Note: The text below continues from a previous article, and constitutes Part II in a three-part sequence.
Making a Deal.
When you discover wonderful stuff in a marketplace — if you somehow get a great deal on a spell for your spellbook, a legitimate magical item, or some masterwork plate armor — it is likely to be through one of two scenarios:
- It will be up for public auction and your window for appraising and acquiring it will be short. (Worse, it will only be open to you if you notice the opportunity in the first place!)
- Or else the item will be tucked away somewhere, treasured by its current owner or on reserve for a valued customer, or kept in good condition for the right buyer, should he or she someday happen along.