post by legionetrangere » Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:04 pm

A windy but gentle rain on the sea. The hull bounces against the wave's crests and troughs with ease. The crew, tired from the perilous voyage, adjusts the rigging and sails as to slow down the ship's velocity. Of particular note, a gold dwarf climbs the stairs in the lower cargo deck to the main one. Walking towards the edge of the forecastle as the trade ship draws closer to the coast.

He takes shelter under his cloak, opening the a small leather book on his thighs, writing a few lines:

"On the 5th day of Eleasis, year One Seventy Three of Arelith Reckoning

We now draw close to the island, though the seas most likely wished otherwise even with our prayers for a safe passage. We've lost the mizzenmast a few days ago due to an unpredictable storm during the night that raged until dawn. Some repairs were carried out the morning after it, but unfortunally the mast was declared lost by our crew.
To further extend the damage to our enterprise, hull leaks were found exactly on the cargo deck - water dripped in almost to knee height before emergency patches stabilized the situation.
"

The dwarf pauses for a moment, rubbing his eyes and sighing deeply. Offering a clear display of tiredness.

"I've just finished the review on what was lost and what can be salvaged when we reach Cordor's harbours.
The quarter where we stored the commodities suffered most of the damage. Most of the wheat and bean grain cargo were lost.
Sea water compromised the cotton beyond recovery. Some of the barrels where the salted meat was stored were also lost, but I believe at least half of it is in good shape.

The remaining cargo - armors, weapon and other equipment seems to be in good order as they were stored just below the quarterdeck. I'll catalog them when we reach the port.
"

A long shout is heard above the main deck
"Harbour bound in one hour!!"

Overhearing the announcement, the dwarf closes the book and stores it inside a side bag. A sigh of relief and a glance of hope lies on the horizon as he watches the approaching harbour.

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Post by legionetrangere » Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:14 pm

Dusk painted various shades of orange and yellow on the clouds. The salty breeze continues to blow inward into the crowded harbour. A cacophony of sounds is made by longshoremen hauling cargos around, immigrants asking for directions to passersby, merchants negotiating deals with captains, sailors singing merry songs - a typical Faerûnian theme.

The dwarf, Borislav Ironmountain, already had most of its cargo unloaded from the "Chased Troubadour" - the battered ship that brought them across the sea from the ports of Waterdeep.

"Well lad, I reckon' ya were in a haste of bad luck there. I'm willin' tae pay that meat cargo half o'd price ya wagin' - it ain' in good shape as ya can see. Or you try ye luck with Toman, bu' I doubt he' willin' tae pay any more than that."

Grudgingly, the dwarf accepted the deal offered by the hin trader. With this, he settled the disappointing fate of what he was hoping to be the most profitable good on the trip - the grains and the salted meat - to a meagre gain. Just barely enough to cover the repair on the sails.

After dispatching the traded meat, he turned his attention to the equipment stored in crates next to the ship. The dock master had asked for a detailing of all the equipment the "Troubadour" carried from the mainland. The stars gently started to sparkle on the night sky when Borislav finally finished with the report, providing both the custom officer and dock master with a copy of it.
He has hopes he'll be able to sell this most of this batch in Cordor or perhaps further north.

Final arrangements being made with the dock authorities and the crew. He tiredly treaded his way to the Nomad through the dark alleys of this Cordor district.
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Great Rift Imports & Exchange Catalog
  • Great Rift Steel Plate Full plate (Steel)
    This full plate bears the markings of foreign steel work, uncommon to the local market. It has a distinct brass coloured coating above the metal tier.
    To knowledgeable eyes, one can easily see the forms of Great Riftan dwarven hands at this item.
    True to the principle of the Khôltan Triad: strength, durability, and efficiency.
    Just below the right shoulder plate, there's an inscription engraved on the a thin leather patch: "Great Rift Imports & Exchange"
  • Eastern Shaar Drift Boots Boot +1 AC +1 DEX
    These boots are made of a strong yet light leather. The sole has a pattern favorable to running tread without sacrificing the protection to the ankles.
    At the outward ankle section of the boots there's an inscription engraved on the leather "Great Rift Imports & Exchange"
  • Khôltar Defense Bow Longbow +2
    This is one of the bows used by the Khôltar city garrison. True to the principle of the Khôltan Triad: strength, durability, and efficiency.
    Near the grip there's an inscription written on the wood - "Great Rift Imports & Exchange"
  • Riftedge Vindicator Maul (Masterly Steel)
    This massive maul is made of pure steel. The blunt being made specially with highly dense steel alloys forged to assure the maximum force on impact.
    The top It is also coated with a very thin layer of hardened acid dust, making its hits not only significant but also corrosive.
    Engraved near the grip there's an inscription - "Great Rift Imports & Exchange"
  • Halarahh Harp Bardic Harp (amplify)
    This harp was crafted by the bards of Halarahh itself. Dedicated pursuers of art and music above all else, the woodwork and strings reflect the care of the carpenter that assembled this beautiful piece of work.
    Below the base of the harp there's an inscription engraved on a thin leather patch - "Great Rift Imports & Exchange"
  • Blue Company Cuirass Storm armor of earth's children
    The members of the Blue Company were known a mercenary band around far south Faêrun. Their reputation as a exceendingly ruthless and overly pratical reflected not only in their organization, but also at their equipment such this cuirass.
    Near the neck line there's an inscription engraved on a thin leather patch - "Great Rift Imports & Exchange"
  • Golden Rift Expedition Plate Delver's Armor
    The Golden Rift Expedition took place around 143 AR around the central canyons of the Great Rift. Its purpose was to document and catalog the many geological features of this unique region of Faêrun. It was sponsored by the merchant guilds dwarves of Underhome.
    Though the expedition seemed, at least on the surface, to be scientific driven - their true goal was to find rarer minerals to mine and make a profit with them.
    Near the neck line there's an inscription engraved on a thin leather patch - "Great Rift Imports & Exchange"
  • 4th Regiment of Pavise Crossbow Heavy Crossbow +2
    The 4th Regiment of Pavise were known snipers throughout Faêrun. They manned the walls of Underhome with ranged weaponry, specializing in crossbows such as this one.
    Engraved on the inward side of the stock there's an inscription written on the wood - "Great Rift Imports & Exchange"
  • Drakenstone Gladiator's Pot War-helm of Gruumsh
    The dwarven gladiators of the Drakenstone thrived on living their faith at Haela Brightaxe inside the walls of the arena. Constantly training to perfection against their fellow kin, as to better prepare themselves for the cataclysm they belived was bound to happen within their lifetime.
    The inner part of the helmet there was an inscription on a thin leather patch - "Great Rift Imports & Exchange"
  • Holy Order of the Forge Blessed Flail Sanctified Flail
    This flail's head offer signs of being used extensively, yet the sharp tips are still sharp. Near the top of the handle there's a golden symbol of na Anvil above-placed a hammer.
    This weapon was used by the Inquisitors of the Holy Order of the Forge - dwarven templars dedicated to erradicating all that is necromantic and undead from this good earth.
    Engraved near the grip there is an inscription that reads - "Great Rift Imports & Exchange"
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