Cipher Syndicate
Hello there! You've reached the (former) Cipher Syndicate!

We're not accepting new members anymore, unfortunately.
Cipher Syndicate

A merry band of roleplayers cavorting around in a land called Adonia
 
HomeFAQSearchRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Linebeck Trading

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2, 3 ... 11 ... 21  Next
AuthorMessage
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Linebeck Trading   Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:56 pm

This seaside shop sees a fair amount of traffic from adventurers, sailors, and antique collectors alike. The ground floor boasts a variety of eye-catching treasures to draw in potential customers. Some scattered gold coins sit on his counter along with a bunch of treasure maps. Normally it wouldn't be such a great idea to leave such treasures out there on display, but everyone in town understands the price of theft and not many are willing to risk it. The owner is quite confident that the law will protect him, so he's pretty lax and presents a relaxed and casual environment for his customers.

The second floor is Linebeck's living space. Naturally, no customers are allowed here. It sports all the standard amenities including a kitchen, bathroom, etc. Recently a third floor was built, and Linebeck moved his sleeping area up there. The second floor bedroom has been converted into a room where Linebeck keeps his favorite treasures, the ones he has no plans to sell. Most of his merchandise is kept in the basement. Again, no customers allowed in the basement. Though he does keep some hired help that are permitted access.



Services: Find a great treasure while out adventuring but have no idea what to actually do with it? Linebeck Trading is here to help! Linebeck will gladly appraise your treasure and exchange it for the appropriate amount of money. Have nothing to sell? Not a problem! Linebeck will happily sell you a treasure map at a discount along with an agreement that anything you find, you bring to Linebeck for appraisal and exchange. He's also willing to part with any of the treasures he has on display, for the right price of course.

Business Hours: Linebeck Trading is open on Monday - Friday between the hours of 8AM - 5PM. On Saturday and Sunday, he travels to Friezant with his most valuable treasures to auction them off to the wealthy locals.

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 12:52 am

Leticia stumbles through the door, sopping wet. The sky outside is pouring buckets. As soon as she enters, she apologizes for the mess.

"Sorry to be leaving tracks in here on a day like this. Or any day at all, actually, but it's such a mess. Is this the train station? No, clearly not, I must have gone left instead of right. Ooh, shiny things! How much are they?"

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:00 am

"Hey, calm down there little lady! Cries the shop owner from behind the counter. "One thing at a time. Now relax. Take your time and see all the wonders of Linebeck Trading!"

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:01 am

"Linebeck Trading? Interesting, interesting! What sort of business do you do here?"

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:06 am

"We deal in only the finest of treasures! I get my stock from adventurers who travel all over the world. If you're looking for something in particular, I might just have it! Or maybe you just want something pretty. Look around. Bring it to the counter and we'll talk price. Just be careful. You break it, you buy it."

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:12 am

Leticia looks over the treasures, until she finds an eyeglasses frame that looks almost identical to hers: thick, sturdy round frames. There is one notable difference: it appears to be made of gold! It likely isn't made out of PURE gold, which would be very impractical. But... it certainly looks worthwhile!

"How much does this cost?"

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:20 am

Linebeck opens a large book. "A good eye you have there! Let me just check the catalog...ah there we go! The Gold Specs. An item made almost entirely out of gold! If it were, it'd be incredibly valuable! But there's some impure metals included in the design. Most likely to make sure it retains its shape. As it is though, it's a steal at 4500G!"

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:22 am

"It's a deal!" Leticia says eagerly as she hands over nine-tenths of her savings.

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:25 am

Linebeck eagerly counts his money. "An excellent purchase! Would you like a container for your new treasure? Help yourself to a complimentary carrying case."

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:27 am

"Thanks, Mr. Linebeck! Er, assuming the place is named after you."

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:31 am

"Of course she is!" Linebeck stands proudly, hands at his hips. The name's Linebeck. Retired treasure hunter and now the proud owner of all you see around you!"

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:35 am

"It's a pleasure to do business with you, Linebeck! But, uh... I don't have very much money left, so I can't buy anything else. But I was wondering if you could offer me a map?"

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:38 am

"A map? I'm afraid my treasure maps will run you a good 500G a pop. Though I might be able to cut you a deal if you're really interested in hunting for treasure!"

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:41 am

"I meant a city map, because I need to find the train station. But treasure hunting sounds excellent too! I, uh, only have 500G left, though, and I need to buy food and somewhere to sleep. Sorry. Maybe next time!"

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:48 am

"Hmm... Linebeck puts his hand to his chin in thought, then instantly looks like he's had a brilliant idea. "Aha! Alright small fry, you look like a good kid. I can tell you really want both maps, so I'll cut you a deal. I only have my one city map, but I can part with it along with one of my treasure maps if you promise to do me a favor. My errand boy ran out on me to go flirt with some skirt he fell for at the local inn. Drag his sorry rear back here, and both maps are yours, absolutely free!

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:51 am

"Oh, thank you so much! I get the city map first so I can find the inn and find my way back, and when I return I get the treasure map?"

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:55 am

"Of course! I don't expect you to run around in the rain all day on a witch hunt. Here, take my city map. Just bring my no good errand boy back here, and you'll get yourself a nice treasure map in addition to that city map. Oh, and you should know what the boy looks like. Here's his picture."

https://wiki.teamfortress.com/w/images/a/ad/Merch_Scout_Portrait.png?t=20121014080346

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:04 am

"Of course, Mr. Linebeck!"



Several hours later, and right as the shop hours are closing, Leticia returns. She looks decidedly worn, with one lens of her glasses cracked, her hair more messed up than usual, and her clothes singed, and still lightly smoking.

Fortunately, she has the errand boy in a firm grip behind her. His clothes are soaking wet, even more than the weather should cause, and they smell strongly of fish.

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:10 am

"Ah, excellent! You brought my useless errand boy as promised!" Yeah, yeah... The Scout, or as he's known by his cover, The Errand Boy, crosses his arms and grumbles to himself. Linebeck on the other hand rolls up a treasure map and hands it to Lecticia. "And for my end of the bargain, your treasure map, courtesy of my errand boy's paycheck." "Ey! That ain't fair!" "Life ain't fair, and neither was your walking out on such short notice!"

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:14 am

"Maybe with this I can get some money and be financially stable again! Thanks again, Linebeck! And thank you, Errand Boy, for not putting up a fuss like the other three guys. You were surprisingly easy to manhandle!" She says all this with the widest smile on her face, so it's not clear if she's genuinely thanking him or teasing him.

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:19 am

"Tch. Whatever, lady." The Errand Boy rolls his eyes. "I thought you might be looking for a quick profit, so I selected a map for you with that in mind. According to the map, the treasure should be somewhere in the lands around town. Bring whatever you find back here, and I'll buy it from you for a fair price. Hopefully whatever I can give you will be enough to last ya for a good while."

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:40 am

"Oh, that sounds great! You're so kind! I'll go right away, and I'll report to you as soon as the shop opens tomorrow!"

--Leticia's Treasure Hunting Journey (abridged version)--:
 

Leticia returned to Linebeck Trading with the treasure (an ornate golden carving of a pumpkin) under the warm, inviting morning sun.

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:44 am

Inside, the errand boy is sweeping the inside of the shop and Linebeck is happily counting his money. "Ah, back so soon! How did the treasure hunt go?"

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Death-chan
Libero
Libero


Posts : 10626
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 18
Location : The moon.

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:49 am

"It was..." Leticia pauses to think of the best word to describe it. "Wet. But I found it. It was buried in someone's pumpkin farm. Which makes sense, given that the treasure is a golden pumpkin. Also, the farmer let me sleep in her house, so it was even better than I thought it would be."

_________________
Back to top Go down
Zerdark
Emperor of the Multiverse
Emperor of the Multiverse
avatar

Posts : 19347
Join date : 2013-07-15
Age : 20
Location : Cipher HQ

PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   Sun Aug 02, 2015 2:50 am

"An interesting tale. Well, put her on the counter and I'll see what she's worth."

_________________
Here's a link to my bios.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/f78-chris-s-bios
...I finally updated my signature. Welp. That's it. I don't have a joke or anything. You can go home now. Why are you still reading this? You're not getting anything else. Oh okay, fine. Here.
http://ciphersyndicate.forumotion.com/t2486-employee-lounge
Go crazy.
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Linebeck Trading   

Back to top Go down
 
Linebeck Trading
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 21Go to page : 1, 2, 3 ... 11 ... 21  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Cipher Syndicate :: Regions :: West Drachurst :: Monteport-
Jump to: