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Dandan's Dragon Store

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Dandan's Dragon Store is nestled near Cabbage Road within the more affordable "Drapery" quarter of Bridgeport. Perched directly above the harbor, it offers a panoramic view of the bustling port below, and the briny scent of the sea frequently wafts through its vicinity. Patrons can peruse a wide array of wares imported directly from the distant land of Han. While most items are prominently displayed for all to see, a select few remain hidden, only revealed to those whom Dandan trusts.   Beyond offering exotic goods, Dandan provides a unique service: visitors can enlist her assistance in delivering packages to individuals residing in Han, expanding her role as a bridge between the two lands.  
  • Bonsai Trees: Miniature trees carefully cultivated for their aesthetic beauty and symbolism.
  • Calligraphy Supplies: Ink sticks, brushes, rice paper, and inkstones for traditional writing and art.
  • Candles: Candles in all sizes and shapes, in various colors, plain or painted.
  • Crystals and Gemstones: Semi-precious stones and crystals believed to have mystical properties.
  • Fans: Elaborate hand fans made from silk, paper, or bamboo, often enchanted to provide comfort in hot weather.
  • Herbal Remedies: Various herbs, roots, and tonics known for their healing properties.
  • Incense: A wide selection of fragrant incense for rituals, meditation, or relaxation.
  • Jade Jewellery: Handcrafted jade jewellery, believed to bring luck and protection.
  • Lantern Festival Supplies: Decorations, lanterns, and offerings for traditional lantern festivals. Mostly for people from Han living in Bridgeport.
  • Musical Instruments: Traditional instruments like the shamisen, erhu, or bamboo flute.
  • Scrolls and Books: Books on philosophy, history, and other lore topics.
  • Scroll Paintings: Exquisite paintings depicting landscapes, legends, or scenes from history.
  • Silk Fabrics: Luxurious silks in vibrant colours, often enchanted or imbued with protective spells.
  • Spices: Exotic spices, seasonings, and cooking ingredients for flavorful dishes.
  • Statues and Figurines: Miniature statues of deities, mythical creatures, and legendary heroes.
  • Talismans and Amulets: Small charms and amulets said to ward off evil spirits or provide protection.
  • Tea Leaves: Exotic tea leaves from distant lands, including rare blends.
  • Traditional Clothing: Elegant robes, kimonos, and other traditional attire from Han.
 
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Wares that aren't openly sold:
  • Candles: Enchanted candles with various effects, from healing to scrying.
  • Dragon's Blood Resin: A rare and valuable resin used in alchemical and magical rituals.
  • Exotic Pets: Rare and magical creatures kept as pets or familiars, such as fire-breathing salamanders or fortune-telling parrots.
  • Magical Lanterns: Lanterns that emit various magical effects, such as illuminating dark areas or repelling insects.
  • Magical Maps: Maps that reveal hidden paths, portals, or mystical landmarks in the world.
  • Mystical Elixirs: Potions and elixirs that grant temporary magical abilities or enhancements.
  • Scrolls and Books: Ancient scrolls containing magical knowledge.
  • Swords and Martial Arts Equipment: Fine blades, martial arts weapons, and armour.
  • Tea Leaves: Magical blends.
 
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Hidden Entrance: There is a concealed entrance to a secret basement where Dandan keeps her most valuable and rarest items. This entrance is usually reserved for trusted customers or those who can prove themselves.   Connection to Han's Underworld: Dandan's ties to Han run deep, and some suspect that she has connections to the criminal underworld there. Her shop might serve as a front for smuggling operations or the distribution of illicit goods (rumour).   Mystical Guardian: Rumors suggest that Dandan has a mystical guardian or protector, a magical creature or spirit that watches over her shop. It occasionally intervenes to thwart theft or troublemakers (rumour).   Priceless Artifacts: Deep within the shop's vault, Dandan hoards a few priceless artefacts of immense historical and magical significance. These items could change the course of history if they were to fall into the wrong hands (or used for good by the right hands).   Secret Passageway: The shop's basement seamlessly connects to a nearby harbour structure, granting Dandan discreet access to the harbour area without encountering the watchful gaze of the city gate guards.  

Plot Hooks

Note: the plot hooks are ordered in a certain way. The party first could get to know Dandan by investigating her, and building up trust until she trusts them (with her secret wares and also helping her in family matters).   The Rival Trader: A rival trader in Bridgeport seeks to tarnish Dandan's reputation. They spread rumours of counterfeit goods sold in her shop and want the party to gather evidence against her. Are these allegations true, or is Dandan being framed?   The Lost Recipe: Dandan's renowned recipe for a mystical elixir has gone missing. She suspects foul play and enlists the party's help to recover the recipe before it falls into the wrong hands. She remembers having seen it last before a certain customer visited her shop earlier that day.   Harbour Sabotage: Someone is secretly sabotaging Dandan's business by intercepting shipments and spreading false stories about her shop. The party needs to discover the identity and motives of the saboteur before they ruin Dandan's business.   The Mysterious Sea Serpent: Dandan has heard whispers of a legendary sea serpent near the coast, and she believes its scales could be a valuable component for her next creation. The party is tasked with hunting down this elusive creature, but the sea holds many secrets and dangers.   Family Matters: Dandan's family in Han is facing a crisis, and she's desperate to help them. She hires the party to investigate and resolve the issue, but the journey to Han is long and fraught with danger.
Bridgeport
The map of Bridgeport, a harbour city located in the south of Farenia, showcases a maritime center characterized by vibrant activity and bustling trade. Unlike other cities in Farenia, Bridgeport's harbour opens onto a different sea, setting it apart and granting it a unique status. To bolster its connectivity and reinforce its importance in regional trade, the ambitious Bridgeport Channel project is underway. Not everyone is pleased with the construction of the new channel, leading to a surge in violent resistance...  
Bridgeport by Tillerz using MidJourney
 
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Goods lots of
Ethics
Legality
Prices
Security
Supply
Wealth
Affiliation:
Access to:
Training: Archaeologist, Dungeondelver, Thief
Training: Shapchanger
Founding Date
2841 PB
Type
General Store
Parent Location
Owner
Dandan
Dandan by Tillerz using StableDiffusion


Cover image: Dandan's Dragon Shop by Tillerz using MidJourney

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Jan 2, 2024 21:35 by Lady Arsenik

I like how you added the items that are sold here! Seems like an interesting little shop. It inspired me to finally write about the apothecary shop in my world that needed some more love.

Jan 3, 2024 08:58 by Tillerz

Woohoo! Write all the things!

Jan 9, 2024 13:04 by K.S. Bishoff

This is really great! I like how you have the items listed especially the ones that are restricted. The blur works beautifully

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Jan 15, 2024 09:16

Bridgeport wird immer lebendiger!
Auch wenn der Untergrund ein echtes Labyrinth sein muss, bei den ganzen Geheimgängen und versteckten Passagen.
Schön wie du Dandan und ihren Shop nutzt um aufzuzeigen, das es neben Bridgeport (welches ich liebe) noch mehr in Alan gibt - ohne das man alle Artikel kennen müsste.

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Jan 22, 2024 09:33

Incredible article! I like all the details of the items sold here (and the ones sold in secret).

Jan 27, 2024 11:44 by Tara Fae Belle

Nice! The blur effect is really cool and the plot hooks are fun.

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