An elf gives a Halfling a basket of roach eggs and she happily hands over a few Chips in exchange. She moves on the next stall to grab some herbs clearly for a great meal. The smell of fresh fish usually overtakes most everything near the Peddler's Gate, the smell always comes into my window. I can hear the kids playing by the Maker's Gate, there is always a new toy for them to try there. A massive horn bellows from the Piper's Gate which marks the arrival of the Strata Lift and even more people pour out into the square. Below me, my Dad was waiting patiently as Neldon Feedlenose tried to haggle the price of his cloth. Neldon would fail as usual. Dad once told me that he actually got Neldon to pay more than he originally asked. Poor guy. This is the life in Niraful Market, where everything begins.
From the Journal of Elistra Shadebeam, Daughter of the Thorvin Shadebeam, The Clothmaker.
The market is run by the agreements of all the guilds. Guards are provided by the Cavern of Creation
to protect the people from pickpockets and thieves.
The Market is considered pretty safe compared to many others, although there are a few who can't resist the Chips passing hands and their own greed. The Stratum Guard usually have 500-1000 guards patrolling the area at any given point.
This is the home of every trade good in Crevice. If you can imagine it, you can find it here in the market. The Makers Guild
will even take special requests and orders for you to pick up later. You can find the most recent styles and newest gadgets. Even the mages will bring their small magical nik naks to the Market for sale.
The Market sits in the largest cavern in the Guild Stratum
with massive columns spread around to support it. It is organized by Gates.
These are the entrances to the multiple guildhalls that exist throughout the city. There are currently 14 Gates around the Market. There are also 6 Strata Lift
locations available around the Market. One is usually scheduled for each Period of the day.
The Market is the largest trading area in all of Crevice. Many people will bring their goods to the market in hopes of making a great profit.
Guilds and Factions
No guildhalls exist within the Market itself, but all the guilds participate. There are dozens of guilds around the Cavern, but currently 14 have a Grotto with a Gate to their hall. The lesser ones rent space from one of the major guilds to place their hall.