[Riverfall Location] Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

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Built into the cliffs overlooking the Suvan Sea, Riverfall resides on the edge of grasslands of Cyphrus where the Bluevein River plunges off the plain and cascades down to the inland sea below. Home of the Akalak, Riverfall is a self-supporting city populated by devoted warriors. [Riverfall Codex]

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[Riverfall Location] Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

Postby Charon on February 9th, 2010, 12:01 am

Zhongjie Warren


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Nestled behind tall rock structures and larger trees, an area among the second tier locales is set aside for the Zhongjie Warren. The brilliant colors of the many tents and myriad goods sold at Riverfall’s bazaar attracted the curious eyes of any visitor passing by even considering the area seemed to be slightly secluded by the natural barriers the market was situated behind. Throughout the year, but most importantly during the frigid winter season, the barriers serve to provide shelter and a relatively comfortable environment more conducive to carrying out business. The rocky crags protect the tents from much of the snowfall and winds during those colder months and serve to channel a breeze through a shaded region of the city when the sweltering heat can drive buyers away from the market and down toward the refreshing waters during the summer.

The portable shops and colorful pavilions of Zhongjie Warren are removed of all their merchandise every evening and replenished well before the sun rises in the morning. The merchants are mostly blue-skinned Akalak but some of the stands have humans tending to their operation. Most attendants employ young Akalak to assist in setting up shop every day by fetching the products from homes or storage areas and bringing them to the bazaar. This relationship puts the young men to good work and teaches them valuable lessons about responsibility at a young age. Each vendor is only permitted to sell items with permission of the city and a percentage of money flow is taken by Riverfall as is a common practice with any business allowed to operate within the beautiful city. However, trading for goods is also allowed and the city does not require any revenue from these transactions.

Because of the financial relations with the city, most vendors in the bazaar sell their items for very fair prices. The Akalak in general will not consciously cheat a customer, but a false sense of stability and security could catch visitors off guard if they run into a merchant with less-than-noble motives. It is important to keep your wits about you in case the Akalak seller allows its darker nature to take over during the business process. Concerning the type of goods found, it is a common conception that if a specialty store does not carry the product, it can be found in Zhongjie Warren. All sorts of goods and general products are sold and though it may not be common, highly valued rare items can sometimes be found on the tables under the tents as being a port city on the edge of the Suvan can bring many different trinkets native to lands far away.
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Re: Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

Postby Kavala on March 21st, 2010, 2:15 am

Timestamp: First of Spring, 510 AV
Purpose:Shopping!


Kavala truthfully loved shopping. It was a secret passion of hers that allowed her to get out and browse the wares of the Akalak culture and those drawn to it. She liked that how in a heavy cloak against the spring chill she was all but anonymous as she walked from one booth to another examining wares. Though her wandering seemed aimless, she'd forged into the warren for a specific purpose. She had some big orders to make to help flesh out what Sanctuary lacked in both the medical and building departments. Coin wasn't always easy to come by, so they'd made due. But now they had a little income, it was time to pour it back into the facility itself.

Truthfully Kavala kept very little of the money she was paid for herself. And that wasn't for any selfless reason really. If she hadn't needed things for the facility, then she wouldn't be spending money on it. But it was barebones at best, still growing and the equipment needed either replaced or upgraded or outright purchased to begin with.

She started at the glassmakers booth and by the time she was done negotiating, she had a full philtering lab on order to be delivered when completed. After a long discussion about the lab and its various uses, she became acutely aware that any and all poisons she wanted to brew would be easily prepared by the more advanced equipment for the philtering lab. That pleased her because she hadn't wanted to spend extra coin for the poisoning kit as well. Once her work at the glassmakers was done, she continued on to a toolmakers booth.

Once there, after heavy consulting once more, she picked up a complex builders kit with all the rest of the carpentry tools she'd need to keep the Sanctuary in good working order. She had to have the gear delivered for there was not much room for hammers, files, taps, dyes, and hand drills in her bag. The saw would come in handy, for sure, and she was excited to know the site would now have what it needed to fix things when things broke.

Later, wandering through a far different section of the warren, she picked up a Surgeons Kit and fleshed out her Healers Kit with a few items she was missing. This spring, brushing up on her medical training was a huge priority for Kavala as Sanctuary's immediate needs became met in terms of reconstruction and building.

Finally, on almost a whim, she picked up a candlemaking kit so that her and Akela could give making candles a try.

Receipt for Ledger :
Philtering Lab - 400 GM
Healers Kit - 50 GM
Surgeon's Kit - 30 GM
Complex Builders Kit - 25 GM
Candlemaking Kit - 20 GM
Total: 525 GM
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[Riverfall Location] Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

Postby Kavala on April 25th, 2010, 5:26 am

Timestamp: Early Spring, 510 AV
Time: Midday
Purpose: Writing Supplies!


It was a brisk day when the young Konti slipped into the market. She had a specific purpose in mind - purchasing writing materials - for all the notes she started making which were in fact turning into books. Borrowing books from the local library had turned out to be quite an interesting adventure because not only could she study the works, but in copying them she knew that the lessons would stick in her mind far easier.

So it was with some coin in her pocket she headed to the Warren to ferret out the book binder and talk him out of ten blank books to fill out her library. While she was there, she picked up quills and ink to go along with them. That way, Kavala wouldn't have to keep re-borrowing the same books over and over again.

So with half a smile on her face, she located the correct booth, picked out ten plain blank books that looked to have enough pages and purchased them along with quills and enough ink to last for a while.


Receipt for Ledger :
blank book - 3 GM (x10) = 30 GM
Ink (1oz Vial) - 2 GM (x5) = 10 GM
Quills (20) – 1 GM
Total= 41 GM
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  • This pc has a Konti Gift of Animal Empathy. She has a superpower from a Riverfall city event that allows animals of all sorts and Kelvics (in kelvic form) to speak clear understandable Common around her.
  • Kavala is a Konti but was raised in the Drykas culture so her accent is entirely Pavi though she can speak Common, Pavi, and Tukant well. She's only conversational in Kontinese.
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[Riverfall Location] Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

Postby Kashik on May 10th, 2010, 4:02 am

31st Day of Spring


It was quite late in the day before Kashik finally stumbled her way to the bazaar. Her eyes grew wide at the thought of shopping, and she skipped down the aisles like a child on holiday, gazing wide-eyed at everything.

Finally she settled down a bit and went in search of a cheap clothing stall. She held up several pairs of pants and sleeveless shirts up to her body before finally choosing one of each, handing over her money without bothering to haggle since the prices were about the same as they'd been in Endrykas.

She was on her way out when a cosmetics stall caught her eye, and she couldn't help herself - she drifted closer, sniffing delicately at the delicious scents and girly salves. Before she knew what happened, the woman who ran the stall had both of arms slathered in various scents, had rubbed a sample of something into some of her hair, and was chattering so incessantly that Kashik was grinning and giggling like a little girl. A few minutes later, she was walking away a little dazed and a few gold short, with one bottle of lavender oil for her hair and another jar of honey-cream to rub into her skin.

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Pants: 2 SM
Shirt: 1 SM
Honey-Cream: 2 GM
Lavender Oil: 1 GM
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[Riverfall Location] Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

Postby Taithrosa Eldytia on June 8th, 2010, 7:23 pm

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65 Day of Summer Year 510 AV

Taithrosa had quickly left Kail in his house while he swung by the market to gather up some supplies for the comming quest. He swung around the market getting what he needed. By the end of the expadition he had what he needed. Two journals, one for the coming adventure, the other for his research into fertility. He also purchased two vials of ink and a number of quills in preperation for everything that was to come. He hope that soon he would have more then these simple books. Once he had made these selections he paid for them and returned home.


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Secret :
blank book - 3 GM (x12) = 6 GM
Ink (1oz Vial) - 2 GM (x2) = 4 GM
Quills (20) – 1 GM
Total= 11 GM


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[Riverfall Location] Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

Postby Raiha on November 17th, 2010, 11:15 pm

Date: 45th of Fall, 510 AV

It was a cold, crisp day when the Akontak came in to browse their supplies for clothing. Cold as it was, and despite her lovely warm wool cloak, it wasn’t practical for chores. She was going to need to bring the Kelvics in, all three of them, and get them properly outfitted for the change in the weather. They were her responsibility, after all. By the time she left almost a bell later, Raiha had acquired three larger wool tunics with hoods in various sizes, and a leather vest that would fit over either of them. She had also gotten a pair of woolen trousers and a pair of leather gloves. She paid for her purchases and left.

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Tally spent: 7 gm, 3 sm

Tunics + hoods = 3 x 2 gm = 6 gm
Leather vest = 3 sm
Wool pants = 5 sm
Gloves = 5 sm
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[Riverfall Location] Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

Postby Nuavi on January 6th, 2011, 9:25 pm

36th Day of Winter, 510 AV

Not far from the gates she had dismounted and lead her horse on foot through the grand stone maze wrought in the cliffs of Riverfall, allowing the thrilling new sights to guide her to the second tier bazaar of Zhongjie Warren.

It was curiosity which made her stop here, the flurry of colored tents and colored bodies dazzling, igniting a childlike urge to explore for discovery's sake. The wind cut less deeply here, winter snow neatly groomed to frame in white the kaleidoscope of activity bustling before her, ignorant of yet another new arrival. She passed tables slowly, silently, meeting the eye of merchants with little more than a smile as many marketed their wares with practiced enthusiasm, trying to get her to buy this pristine set of quills made from giant eagle feathers, or that gem encrusted dress made of purest gossamer, fit for a queen, pretty lady, won't you try it on?

It was so difficult to decline the earnest faces.

Her horse huffed good naturedly, nudging at her back. He was hungry, and so, she discovered, was she. "Something to eat then, alright," Nuavi murmured, stroking his face. But in the center of a busy foreign market such as this, strange languages tossed from one blue man to another, where would she look first? Pale eyes widened as they scanned the bazaar for something like a stable-- or someone who would know where to find one.
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[Riverfall Location] Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

Postby Daeva Timandre on March 1st, 2011, 11:46 pm

1st Spring 511AV

It was time for some shopping. More importantly, it was time for some shopping of clothes. Daeva, at last, had a justified reason to shop, and she would not pass an opportunity to get herself something that fit snug and exemplified her physique. There was something brewing later tonight, and petch it all if Citlali allowed Daeva to arrive without some proper attire. So the Akontak browsed the garments and dresses and armor displayed generously to the public, and chose what she deemed was practical and what she deemed would look striking on her person.

Ledger :
Fine dress (Strapless) - 20gm
Leather gloves - 5sm
Linen blouse (Ruffled) - 1gm
Linen blouse (yellow) - 1gm
Sandals - 2sm
Velvet tunic - 2gm
Leather shoes - 3sm

Total: 24gm 10sm
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[Riverfall Location] Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

Postby Nisana Curare on April 8th, 2011, 2:32 pm

Season of Spring, Day 2, 511 AV

Nisana wore a very pleased smile as she entered the Bazaar. She had figured out a way to possibly get a surogate, but it would take some time, and possibly money. So she came to purchase the items she would need to ply her skills as a hunter here in Riverfall. First was a preserving kit, as she had not thought to bring one with her from Kalinor, and then a body sled.

It was expensive, but she was confident that she could easily earn the Mizas back with a little time. Her Mother had taught her well after all, and there was no way the massive brutes here could hunt like her.

Ledger :
Preserving Kit - 5 GM
Body Sled - 45 GM

Total: 50 GM
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[Riverfall Location] Zhongjie Warren (Bazaar)

Postby Nisana Curare on May 27th, 2011, 4:57 pm

Season of Spring, Day 42, 511 AV

Some time had passed since Nisana had thought of her idea of how to get a surrogate, and there was one aspect of it that brought her back to the market. Careful to stay away from any of the large brutes that were lumbering about she searched for a merchant having what she wanted.

Finally she found it, a nice looking silver bracelet that fit her. The merchant gave her a curious look as she bought it, but she payed him no mind. She had no reason to explain herself to him, even if she could guise the source of his look.

Slipping the bracelet into her belt pouch she happily left the market, more assured now that her plan would succeed. She just needed to find the right girl...

Ledger :
Bracelet -5 GM

Total: 5 GM
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