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Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby Kemian » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:32 am

Spiderhaven
Is composed primarily of gnomes. A sprinkling of stonechildren, drow, derro, and goblins fill out the ramshackle community. Residents make a living supporting those foolhardy enough to attempt a foray into Belkram’s Fall. The largest structure in the settlement, other than the bridge across the river, is a massive stone lodge that bears an equally impressive sign written in several languages (Common, Gnome, Dwarven, and Elven among them). It marks the lodge as the Grand Bazaar of Underhaven. (Underhaven is the name the gnomes gave to their community, but the influx of drow has led to the more common name of Spiderhaven, which even the gnomes have begun using when talking about their home.) There are dozens of gnomes working in and around the building. A tent town surrounds the grand bazaar, and representatives of a number of Underdark races can be seen here, including goblins, derro, and drow. They seem somewhat dispossessed and out of place. Just outside the tent town, a dozen stonechildren (humanoids that resemble small stone giants) haul dead monstrous spiders into piles to be burned. Though Spiderhaven is a recent settlement, its location along the underground River Sargauth makes it a convenient trade partner for other denizens and communities of Underdark. It is important to note that the largest population of gnomes and stonechildren dwell in caverns that stretch beneath the grand bazaar. However, they allow visitors beneath the grand bazaar and into their homes only on extremely rare occasions.
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Re: Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby Kemian » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:40 am

The Grand Bazaar
Is owned and operated by the gnomes of Spiderhaven, established as a peaceful trading post along the River Sargauth. Stalls for nearly any type of ware or product can be found within the bazaar. Common and masterwork equipment (value 800 gp or less), is always available for purchase here.

The gnome and stonechildren community includes a number of magical artisans as well. Potions, scrolls, and wands of up to 800 gp value can be purchased readily from the Grand Bazaar, while other items (also of up to 800 gp value).

Chief Constable Sheru’Tan, a 7-foot tall, gray-skinned stonechild with no hair and eyes the color of coal, keeps the peace in Spiderhaven. She can be an intimidating sight in her gleaming mithral breastplate armor, toting around a massive greatsword that is as tall as she is. Despite the size of her weapon, Sheru’Tan moves with ease and grace. Fair-minded in all her dealings, Sheru’Tan is an intelligent if implacable foe of any who would disrupt the peace of Spiderhaven.

A former adventuring companion of the chief proprietor, Mistress Noralli enjoys a certain amount of latitude when it comesto her business and how it is run inside the grand bazaar. Granted, she has been shuffl ed off to the darkest corner of the structure, but she still manages a good trade. Noralli is 3 feet tall and as attractive a halfling as you might ever see.
She sports a pageboy haircut and has jade green eyes. She wears a snug and revealing black silk evening gown when doing business. She is rarely seen outside the company of her loyal familiar Croat, a flying squirrel with “naturally” glowing red eyes. Noralli caters to a number of niche markets in her dealings within the Grand Bazaar. First and foremost, she sells a line of fine-quality soaps whose constituent ingredients are highly suspect. As well as various potions and reagents. Aside from her unusual business, Noralli is something of an anomaly as the only resident halfling and chief rumormonger of Spiderhaven.

Finally, Mistress Noralli operates the only carousel known to exist in the Underdark, constructed entirely of previously living animals that now exist in a benign state of undeath for the amusement of children and adult riders alike. Four horses, two mules, a giant eagle, and (thanks to recent events) three large spiders populate this attraction. A rideon the carousel costs 2 cp and lasts 5 minutes. Riders are warned to keep all appendages away from the mouths of their mounts, however, because some tend to bite.
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Re: Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby Kemian » Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:46 am

The Ephemeral Den
Recently opened among the tents of Spiderhaven. The drow Zhallandra Valenz and her twin brother Xanderdross operate the establishment, offering their services as investigators and finders of lost things. These twins have a half-dozen goblin agents working for them as spies throughout the community while they move from place to place above and below ground, working for anyone who can afford them. They have become quite affluent in a short period of time.
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Re: Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby Kemian » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:39 pm

The heroes returned triumphant and ready for an incredible reward from the Watchful Order of Magisters plus what the community of Underhaven provided you in terms of treasure.

Here is the list of what is available to you from what you found and what was provided as reward. (Note some of this is from previous adventure postings and some of it has already been claimed, I will make a note of what has been claimed.

Wand of Invisibility 20/50 Charges - Already claimed by Julia 900 GP resale value

+1 Unholy Battle Axe - resale value 9155 GP resale value

Sword of Subtlety - 11155 GP resale value

+1 Human Bane Composite Longbow +1 Strength pull - 4250 GP resale value

+1 Collision War Hammer - 9157.5 GP Resale

Boots of Levitation - 3250 GP resale value

Circlet of Persausion - 2250 Gp resale value

9,532.5 GP worth of coin and gems the bulk of which is from the Watchful Order of Magisters for so successfully completing the mission they laid out for you.

Each PC is due 9750 GP worth of loot except for Julia who is due 8850 GP plus the wand she already has.

In addition the Watchful Order gives you each 1 potion from the following selection:

Fly, Rage, Spider Climb, Cure Serious Wounds

More to come on Red's and Burgon's condition. (Please post here what you want for your characters)
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Re: Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby J.C. » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:44 pm

After scrutinizing the goods, Venegas decides the Boots of Levitation would do the best good for him. He also thumbs through the bottles of Potions and removes a Cure Serious Wounds potion.
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Re: Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby Murdling » Sat Aug 13, 2016 4:48 pm

Red will show a quiet but keen interest in the shortsword.
..And a replacement for the spider climb potion.
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Re: Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby Shamsy » Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:08 pm

Primarily the circlet is Burgons first pick. But Burgon still has that odd look on his face when he holds the axe and seems reluctant to let it go. He would like the replacement spider climb potion since that was so useful.

((If anyone else wants the axe Burgon will just take circlet))
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Re: Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby Doug » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:32 pm

The dwarf makes up his mind quickly enough and chooses the Collision War Hammer, the rest in gold and also grabs a potion of spider climbing, just incase next time they don't have time for old fashion climbing.
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Re: Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby Azmon » Sun Aug 14, 2016 4:45 pm

Julia will take the gold and a potion of Fly
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Re: Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby Kemian » Sun Aug 14, 2016 10:33 pm

XP and Treasure awarded, thanks for playing.
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Re: Underhaven/Spiderhaven

Postby Shamsy » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:01 pm

Thank you Kem!
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