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Run for Cover

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Elise is the proprietor of the bookstore that can be found in the southernmost tip of the old city in Bridgeport's. The customer has the option to buy, rent, or trade in any book in the shop for another title of their choosing. In addition, there are a number of textual scrolls and maps accessible. The Geetruud Smallbottom novels are an exception to this rule because they are not for sale.   Elise makes a daily trip to Lili's Orphanage, where she spends time with the kids and tells them stories. Every friday in the late evening, she may be seen in the nearby inn known as The Pantry, where she reads some savoury stories or poetry.  

Run for Cover

  daily 10 am to noon - store open
daily noon to 2 pm - storytime at Lili's Orphanage
daily 3 pm to 6 pm - store open
  Friday 8 pm - frivolous storytime for adults at The Pantry

Possibly interesting books

  • Rough and outdated map of Bridgeport
  • Documents from Bridgeport's past
  • Map of Bridgeport County
  • Map of Farenia
  • History of the Farenian Empire

    Rare books you can find

    • Changing The Country (politics)
    • Commanding The Sea (guidebook)
    • Edge Of Time (philosophy)
    • Inventing The Universe (mystic)
    • Misfortune Of The Curse (guidebook)
    • Origin Of Fire (history)
    • Symbols In The Shadows (mystic)
    • Vision of Tomorrow (mystic)

    Most read books

    • Agent Of Desire (adult)
    • Duchess Of Joy (adult)
    • Gangsters Of Insanity (thriller)
    • Leading My Husband (guidebook)
    • Snakes And Heirs (intrigue)
    • Tortoise Without Fear (children)
    • Tree Of Fortune (guidebook)
    • Women And Criminals (adult)

    Geertruud Smallbottom - collected works

  • A Comprehensive Guide to Butterflies
  • Apes of Calika - A Lustful Species
    • A Study of plants and herbs, and which ones you should avoid under any circumstances
    • Detailed mappe of Calika
    • Pigments of Faith - Religion in Calika
    • Never underestimate a dragon
    • Onehundredtwentyseven ways to make a decent tea without having actual tea
    • Running In Circles
    • Starving To Death? Things You Thought Are Inedible
    • When North Is South - Finding Your Way Through A Desert

    Books probably no one has ever read

    • A Thousand Ways To Throw A Stone
    • Death By Dragon - A Comprehensive List
    • Knights Without A Goal
    • Root With Shame
    • Scrubbin' - How To Clean Your Kitchen
    • XIII
    • Yath'ok Treq Unak


    It is a really small store, just a tiny bit wider than its entrance door. In fact, someone just filled up the narrow space between the two houses left and right with "house", up to the second floor. With heavy wooden bookshelves sitting on both sidewalls, containers with old scrolls and waist-high stacks of books everywhere on the floor it is nearly impossible to pass a person that is moving in the opposite direction. Both people have to turn sideways and slowly shuffle along the shelves until they have passed each other.   On each level of the house, a wooden ladder leads up to the next floor above. There is also a rope hanging down, flung over a small wheel at the top ceiling. It's being used to pull up or let down a bucket with books. At the bottom level, the store has a (not so well) hidden trap door that leads into a small basement room filled with old chests containing ancient books, scrolls and maps.  
    Goods: Books, Maps, Writing Utentils
    Services: Readings, Book Rental
    GM info / spoilers.
    Founding Date
    2840 PB
    Parent Location


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    28 Nov, 2020 13:30

    What an inspiring place! Great response to the prompt :D

    Creator of the dark fantasy world of Melior
    22 Dec, 2020 17:13

    Thank you! :)

    22 Aug, 2022 07:14

    I like the titles of the Books!
    Why do I have the feeling that: "Tortoise Without Fear (children)" is about 4 magical in transformed Brothers that fight evildoers in an ancient way of the monk style?"
      Also: "When North Is South - Finding Your Way Through A Desert" or how to beat Breath of Fire III ? ;)

    Have a look at my Treasured Companions Entry.
    22 Aug, 2022 11:11

    Four turtlefolk trained by a member of the ratfolk. X-D

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