Tales from the Fallen Gate
The Silk Exchange
Tir-Paland is the center of Quodeth’s silk trade. The district is home to the workshops of weavers, dyers, tailors, and merchants dealing with silk. The Silk Exchange is a large, bustling hall where the precious material is bought and sold raw, woven, dyed, or finished. Merchants from all corners of Thule come here to buy their precious cargoes, and Quodeth’s silk producers come here to vend their wares.
The Exchange is nominally under the control of a high-ranking panjandrum who holds the title of Minister of Silk and Measures, but in practice the leaders of the Dyers’ Guild run the Exchange. Five members are elected each year to serve as the guild council and direct the guild’s activities, but the real power lies in the hands of the immensely rich silk trader Notho Reesh.