Tales from the Fallen Gate
Gold, jewels, fabulous works of art, and ancient treasures await discovery in the many ruins that cover Thule’s landscape. Magic, however, is rare. Most ordinary people never see a magic item, or even see a spell cast.
- Magic items can’t be bought. No matter how much gold the heroes accumulate, there simply isn’t a marketplace—no one has magic items for sale. The only exceptions are potions of healing, which can be brewed by a handful of apothecaries and alchemists. Those are available at the normal price, provided the heroes are in a location where potion-crafters can be found.
- Magic items can’t be sold. No one knows what an enchanted item might be worth, and so even wealthy NPCs are unwilling to purchase items. However, patrons and NPCs with arcane knowledge might recognize the value of powerful magic. Unwanted magic items may be very valuable in trade for favors or influence.
- NPC spellcasters are unavailable. In general, adventurers can’t count on finding a NPC to cast a needed spell or perform a ritual. Major temples in large cities offer the best opportunity to locate NPC spellcasters, but most priestly orders jealously guard their magic and don’t use it for the sake of others unless they see a clear benefit to themselves for doing so.