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As our brave group of young adventurers explore the depths of Waterdeep, our individuals of interest continue their thus-far uneventful journey across the waves to future solace, or so they hope.
Brenna was seated in a deep gaze fixed on the horizon, the gentle sea breeze brushed her long and wild brunette hair. The sun hung in the sky like a-
-‘Are you okay? Not goin’ t’ be seasick, are ya’?’ poked a passerby.
‘Yeah, I’m fine.’ she coughed. But all was not well in the world of Brenna, heavy thoughts left untold weighed upon her shoulders and darkened her reality. Needing a new view, she decided to explore the decks of the Siren, yet again. Anything to just pass the time.
Luminu, the resident elven druid, observed a corner of the mess hall bustling with the unmistakable sounds and sights of commerce. Piquing her interests, she gracefully made her way across the hall of refuge and through the swathes of punters. A rather loud, middle-aged and dirty looking, leather-clad human took centre stage and charismatically held impromptu auctions and passing compliments and jest to potential customers. His technique appeared well practiced, a true salesman.
Luminu spotted a crate on the far side; a simple wooden box filled with packing straw but laced with the only greenery on show; a number of green leaves and colourful herbs lined the crate.
‘Hail!’ - Luminu vowed for attention. The noise of the excitable crowd dulled her efforts.
‘HAIL!’ she repeated with conviction. The trader turned as the crowd hushed. Few cross a druid.
‘Hoi, Lass. How can I be of service?’ a missing-teeth lined grin followed a unsubtle visual scan of the fine elf maiden before him. Shuddering, she disregarded the visual assault and continued;
‘Could you show me that box over there?’ she pointed.
‘Yes, yes I could.’ Awkward moments passed. ‘Haha, just kidding, I’ll just get that for you.’ The man excitedly gathered the box and presented it proudly in his arms.
‘Ah yes, this! Only the finest quality herbs and green-like available on this forsaken vessel. A cure-all if I do say so myself. I wouldn’t be without them! These, here, are the ingredients to a special and secret salve taught to me long ago, in an age past. It’s what’s been keeping me looking my best, heh. Just mix with water, it’s so simple, anyone can make it. I guarantee! Would you care for a demonstration? No, no. I can tell you’re well versed with nature, there’s no need. This entire crate could belong to you for the give-away price of 30 gold pieces of gold. But today, I’m willing to offer you a special price. For you, Just 20. Well, just because I quite like you, lady. This is a one time offer you simply can’t afford to say no to!’ He concluded, with smiles.
‘Quite the pitch, eh?’