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Hanhi's Herbologie

Postby Regime on August 23rd, 2018, 9:30 am


Hanhi's Herbologie


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Tonic, Tincture, & Teas.
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Nestled along the edge of the river of Robern's Reaches in the northeast of the city sits Hanhi's Herbologie [E1], a place where you can acquire almost any sort of herb, tonic and tincture. Although it's not spoken about, Eva Hanhi does have a few darker things that she will offer, but only if you know how to ask her for it, not wanting to publicly display the more sinister items; though tends to use them more as a means of making nice with the Daggerhand. The shop itself is quite small, with an apartment above which Hanhi and her shop keeper Sara share, so if anyone tries to break in she can be readily available to defend what is hers.

As you enter the building you'll notice and interesting little jingle, a bell that Sara proudly connected to the door so that whenever a patron enters the store she can be alerted and come to escort them, sometimes in hopes that the patron may tip, but mostly she tries to find out what you need and keep an eye on slick hands trying to pilfer. Even before entering the shop, if you stand close enough to the door you can smell the distinct odor of the potent herbs that are hanging through out the store drying, the most overwhelming being that of the sage and lavender.

Looking around you'll notice that every wall in the shop has a shelf, drawer or hanging basket filled to the brim with bottles, jars and boxes each labeled appropriately so that they won't be confused and improperly mixed. Sara and Eva are proud to keep the store as organized and neat as possible but they also try to stock every herb, oil and concoction they can get their hands on and this can sometimes give a feeling of the store being stuffy.

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Off to the left of the store is a long wooden and glass counter, displaying the more potent of the herbal mixtures under lock and key. The only way to access these are through asking for them from Eva herself, even Sara does not have access to these as Eva carries the key for the lock around her neck. The more expensive tools and equipment also reside with in the case, set on display to temp even the poorest of herbologists.

ImageA wooden topped counter with weights, measuring tools and equipment stands proudly in the center of the little shop so that Eva can keep her eyes on the entire store while helping patrons purchase their wares and make sure that they are getting the correct amount. Protective of the hard earned and stored herbs, Eva will not let just anyone measure their own items. Very particular in how things are stored, kept and distributed she would rather go the extra mile, even dealing with all sorts of persons who enter the store, so that she can make sure that someone will not try to over pour or skimp mizas from her.

Image If requested from Eva, there is a small staircase located in the back of the store, leading to the rooftop, above the sunroom attached to the back of the building. No one has access to the sunroom as this is Eva and Sara's private sanctuary where the most dangerous of herbs for the store are grown and harvested. However, through the top of the glass it can be viewed and sometimes Eva or Sara can be spotted tending to the delicate plants or mixing up some of the bigger batches of balms, soaps and oils. The most common of the herbs are grown in nooks and crannies all over the rooftop, trying to utilize as much space as possible within city limits. Although you could probably pluck the herbs while meandering the rooftop, it is highly frowned upon and if caught by Eva or Sara they will take matters into their own hands and you will have to return the stolen items.

Image Along with the herbs and pots on the roof are a few seating areas, the vantage point of the rooftop gives a nice overview of the city, which has started to become a preferred spot of those who want to spy on people in the surrounding area. There are two different seating areas, one is along the backside of the building, if you look over the fencing from this area it gives you an fairly decent overview of the small alleyway. The other seating area is up a small staircase and has the most of the view of the city as it sits above the fencing the surrounds the rooftop. It's signifactly smaller then the area below it but there is enough room for at least two people.

If you want to use either of the seating areas you have to request from either Eva or Sara. You can rent one of the seating areas (the pricing is listed below), however if you want complete privacy from prying ears, you can also pay extra to have a secluded area to discuss business or pleasure. While on the rooftop, you can request to purchase different types of soothing teas to enjoy while relaxing on the wooden common area, or even the higher tier with the two person table top.



NPC's & Services
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NPCs
ImageName: Eva Hanhi
Race: Human
DoB: Summer 3, 478 AV (36 years old)
PoB: Sunberth
Title: Herbologist / Apothecarian
Skills: Herbalism: 52, Philtering: 30, Leadership: 37, Botany: 51, Weapon (Sickle): 36, Intimidation: 28, Organization: 66, Brawling: 26, Mathematics: 15.

Gnosis: N/A

Additional Info:

Eva is usually warm and welcoming, her plants keep her relaxed and peaceful. You'll usually not find her in the main area of the store as she prefers to be tending to the plants in the back or creating some new concoction. She likes to keep things organized almost to the point of obsession because if it's difficult for her to find then the longer it takes for her to make her products, this need for neatness tends to spark conflict between her and Sara. If requested she will come out for special purchases or to receive pay for exclusive access to the rooftop party. While she generally is quite laid back if a patron is caught stealing or causing trouble she will take matters into her own hands and make sure that they are removed from the facility at the tip of a farming hand-sickle. If there is an item that you are unable to find on a shelf or cupboard, you'll have to request for Eva to make it for you, the more complicated items may take up to a few days to produce.


ImageName: Sara Kin
Race: Human
DoB: Winter 36, 495 AV (19 years old)
PoB: Syliras
Title: Shop Keeper
Skills: Socialization: 55, Negotiation: 27, Herbalism: 25, Organization: 20, Mathematics: 10, Weapon (Dagger): 30.
Gnosis: N/A

Additional Info:
Sara works in the main part of the store and is the person you are most likely going to encounter while shopping. Although she is familiar with herbs and can help with finding the herbs that you may be in search of, she has not be taught how to mix more then just the basic items, mostly just to make the teas requested for the rooftop patio. Overall Sara is friendly and cordial while she escorts people around the shop, mostly just so she can squeeze a tip out of the person to add to the meager pay that she receives. If there is a more complicated question then the basic you can ask Sara to retrieve Eva.

If you want to utilize the tables on the roof, you can ask her and she will show you to a table and even offer to take an order for almost any tea (within reason). While Sara and Eva do get along for the most part, they do see each other every day and live together above stairs, this will sometimes cause Sara to be in a bad mood and not be polite to customers. She's generally organized but sometimes will forget to put things back and this fuels the bickering that happens between her and Eva, as Eva likes to keep everything neat and tidy.


 
Gang Ties
Daggerhand - Eva is an associate of Daggerhand, generally able to supply them with information about curious figures going to and form the House of Happy Endings.


 
Common Herbs
Item Price
AletridFrequency: Common, Locale: Temperate Hills, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Aletrid grows quickly with twisting roots that spread over low walls and other barriers. It has soft, serrated leaves sprouting all along its length. The leaves sometimes erupt in spikes covered with clusters of tiny five- pedaled gold flowers. Aletrid has a pleasing aroma and is often kept in tangles to mask bad odors. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 cm/oz of dried leaves and flowers.
BatonalFrequency: Common, Locale: Temperate, Harvest Type: Annual, Information: This is a very common herb found throughout Mizahar. Batonal has rounded leaves and an aromatic scent that is easily recognized. Batonal is used mostly as a cooking spice but works as a hot infusion as a medicine against internal discomfort. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 cm/oz of leaves dried or fresh.
BelltorFrequency: Common, Locale: Temperate forests and Wooded Marshlands, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Belltor grows in a crawling maze of roots. It has erect stems that extend up to two feet in height covered with ragged-edged leaves along the vine and stalks. The stems end in a cluster of light pink to deep crimson flowers at the top. It is commonly used in infusions to relieve head congestion and headaches. A hot poultice may also be made from Belltor to prevent scarring and to aid in wound closure. Belltor should be harvested as a whole plant and dried hanging upside down in loose bunches. The roots should also be discarded after drying. Seeds and flowers should be stored in airtight containers separate from the leaves. Belltor is most commonly preserved as a tincture that helps against colds and diseases. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 cm per ½ oz of leaves or flowers 1 gm/ oz tincture.
BoldtFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Forests and Seacoasts, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Boldt is a tough shrub found in soft, sandy soils. It produces strong, straight fibrous to woody stalks and has bright yellow flowers and seed pods that pop when ripe. Boldt wood is used as thatch in areas where it grows in abundance. It is also useful in making brooms or woven into baskets. With careful preparation after a fresh harvest, the fibers can be pounded into paper or woven into ropes or cloth. Boldt must be worked within days of harvest unless one is drying flowers and bark for later use. L2 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 sm/oz of powdered bark or dried flowers.
ConnalFrequency: Common, Locale: Temperate Hills Plains and Forests, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Connal is a short plant with a rosette of wrinkled leaves with a velvety underside. From the base of the rosette grows a slim leafless stem that produces a yellow blossom with a red center. The dried flowers or roots can be used in a hot bath for relief of aching joints and wounds. It can also be infused into tea to induce sleep. Another popular use is fermenting the herb into a mild white wine. All parts of Connal can be dried and stored together. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. L1 brewing needed to make the wine. 5 cm/oz of dried flowers or dried roots.
EverlightFrequency: Common, Locale: Hills and Plains, Harvest Type: Annual, Information: Everlight never grows more than a foot and creeps along the ground. Its jagged, deep green leaves and purple veined lilac and white flowers help its stems stand out from grass around it. Everlight is useful in helping clear clouded eyes or helping washout injured eyes. Everlight tea infusion from flowers acts as a stimulant to help focus the mind and aid in meditation. In order to keep more than a few weeks, Everlight flowers need to be macerated to keep more than a few weeks. L2 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 cm/oz of dried or fresh flowers or in macerated oil.
HalbriarFrequency: Common, Locale: Temperate, Harvest Type: Perennial Deciduous Shrub/Tree, Information: Halbriar is a growing tree that can reach 30 feet in height. It can also be managed and trimmed to keep it as brambles and hedgerows. Halbriar is filled with strong smelling five-petaled white flowers with red pollen at the center. Halbriar is known to increase fertility. When fresh pollen is sprinkled in the eyes, one’s vision is altered causing them to see others as having heightened attractiveness. The wood is sometimes used in mage-crafting items tied to fertility, attractiveness and lust. Although the tree is relatively common in temperate forests, collecting the pollen at the right time and in the right amounts requires a good amount of skill. L3 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 cm/1 oz of dried blossoms or 3 oz of twigs/wood.
HommosFrequency: Common, Locale: Temperate, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Hommos is a short, shrub-like herb with a strong woodsy stalk. It grows straight and tall and has lance-shaped leaves with blue flowers. The herb flowers in summer with a dozen or more blossoms. The flowers are often used in infusions of tea to help with stomach pain or as gargles to sooth sore throats. They can even be soaked in baths to help body aches and pains. An herb of many uses, the flowers and roots can be boiled to make deep blue dye or dried for incense. As far as preparation, hommos is tied in bunches and dried immediately after midsummer. The leaves are usually just dried through macerating them in oil. Its blossoms and leaves are often macerated into an oil to create a dark purple oil that can be burned as a lamp oil. L2 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 cm/4oz of leaves or 3 bunches of flowers.
JileFrequency: Common, Locale: Temperate Forests or Hills, Harvest Type: Perennial/Evergreen, Information: Jile is an aromatic evergreen tree or shrub with green nettles smelling of pine with tiny brown to black berries all over them. The berries take two years to ripen but there are always berries of varying age present. Five berries are often taken as a fast-acting poison antidote. When decocted, berries and bark may be turned into salves to soothe skin conditions or as a wound cleanser. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest plus L1 philtering to craft a salve. 5 cm/oz of berry juice/20 berries or 3 oz bark or twigs.
Midwife MiracleFrequency: Common, Locale: Any Temperate, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Midwife Miracle is an aromatic plant that grows 3 to 4 feet high with angular yellow-colored stems with light green leaves that are smooth on their topsides and covered in white hairs underneath. It has small, button-like flowers that bloom dull gold in color. The plant gets its name from its ability, in many forms, to grant relief from many pregnancy-related ailments. L2 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 cm/oz of dried or fresh leaves or flowers.
TivcoreFrequency: Common, Locale: Temperate Lowland and Marshlands, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Tivcore reeds grow up to three feet tall and with tassels of seeds that sprout twice a year; in Summer and late Fall. The reeds are often used as kindling or thatch or animal bedding. The seeds can be ground down and the reeds boiled to create inks and paper. Once boiled to pulp the reeds can be flattened and spread out like papyrus forming strong papers and the seeds are ground and mixed with oils and water to make ink. L2 herbalism to identify and harvest. 4 cm/8 whole stalks or 1 oz ground seeds for ink; 2 sm/sheet of paper.
TolmFrequency: Common, Frequency: Any Hills and Lower Mountains, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Tom has a strong scent and grows on slim, erect stems with long hairy saw-toothed leaves topped in summer by light red flower combs and bunches. It is most often used in teas or tonics to ease pain, aid sleep and relax aching muscles. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 cm/1oz of dried root.
VyfoxFrequency: Common, Locale: Any Temperate Lowlands, Forests and Marshlands, Harvest Type: Perennial Information: Vyfox is an erect plant of slight stems with long, lance-shaped leaves formed of hundreds of tinier leaves. It has small white flowers that grow in flat combs and clusters atop the herb. Vyfox is known as a natural antiseptic and coagulant. It is placed over cuts or applied as a poultice to major wounds. The leaves can also be used to make tea to help increase overall healing of injuries. The flowers must be harvested in whole combs or clusters no smaller. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 cm/ comb of flowers (roughly 1/10oz of flowers if crushed) or 1 oz dry leaf.


 
Uncommon Herbs
Item Price
AcsonFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Temperate, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: The Acson plant is made up of erect green stems covered by glossy dark green leaves with white undersides and clusters of light blue to purple flowers shaped like a hood. Fresh leaves and stem are mildly poisonous to the touch resulting in a mild rash and are highly poisonous if infused into food or drink; causing extreme nausea and vomiting. Dried or fresh acson can be chewed to help combat a variety of animal-based poisons but the taste has been compared to chewing on rotten feces. A syrup decoction is often made to help lighten the taste. L1 herbalism and L1 poison to identify and harvest. 5 sm/palm-sized sprig or 1 oz of seeds, 1 gm for 1 oz of syrup decoction.
Brinetooth BerryFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Any Forest, Harvest Type: Annual, Information: Brinetooth is a tough woody bush that grows in tight thickets and hedges. It has ovular leaves with tiny white flowers that become blue berries in the summer. The berries can be mashed, decocted and preserved as pasted used to restore strength and vitality. The wood is often used in woodcarving and shaping. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 sm/oz of berries (roughly 1 oz berry juice).
Brinetooth BarkFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Any Forest, Harvest Type: Annual, Information: Brinetooth is a tough woody bush that grows in tight thickets and hedges. It has ovular leaves with tiny white flowers that become blue berries in the summer. The berries can be mashed, decocted and preserved as pasted used to restore strength and vitality. The wood is often used in woodcarving and shaping. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. 2 oz dried bark, 1 gm/8’’ length of wood.
DelavivFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Any Temperate, Harvest Type: Annual, Information: Delaviv grows only 8 inches high with square stalks and velvety round leaves. It has seed buds that bloom into tiny purple flowers in late summer. Delaviv is most often decocted into wine to ease and speed baby deliveries though the same medicines are used to aid in the flushing of poisons from the body. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 sm/oz of dried flowers, buds or leaves and stalks.
DogloFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Any Temperate, Harvest Type: Annual, Information: Doglo is a berry laden vine that climbs and clings with triangular waxy leaves and thick succulent stalks. It has tiny white flowers that turn to bright blue berries. The most common form of harvest of berries is to make jams and ferment them into wines as well as drying and boiling out the essential oils of the fresh leaves in autumn to make a rich blue dye. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 sm/1lb of berries or 4 oz fresh leaves.
ElentaiFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Temperate Plains, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Elentai grows with a smooth stem up to five feet high with leaves ranging from oval tooth-shaped leaves at the base to smoother spear shaped leaves higher up. Elentai flowers with a large head with many small petals ranging from pale orange through red to purple that bloom for most of summer. Most people chew the raw or dried root to prevent infections or to help resist moderate to serious illness. It should be dried in long, thin slices to dry out quickly and retain much of its healing potential. L2 herbalism to identify and harvest. 8 sm/oz of dried petals or dried roots.
EmilviruteFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Temperate, Harvest Type: Biennial, Information: Emilvirute, most often known as Emil, grows on an erect hollow stem covered with lance-shaped leaves. Emil flowers in summer with clusters of two to six white blooms. The skin of the fleshy stems can be cut to collect the milky juice from the plant which is used to induce vomiting and as a poison. The oily leaves give rashes and blisters. Emil’s milky sap and the plant itself are used in numerous ointments and balms and polishes despite its mildly poisonous nature. The sap can be collected in roughly 1/20oz amounts per plant and stored in an airtight container out of the sun for up to nine months. The milk is highly useful after distillation in many poisons. Poisonous effects include nausea, rashes and weeping blisters. L2 herbalism and L2 poisons to identify and harvest. 15 sm/1 oz of milk or 3 oz dried leaves.
FauxsilFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Marshlands and Riverbanks, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Fauxsil is a fernlike weed with small hollow stalks. It’s seed fronds and leaves cluster in trios along the stalk. Its leaves and stalks are commonly eaten as a leafy snack like lettuce but it’s most often used as an infusion to help with sleep. The effects are very calming. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. Cost: 5 cm/oz of dried or fresh leaves or flowers.
FlametoeFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Temperate Forests, Harvest Type: Biennial, Information: Flametoe has a strong scent and spiraling roots that wrap around nearby objects. Small, brown, spade-shaped leaves cling along thin grasping. The root of flametoe is the only useful part of the plant. It is blood red and has a stronger scent than onions. Flametoe is kept dried in long pieces and used to help revive those who have fainted though the root has no effect on conscious individuals save for it really stinks. When dried, it’s usually done in eights and the root is large around as a potato. When dried and ground, flametoe root loses much of its smell and has little use. L1 herbalism to identify and harvest. 3 gm/1 oz of dried root.
HeldrogFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Temperate Forests and Marshlands, Harvest Type: Biennial, Information: Heldrog has a rather distasteful smell similar to that of rotting fruit. Heldrog is an erect plant with a smooth woody stalk. Its leaves are feathery with tiny white flowers. Its juices are normally highly diluted and used by philterers in salves or mixed in wine to serve as a sedative. However, undiluted, full-strength juice is an intense poison that can bring about paralysis and stomach damage. It must be harvested at night and the whole plant; leaves, flowers or berries roots and stems must be mashed into pulp and crushed to drain the juice. If the juice is exposed to sunlight it will evaporate quickly so it is rarely used directly. Dried leaves and roots are usually crushed and smoked in waterpipes where it acts as a powerful, relaxing drug. L3 herbalism and L2 poisons to identify and harvest. L1 philtering also needed to make salves. 15 sm/oz of juice or per 4 oz of dried leaves and roots.
LidgefarFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Temperate Fields, Harvest Type: Annual, Information: Lidgefar grows up to three feet tall with tiny oblong leaves and pink to purple blossoms present through the summer that lead to flattened black seeds by autumn. Lidgefar flowers are abundant and attractive enough that they are often used for decoration. The flowers and seeds are also used in a variety of forms to aid in helping blood clot thus serving well in treating wounds. L2 herbalism to identify and harvest. 7 sm/oz of dried or fresh flowers or 1/8 oz dried seeds or seed powder.
RhinedaleFrequency: Uncommon, Locale: Any Temperate, Harvest Type: Perennial, Information: Rhinedale is a small deciduous tree that grows up to 30 feet in height. It has saw- toothed lance-shaped leaves and bright blue to dark purple berries. The wood of this tree is very strong although it does not grow in great enough quantities to be of any real use in larger construction projects. It is however often used in small pieces of furniture and other wooden items. Rhinedale ash, when combined with water, forms a paste that is soothing to blisters and burns. L2 herbalism to identify and harvest. 5 sm/oz of leaves or 5 berries.


 
Oils
Item Price
Olive 5 gm/gal
Almonds 10 gm/gal
Walnuts 2 gm/gal
Hazelnuts 3 gm/gal
Lindseed 4 gm/gal
Sesame 10 gm/gal
Sunflower 3 sm/gal
Safflower 2 sm/gal
Grapeseed 1 sm/gal
Oil (1-Pint Flask) 1 sm


 
Bottling
Color Modifiers:
Color, Blue x 2
Color, Clear x 3
Color, Red x 10
Color, Green x .75
Color, Pink x 1.25
Color, Violet Listed
Color, Umber Listed
Color, Yellow Listed sm / oz

Item Price
Beakers and vials, 1-6 oz 5sm / oz
Bottles and Decanters, Ounce 5 cm / oz
Bottles and Decanters, Pint 5 sm / pint
Bottles and Decanters, Gallon 5 gm / gal
Pendant Vial, 2 oz 2 gm
Flasks, Ounce 1 sm / oz
Flasks, Pint 1 gm / pint
Jar, 8 oz 5 sm
Jar, Pint 6 gm
Pitcher, 2-Quart 2 gm
Pitcher, Gallon 7 gm
Vase 5 gm
Snuff Box, 3-Ounce 3 sm


 
Plants and Pots
Item Price
Flower Pots (Small) 3 sm
Flower Pots (Medium) 6 sm
Flower Pots (Large) 1 gm
Plant Seeds (Common) 5 sm
Plant Seeds (Uncommon) 1 gm
Plant Seeds (Rare) 5 gm
Full Grown Plants (Common) 1 gm
Full Grown Plants (Uncommon) 5 gm
Full Grown Plants (Rare) 25 gm
Starter Plants (Common) 7 sm
Starter Plants (Uncommon) 3 gm
Starter Plants (Rare) 13 gm



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