**A fléa-market and bazaar of goods that stretches a rather tame alley of the southwest, it is presided over by a trio of Strigoy refugees, Zelda, Chrissena, and Gabrielli. Sections of the space are rented out to any individual who can afford it, and you can find a few greel, small fey, and demons hawking their wares and bargaining prices in a frenzied cacophony of sound in all different languages. In short, it is a veritable mad house.**
Essence Charms - 20 gold - Tiny charms in a staggering variety of shapes and forms, these small items possess powerful, inert magics that naturally interact with forces that delve into the core essence of beings. While they have no active effect, Essence Charms add an additional trait to any effect that would draw off of the bearer's Inner Spirit, either adding to or prisming the result. Essence Charms must be purchased blind.
- Unlimited Stock -
Kaleos Charms - 10 gold - multifaceted novel little charms of clear crystal, small but in any cuts imaginable. These charms are infused with guiding magics, and effortlessly interact with natural or magical light. May be used to turn light into different colors, or write lingering messages of colored light on any solid surface. The strength of this message depends on the source of light.
- Unlimited Stock -
Spellstone Cameos - 50 gold - Interesting, but fragile clay fired crystals of varying colors and styles. Each charm has the power of low level magics entwined within their bodies. Grant the user a Passive spell-effect based on a level 1 spell of their art. The magics used in the making of these trinkets is volatile, carrying more than one tends to nullify the enchantments.
-One Body, One Light, One Fire, One Spirit-
Spiritwalker's Grace - 125 gold - A serpentine little trinket that seems to hum with a constant energy, it possesses unique spirit magics that let the bearer see and communicate with friendly nearby spiritual entities. Once per post the possessor may shift into or out of the Spirit plane. Immediately following a shift back into the physical plane the user is vulnerable and must rest for one post.
Theron ducked his way under a particularly low hanging awning as he browsed the wares of a greel who looked a little fey, the little woman seemed to have quite the assortment of musical chimes and glittering jewels. Resisting the urge to try pocketing some of the wares to fund his endeavors, Theron set about the reason he was here. He had to find Quag's place.
Theron picked out a silver chain from which hung an almost luminous yellow crystal.
Theron- Could you save this for me? I'll come back later.
Theron placed the necklace down near the woman and moved on, weaving between the stalls an making his way into the alley. As soon as he hit a slightly darker patch of shadow, he sank into it and seemed to melt away. He pressed forward, taking in everything he could about the area.
Theron came to the end of the alley and saw the building he was looking for on his right. There was no wall surrounding the well kept home, but it was just as nice as one might expect a noble to live in. The brick mansion had two rough looking guards at the front door having a conversation. They didn't seem extremely attentive. Theron did notice a nice line of hedges close by that lined all the way to the back of the house.
Theron pushed closer to the talking guards, trying to get close enough to eavesdrop without leaving the comfort of the shadows. He was also careful not to touch the hedge around the building, lest its rustling alert them to his presence.
Theron moved a little further away from the guards, trying to get a good look at the building itself. He was looking for doors, windows and any other means of entrance into the building. He also made a point of using his keen sight to scan for structural weaknesses.
There were several windows on the side of the house, he couldn't see the back yet. The house itself seemed fairly structurally sound, but looking at the way the weight was distributed on the large wooden porch, he could tell today destroying one cracked beam on the back right of it would start a chain reaction, bringing the whole thing down.
Theron made a mental note of the cracked beam as he attempted to circle round the building, looking for a rear entrance. He pushed through the hedging if necessary, pulling his cloak in tight around him to protect him from any incidental scratches.
Reaching the rear of the building, he saw another door at the rear, this time guarded by a man that appeared to be trying to stay awake. There was a balcony on the second floor. He also noticed what appeared to be a guest house a bit further back on the property.
His steps deadened by magical boots and his appearance hidden with shadows and magic, Theron did his best to slip behind the guard. When the man bent down to secure the coin, Theron would slam the butt of his crossbow into the back of the man's head.
The door was locked, but after only a few moments, Theron's practiced hands produced an audible click and he was free to enter. From the porch he could see a large common room that had stairs leading up, and a doorway on two sides of the room. The room was sparsely decorated but what was there seemed nice enough.
Theron did not intend to stay long, it was unlikely he would find what he was looking for in an unguarded guest house. Still, the possibility of a good physical bluff was strong enough he had to investigate. Switching his vision to pick up on structural weaknesses, Theron went through the rooms in the guest house, looking over the walls and floors. Any hidden panels or installed safes would hopefully be revealed by the stress they put on the surrounding areas.
Theron didn't find anything until he got to the pantry in the kitchen. He almost didn't catch it but in the back of the small room the wall sat differently, putting stress on a single point in the floor.
Theron ran his hands along the patch of the floor, first checking to see if there was anything hidden beneath the floorboard. Failing that, he ran his hands along the wall, looking for signs that it might be shifted.