Now that you've had a fun diversion through the Wizard's Market, time to get back to business! This is a very utilitarian list of goods; a look at the Timber Market, the Ceramics Trade and the wealthy Metals Brokerage. Book A set the standards, and Book B met the challenge. This book in no exception, providing even more for your growing Bazaar: The items and services listed are mostly of interest to Craftsmen and Merchants, and are most helpful for Game-Masters. If you still haven't tried the Kaiser's Bazaar sourcebooks, you are really missing out!
Best of all, you can use the metals, woods, and ceramics lists in Book C to modify goods from Book A and Book B in addition to the items in Book C, and of course, future volumes. Now you know how much to charge for a Willow Fishing Pole and a Bronze Fish Hook down at the bait-shop, or the value of a Silver Hair-Brush and a Rosewood Violin found in an over-turned chest.
- Arbor Street Timberyards: This is the market for cut lumber, with over 180 common, exotic, and magical woods! Each wood is described, including color, grain, and typical uses. Use this section for everything from handles to housing.
- Woodsorter's Stall: A small shop that gather scraps of wood for other craftsmen, saving them coin!
- The Circle Of Woodworkers: A hardworking guild of furniture makers. Over 100 types of period furniture! Combine the furniture list with the list of woods to make everything from sturdy pine benches to delicate ebony tea-trays.
- The Society of Coopers: The crowded and always-in-demand barrel market. Barrels, vats, and crates of every size!
- Morteyne Road (Crockery Market): An army of potters, young and old, work endlessly at pottery wheels, covered head-to-toe with splattered clay. A list of most everything made from clay, with the standard price modifier for pricing other items.
- Wozebece Fine Porcelain: Wozebece is an age-old manufacturer of this fine white porcelain, with a wide selection of dishes and pans for the kitchen, and services for the noble dinner table.
- Coterie Of Metal Brokers: This is the primary source for raw metals, from iron to exotic planar materials. It is also a place for money to be minted and exchanged, and a place for wealth to be stored and protected. The merchants here are the wealthiest individuals of the Bazaar, and possibly some of the richest people in the world! Over 90 mundane, magical, alchemical, meteoric, and extraplanar metals & alloys. Each metal is listed with a generous description, and an individual Hardness/Hit Points listing. (Gold and steel do not have the same Hardness!!!) There was a difficult choice to make while developing this section, but I fixed the value of metals on weight instead of arbitrary '+' methods, and that causes some trouble with the standard D20 rules (specifically the armor and weapons pricing). I advise using mine, since their method is just so stinkin' lazy!
- House Of Changers (Money-Changers & Mint): Over time, the great variety of coinage in use meant that an accepted standard needed to be established. Over the centuries, the system has become very secure. The Money-Changers weigh and examine accepted foreign currencies, trade bars, and precious metal jewelry. They then exchange them for their equivalent value in domestic coin, minus taxes and a fee for their services. Do you have players that think they can just saunter into a tavern with a sack of coins the kingdom hasn't used for three-hundred years? New rules for money-changing and the coin values for the complete list of metals. Great for GM's that want to add new coins, from simple Iron coins to exotic Mithral.
- Tiavesi Family Banking House (Deposit Bank): Large, secure vaults made for long-term storage of treasure and coins. Fees for tiny to huge vaults, by the month or by the year. If they don't start securing their piles of glittering treasure, the stuff might start getting stolen...
- The First Bank Of Issue (Fiduciary Bank): A bank that exchanges valuable gold for vouchers... seems fishy to me. A simple new way to introduce banknotes (paper money) to your game, that could also add a possible plot twist to your urban adventures.
- Deloressilde Fine Cutlery: Food utensils and tableware craftsman. Everything from Asparagus Servers to Snail Tongs! Once again, you can use your woods and metal lists to modify this common treasure. Adamantine Dinner Spoon with a polished Darkwood handle? Too opulent? Maybe, but it's a real conversation piece!
- Old Burmorin Square (Tool-Maker's Market): This huge and crowded the market is for those that labor, primarily those that work in metal and wood. Hundreds of common, masterwork, and exotic tools are available for the various craftsmen; bell founders, braziers, carpenters, cobblers, coopers, cutlers, farmers, farriers, furniture-makers, knife-&-axe grinders, luthers, shipwrights, smiths, wheelwrights, wood turners, woodcarvers, and dozens more, all get their tools here. I'm talking about over 200 tools!
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