!!7QBgUoRZH/p 08/21/10(Sat)08:52 No.11765027|
The slave market is a glaring cacophony of sound and putrid stink when compared to the
the cool shade of the slums you just came from. Instinctively your hands caress your bone punch daggers, and fat merchant looks at you nervously for a moment, but there is no threat to your coinpurse. Not yet at least, you think, peering at ‘Hawkeye’ a slaver associated with House Stel. Illiene is beside you, humming a drinking song he picked up in the brothel yesterday and sliding the beads on the lacquered wooden abacus back and
forth, his telekinesis creating small pops and whiffs of ozone as he calculates the people on the selling block.
‘Alright Torak,’ he says, ‘we can chose from the wretched, the unskilled slaves, and the premium slaves they have today.’
‘The wretched are really only useful for practice against our new recruits, but on rare occasion we might find someone worth saving there.
‘The unskilled slaves are a notch above. They are mostly healthy and usually commoners taken from a raid or builders the nobles no longer have use for.
‘Criminals are a mixed bag. Often they are violent, quite often mad, and sometimes they are just not worth it because they have unfound wounds or illnesses.
‘The premium slaves they have on display…oh hey look at that,’ he whistles as a fierce green eyed elfen lass, clad in Nibanae blue silks is lead to the holding pen. ‘Heh. Looks like some noble is selling off a concubine today. They usually go for the price of a good gladiator.’
‘Anyway the gladiators lined up are a Thrikreen warrior, some lost insect without a clutch. There is a human greatsword wielding fighter, a half-giant battlemind, a dwarf shaman and a gith monk.
Usually the gladiators will go for 200 c a piece abouts. Now I have pull with Hawkeye, but I can only sway ONE purchase down 20%. Its your call.’
>Posting summary of prices shortly