Map Mondays – The General Store

The General Store

Established adventurers are no stranger to Mr. Nico Jansing’s general store along the High Street. He prides himself in his wide selection of ever changing goods thanks to the eclectic needs of his clients. Due to his “one adventurer in the shop at a time” rule, Nico’s porch will often sport a relaxing air of tobacco smoke and cool lemonade thanks to his wife Gertie’s hospitable and enterprising nature.
by Ethan Hudgens    Twitter     The North Seat

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Established adventurers are no stranger to Mr. Nico Jansing’s general store along the High Street. He prides himself in his wide selection of ever changing goods thanks to the eclectic needs of his clients. Due to his “one adventurer in the shop at a time” rule, Nico’s porch will often sport a relaxing air of tobacco smoke and cool lemonade thanks to his wife Gertie’s hospitable and enterprising nature.

Land comes at a high cost on the High Street and the most successful businessmen think vertically. Most live in their multi-storied establishments with their families on the upper floors while the ground floor is used for their trade. Men and women of good thought or great wealth will often also have a basement floor for storing their perishables and wines used both for and personal.

Is there really that much to be made from buying and selling Knicknacks? While most other stores along the high street peddle to a better class of individuals, Nico seems to do well based solely on charm and stock alone. Unless the rumors are to be believed.

“I do not know whether such things should be taken so seriously or not, but I do often hear troubling things from the place. I know they have children, the noisy brigands, but its nothing of that sort. Some say that they are vampires of an old family, using their shop to find ‘folk’ who wouldn’t be missed. Such a story would explain where they found the coin to purchase the place.

“Truthfully, I believe in something much more… base. I know the adventuring types tend to carry significant coin after a successful plunder, but it simply is not enough to carry a business like that. They must be running some other operation. Perhaps a black market, or maybe they are a front for those Ribbon hooligans.

Now, I would not want anything done illegally on my account, but should Mr. Jansing be found of any criminal activity, supernatural or otherwise, perhaps some coin might find its way into your laps. And should it be substantial enough to have him and his family removed from the premise, I might just owe you favor.”
– Ormond Waldroup, proprietor of the Cheese Chaunter

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