Humanist (3)

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The Humanist
Festival Hollow Eve Festival 425, Hollow Eve Festival 428, Hollow Eve Festival 432
Owner Zelka
# of Rooms 4
Store Type Jewelry shops, Container shops, Weapon shops, Armor shops, Music shops, Warpaint shops, Writting shops
This store only accepts Dokoras


[The Humanist, Lounge]
Overstuffed chairs and heavy wallhangings give this area a cozy feel, while an oval table bears a small array of refreshments. A large oaken sign hangs from the ceiling, its chains carved and enameled to resemble wisteria vines. You also see a white door.
Obvious exits: north, east, south.


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"
On the oval table
Item Price Done
Zoluren red wine 0   
jug of mulled cider 0   
strong black coffee 0   
marinated ram's meat sandwich 0   
slices of spring melon 0   
fresh figs 0   

Mivamaen

[The Humanist, Mivamaen]
A simple white display rests in the center of the chamber, just beneath a materials symbolism chart 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 an informational notice regarding placement of mivamaen.
Obvious exits: south.


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."

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"
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   

Martial Accoutrements

[The Humanist, Martial Accoutrements]
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 ebonwood trunk, an obsidian armor rack with several things on it and a blackened weapons display with several things on it.
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 weapons display
Item Price Done
massive claymore capped with an alshabi stone and haralun orb 541,200   
engraved spatha with an elaborate darkstone crossguard 432,058   
gleaming scimitar inlaid with anlora-avtoma 234,520   
razaksel telek etched with a pattern of negeri blossoms down the slender blade 194,832   
On the armor rack
Item Price Done
mail-draped boots crafted in a very tall style 63,140   
tall leather boots armored with articulated steel plates 72,160   
studded leather boots with towering sculpted spires 45,100   
A painted slate reads:
"Armored Boots:
So tall as to cover the majority of the wearer's legs, this style of armored boot is often worn over non-armored pants or leggings with an armored tabard, lorica, or half plate. This type of leg armor was especially popular during the reign of Caduan Chelochi in Zoluren."
In the ebonwood trunk
Item Price Done
oxblood paintstick 9,020   
viridian paintstick 9,020   
cerise paintstick 9,020   
argent paintstick 9,020   
cinerious paintstick 9,020   
kermes paintstick 9,020   
niveous paintstick 9,020   
amaranthine paintstick 9,020   
cerulean paintstick 9,020   
cinnabar paintstick 9,020   
A colorful card reads:
"Barbarous Paints:
These paintsticks were created by Osgeth at my request to match formulations used by the Human Clans across Kermoria throughout the centuries. They function as warpaint."

Artistic Accoutrements

[The Humanist, Artistic Accoutrements]
Vibrant and colorful, this room is decorated with wild streaks of paint in whorled patterns across the floor and ceiling, while each of the walls is done in a different color to match the shelves that line them. A stark white instruments display supported by three engraved pillars is centered upon a like-color rug, standing in sharp contrast to its surroundings.
Obvious exits: north.


The right pillar reads:

"Ghironda:

Also known as the lyre of the pasture, this string instrument often used by street musicians has its origins in the Harvest Clan of Humans.  It is shaped somewhat like a lute or viol, but its strings are put in vibration by a hand-cranked wheel.  It has two to four unfingered bass strings that are allowed to sound continuously, producing a drone harmony, and two melody strings running over the fingerboard, which are stopped by tangents connected with a keyboard."

The center pillar reads:

"Duduk:

This wind instrument was originally created by Human soldiers as a way to pass the time while marching or resting on campaign during the Resistance War.  It quickly spread throughout the mainland, carried wherever a Human mercenary or soldier could be found, and, as the design and play styles matured, became a beacon of beauty even amongst the horrors of war.  Today, the duduk is an instrument of comfort, inspiration and profound emotional weight in the hands of an experienced player."

The left pillar reads:

"Marimba:

This percussion instrument consists of a number of wooden plates of different size and thickness, underneath which are placed resonators made from gourds.  Said to perhaps be one of the oldest of Human instruments, its origins can be traced to some of their ancient Western settlements, coming to the East in the earliest Human and Olvi migrations, long predating those of the Prydaen and Rakash."
On the instruments display
Item Price Done
glitvire marimba with resonators done in an elaborate bas-relief 63,140   No
ironwood marimba with painted resonators 9,020   No
light-stained cherrywood duduk 13,530   No
diamondwood duduk with a stylized gryphon mouthpiece 180,400   No
ghironda inlaid with wrought-gold stalks of wheat upon the handle 18,040   No
tyrium-keyed ghironda 1,353,000   No
On the orange shelves
Item Price Done
set of wide darkstone armbands 360,800   No
kertig band flush-set with a squared alshabi stone 451,000   No
silversteel and alshabi stone miner's amulet 451,000   No
wide razaksel cuff set with a round of alshabi stone 433,862   No
On the blue shelves
Item Price Done
albatross feather quill with aldamdin embellishments 63,140   No
horsehair paintbrush with a long alerce handle 18,040   No
golden nib pen with an elaborately enameled handle 4,690   No
set of charcoal pencils of varying densities 4,690   No
On the purple shelves
Item Price Done
lacquered artist's kit done in bands of versicolored wood - contains a thick sheet of pallid art paper with scalloped edges x 10 451,000   No
darkstone drawing kit carved with intricate whorls - contains a sheet of smoky-tinged drawing paper with darker edges x 10 90,200   No
oceanic blue alerce writing kit - contains an elegant sheet of writing paper bearing a stylized knot watermark x 10 21,648   No
smooth silversteel painting kit shaped like a meshor fox - contains a canvas-textured sheet of stark white painting paper x 10 270,600   No
On the green shelves
Item Price Done
scrap of netting dangling shark's teeth 451   No
bracelet made of sprouted seeds trapped in amber 2,706   No
shadow-black leather armband sculpted to resemble a ring of shields 902   No
articulated bone bracer seared with the image of a wolf 1,804   No
wide cuff bearing a stylized ram surrounded by linked rings 2,706   No