"Welcome dearies. Please, take all the time you need to look around. Don't mind Harold over there, he's harmless these days." - Aria greeting patrons.This small pawn shop is nestled between two apartment buildings on a sunny street in Kotimo. It is a pale yellow with a faded, wooden sign nailed to the top front. There are two large windows; one on either side of the door. They let pedestrians get a good view of the various wares. Rectangular planters filled with dahlias sit under both windows. An enchanted, orange welcome mat sits in front of the door. It never gets dirty and shimmers in the sunlight. Grandma's Closet is run by an elderly Oizai named Aria Moondrinker. She is a lunar moth variant. Her wings are tattered in a few places from natural wear and aging. Aria always greets every customer with a warm smile, but only offers help if requested. She does not like hovering over visitors. On slow days she is often seen reading the latest tabloids or holding one sided conversations with Harold.
"Hey, so get this: I went to that thrifty place you told me about, right? It was cute and all. This sweet old lady runs it, but there's this weird doll? It's wooden with some random hole in its chest for some reason and this lady has it just like, chilling there in a chair and seemingly uses it to display jewelry I guess. The thing is, it doesn't look like any ball jointed doll I've sen and it's human sized. I'd say it looks more like those sentient robots that are popping up around the isles. It's just weird, 'cause it's not made of metal." - Conversation overheard at the Cozy Corner cat cafe.The shop's contents vary week to week. Most days there's only the standard junk and hand-me-downs. If you're lucky, you might find something magical or even rare. Aria's stock might range from old clothing and baggies of game board pieces to a post card with a spell scrawled on the back or a pair of living gloves. Some may even be cursed! (Aria is not responsible for what may or may not happen once you purchase an item.) A popular collection is a plastic tub that sits on the front counter next to the post card stand. It is filled with old keys. Children and adults alike love rummaging through it, marveling at the different styles and shapes. For people with more, daring tastes, weird items like animal bone silverware and potentially haunted stuffed animals may be found among the shelves and tables.
"I don't know how to tell my teammates this, but the mask I just bought attached itself to my face and won't come off? If that wasn't weird enough, I'm pretty sure it's been talking to me. It keeps grumbling about wanting revenge on a bard or something. Also, while wearing it, whenever I do well in social situations I seem to get a mild burst of pain through my entire being. Might be cursed. Might be the hangover from last night." - A diary entry written by Shelby, an adventuring wizard.Aria is not picky about how her business is run. She'll happily buy just about any item and then list them for reasonable prices. They're enough to get by, but not over priced. Aria doesn't enjoy taking advantage of shoppers. If someone doesn't have coin on them, they can trade in an item or more of similar value. Aria collaborates with libraries and museums to help preserve the occasional super rare item that comes her way if it holds any historical significance.
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