When: 14th of Last Seed 582 (August 14) - 8pm EST onwards. - Coincident with the official "holiday" of Merchant's Festival!
Where: Port Hunding Docks, Stros M'Kai
Overflow: if it gets crowded, rpers should probably head to other nearby areas such as one of the open buildings or the tavern.
What: A gathering of buyers and sellers of illegitimate goods - anything not openly allowed under Covenant law (or its individual nations). This should be fairly self-explanatory. If you simply want to hawk standard merchandise, you -can-, but you might not get that much attention.
This purports to be a pretty informal event, at least first time 'round - the participant RPers should set the tone and mood. This is more about NETWORKING than storytelling. Many of us playing less-than-savory characters can't really 'open up' in city taverns, or simply walk up to each other on the street and announce our underground habits. But if you're involved in black market trade, a certain amorality is assumed - and offers many benefits for mutual gain. *wink*
We'll need folks playing roles such as:
Pirates getting rid of excess booty
Thieves selling off stolen gains
Fences for said thieves
Traders in forbidden books and dark magic paraphernalia
Assassins and mercenaries looking for hire
Courtesans and consorts offering other pleasures for coin
Dealers of illicit substances - both mind altering and body-poisoning
Information brokers, informants, and spies hoping to pick up profitable information on illegal or treasonous activity
Pickpockets seeking to take advantage of distracted customers and merchants
... and of course, actual CUSTOMERS, though I suspect a lot of bartering will be going on as well!
Obviously because of phasing, you WILL want to "travel to" (teleport) to someone else attending. If you are in one of the OOC RP guilds this should be easy enough - otherwise ask me for a temporary group invite (@DuchessOfKvetch).
This *is* in a starter area, so I do expect some trolls. However, we may also pick up some new rpers who don't know about TESO-RP.com! If you see someone walking around and engaging the marketeers in an earnest manner, please be sure to make them feel welcome and invite them to either the NARP and/or TCC guild as well as the website.
Due to popular demand(!), this will be a repeating event every 2-3 weeks.