Humanist (2)

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The Humanist
Festival Hollow Eve Festival 421
Owner Zelka
# of Rooms 2
Store Type Jewelry shops, Container shops, Weapon shops
This store only accepts Dokoras


Mivamaen

[The Humanist, Mivamaen]
A simple white display rests in the center of the shop, just beneath a large oaken sign that is suspended from the ceiling by iron chains. Pale furs are sewn together into a rug that covers the majority of the floor, lending a touch of warmth and softness to the otherwise sparse decor. You also see a white door, a materials symbolism chart and an informational notice regarding placement of mivamaen.
Obvious exits: east.


A large oaken sign reads:

"In an effort to better understand the shared history of my people, the Humans, 
I have dedicated my life to traveling far and wide, uncovering every scrap of tradition, 
every custom, every story, every legend that I can.  I do this as my mother did before me, 
her father did before her, and his parents and grandparents before him.  There is much I 
have learned in my quest, and it is here that I begin to share some of that with you all. 
~ Zelka"


A materials symbolism chart reads:

"Symbolism of Materials

Iron: steadfastness, loyalty, protection, strength

Gold: quick temper or changeable nature, fierceness, desire to be noticed

Silver: wisdom, peace, tireless work without need for recognition

Clear quartz: winter, endings and beginnings, potential yet to be shown

Green jade: spring, parenthood, caretaking or teaching

Golden amber: fall, even-tempered nature, looking to the past, mourning

White coral: summer, carefree or generous nature, fragility of life"


An informational notice regarding placement of mivamaen reads:

"Most commonly, pieces worn primarily around the left eye indicate that the wearer is unmarried, 
while those situated around the wearer's right eye indicate marriage.  Those created to be worn around 
both eyes are often an indication of refusal to marry and disinterest in entertaining the idea, either 
as a statement of mourning or as a personal dedication to remain single for other reasons.  At times, 
this last category is used to show entirely different things, though this is a less documented practice."


On the ivory tray (which is on a simple white display set with a prominent placard)
Item Price Done
"for unmarried women"
simple amber rings 4,510   
jade rings with gold-filled etchings 6,314   
spiked crystal rings chased with silver 6,314   
snowy crystalline rings 5,412   
On the alabaster tray (which is on a simple white display set with a prominent placard)
Item Price Done
"for married women"
silver rings incised with deep furrows 6,314   
green jade rings notched in even intervals 5,412   
iron rings etched with snowy owls 5,412   
spiked iron rings carved with flames 5,412   
On the cream-hued tray (which is on a simple white display set with a prominent placard)
Item Price Done
"for unmarried men"
simple amber spikes 4,510   !!
jade spikes with gold-filled etchings 6,314   
spiked crystal rings loosely wrapped in gold wire 6,314   
icy crystalline spikes 5,412   
On the ecru tray (which is on a simple white display set with a prominent placard)
Item Price Done
"for married men"
silver spikes incised with deep furrows 6,314   !!
green jade spikes notched in even intervals 5,412   
spiked iron rings carved with a spiraled design 5,412   
iron spikes etched with snowy owls 5,412   !!
On the pallid tray (which is on a simple white display set with a prominent placard)
Item Price Done
"for those who are of themselves"
jagged white coral spikes limned in gold 8,118   
amber rings attached to thin silver chains 8,118   
jade rings attached to thin gold chains 8,118   
small golden amber rings ridged with tiny spikes 7,216   
small white coral rings ridged with tiny spikes 7,216   
blackened iron rings beaded with golden amber 7,216   
blackened iron spikes tipped in golden amber 7,216   
crystalline spikes interspersed with matching rings 7,216   
iron spikes interspersed with matching rings 7,216   


Side Room

[The Humanist, Side Room]
Dark walls enclose this small space, matching the ceiling and floor in shadowy simplicity. A single table dominates the area, resting in the center. You also see an onyx stand with several things on it, an unobtrusive notice, a simple placard and a wooden sign.
Obvious exits: west.



A wooden sign reads:

"Morawen:
While it is simply the Gamgweth word for 'harness', the word is generally used to denote a specific style of weapon harness of Human origin.  
Traditionally, a morawen has a double cross-body design, and allows for two weapons to be held on it near the wearer's hips via a system of 
angled leather loops or attached metal frogs, allowing them to remain clearly visible and at the ready."


A simple placard reads:

"Raekhlo:

Raekhlo is the Gamgweth word for 'scabbard', though it is traditionally applied to a specific type of weapon belt of Human origin that has only 
the frog portion of a scabbard attached to it -- sometimes in multiples so as to allow several weapons to be secured to it at once.

A raekhlo at its most simple is a wide leather belt with a metal frog attached so that the stored weapon will be held just to the back of the 
wearer's hip and the blade angled slightly backward."


An unobtrusive notice reads:

"On the Similarities Between the Two:

It is thought that raekhlo was the early Gamgweth word for all types of belt-like or belt-attached weapon holding items which allowed for 
ease of access to the wielder, and that the meaning and popular usage morphed significantly as styles of battle and fashion changed.  In 
modern times, these 'scabbards' are sometimes very similar in function to a morawen despite their cosmetic differences, though the main 
delineation tends to be the size of weapon they can fit."


On the dark table
Item Price Done
simple canvas morawen 2,255   
rugged oilcloth morawen 2,706   
sleek silk-lined morawen 220,990   !!
scorched wyvern-hide morawen 216,480   !!
glittering pink morawen 6,169,680   
tawny leather raekhlo 9,020   
cave-troll hide raekhlo 3,066   !!
reinforced leather raekhlo 3,608   
meshor fox-pelt raekhlo 360,800   !!
diamond-hide raekhlo 360,800   !!


On the onyx stand
Item Price Done
wide razaksel cuff set with a round of alshabi stone 433,862   No
massive claymore capped with an alshabi stone and haralun orb 541,200   No
engraved spatha with an elaborate darkstone crossguard 432,058   No
gleaming scimitar inlaid with anlora-avtoma 234,520   No
razaksel telek etched with a pattern of negeri blossoms down the slender blade 194,832   No