Let us continue our look at the town of Foot from last article.
7. The Carpenter. This shop smells like sawdust as soon as you enter it. There’s wood, stain, saws, hammers, levels, crank drills, chisels, and all other manner of tool and wood around the shop. Sarah Hanner is a short, stocky, and well-muscled woman in her late 30’s who is healthy and always wearing a wry smile. Sarah specializes in furniture and the wooded parts of a wide variety of farm equipment, while also being able to patch up buildings that have seen better days. She loves her work and does a wonderful job, even if she’s sometimes a little late.
8. Fredmon’s Thread and Stitch. Fredmon Tailor comes from a long line of tailors but came to the Airy Peaks to seek adventure. Then he lost his foot to a spikey mawed beastie. After that he decided to get back to his roots and sew for adventurer’s instead of going on adventures. Fredmon can work with cloth and leather while being quite versed in the layering of a variety of materials and cloths. He often works quite close with Kurnig on the undergarments of armor.
The shop is a clean place with a variety of different sets of clothing displayed on wooden mannequins. It’s all functional dress for farmers and adventurer’s, which gives the clothing a high contrast. Fredmon also specializes in bags and pouches for every day adventuring, seed carrying, and any other function a bag could serve.
9. The Torn Page. Lillard Copse is a wizened old man who wears glasses, can barely see, and is stooped over with age. That is, until the sun goes down. Once the sun dips out of view this old man straightens up, moves with the vigor of someone half his age, and can see just fine.
The shop is filled with books and maps which he buys and sells. Some are from adventurers and others are more mysterious in origin. Even though he has tons of maps, those maps are all quite contradictory in their descriptions and depictions. If asked, Lillard is convinced the Peaks might even move and rearrange themselves, or at least the Fire Tube Tunnels do.
10. The Goblin Wares. Jacob Flack is a thin, unassuming man with brown hair, who runs one of the most common shops in town in one of the more unique locations. His shop is in a tunnel just inside one of the entrances to the Airy Peaks. The shop’s entrance is marked by a wooden sign with a goblin painted on it with its eyes x’ed out.
The shop is just a small cavern lit by oil lanterns and a torch that burns with a magical light that never consumes and never goes out. On the walls are mesh nets and hanging from them are all manner of weapons, larger adventuring gear, and armor. There are crates stacked in rows with potions, rope, pouches, trinkets, small devices, and the other smaller, more portable things one might find useful when traversing the Airy Peaks.
Sometimes special things find their way into the Goblin Wares, sold to Jacob by adventurers who don’t know what they have. This is also the place that gear gets shipped to from the outside world. If you want to show how the gear changes from week to week in the Goblin Wares you can make this move every third time the party makes camp or when you have decided that a week or so has passed.
When time has passed roll 2d6 + nothing. On a hit a delivery occurs and restock according to the refresh. On a 10+ roll a d10 twice. Each roll adds the interesting item listed below to the Goblin Wares. On a 12+ a magic item finds its way into the Goblin Wares. Create the magic item and place it in the shop. On a miss the refresh doesn’t happen.
Special Item List
- Hunters Bow
- Dueling Rapier
- Elvish Arrows
- Elven Bread
- Oil of Tagit
- Serpent’s Tears
- Bag of Books
- Edged Black Steel Weapon. Add 2 piercing and 100 coins to any edged weapon
Black Steel Weapons come from the Dragon Fire Forges within the Airy Peaks. Edged weapons forged there have 2 piercing.
Jacob’s has the following on hand when an Airy Peaks campaign starts:
- Adventuring Gear (x100)
- Bandages (x10)
- Healing Potion (x4 refreshed 1d4-1 to a max of 4)
- Antitoxin (x1 refreshed to a max of 1)
- Dungeon Rations (x 50)
- Dwarven Hardtack (x3 refreshed by 1 to a max of 3)
- Halfling Pipeleaf (x1 refreshed to a max of 1)
- Leather (x3 refreshed by 1 to a max of 3)
- Chainmail (x3 refreshed by 1 to a max of 3)
- Scale Mail (x2 refreshed by 1 to a max of 2)
- Plate (x1 refreshed by 1 to a max of 1)
- Shield (x3 refreshed by 1 to a max of 3)
- Ragged Bow (x5 refreshed by 5 to a max of 5)
- Crossbow (x3 refreshed by 3 to a max of 3)
- Bundle of Arrows (x20 refreshed by 5 to max of 20)
- Club (x5 refreshed by 5 to a max of 5)
- Staff (x5 refreshed by 5 to a max of 5)
- Dagger (x5 refreshed by 5 to a max of 5)
- Throwing Dagger (x3 refreshed by 3 to a max of 3)
- Short Sword (x5 refreshed by 5 to a max of 5)
- Axe (x5 refreshed by 5 to a max of 5)
- Warhammer (x5 refreshed by 5 to a max of 5)
- Mace (x5 refreshed by 5 to a max of 5)
- Spear (x3 refreshed by 3 to a max of 3)
- Long Sword (x3 refreshed by 3 to a max of 3)
- Battle Axe (x3 refreshed by 3 to a max of 3)
- Halberd (x3 refreshed by 3 to a max of 3)
- Rapier (x1 refreshed by 1 to a max of 1)
Ok folks. I’ve reached my word count limit for this installment so next time we’ll be talking more about the town of Foot. Enjoy and we’ll get back to it next month.
Article Series Links
- 01 – Welcome to the Airy Peaks
- 02 – A Dragon’s Plot in the Airy Peaks
- 03 – Point Crawling in the Airy Peaks
- 04 – The Town of Foot Part 1
- 05 – The Town of Foot Part 2
- 06 – The Town of Foot Part 3
Header art and Map is by Drew Smith