A life in trade

Nibby proves his worth…

Tallis Steelyard

There is a lot to be said for a life in trade, it can be one of comfortable prosperity allowing the merchant in question considerable disposable income from which he or she can fund the finest of all arts, poetry.

One such merchant was Yondal Halthorn. He started as a butcher’s boy and rose to become one of the wealthiest men in Port Naain, with a score of different businesses and ventures. He was a tough man, but was generally regarded as fair. He had one daughter whom he doted on, but interestingly he doted on her so much he insisted she was properly brought up and educated

Siecle Halthorn was an only, and very pretty, child. Thanks to her father’s policy of making sure she had to learn to darn her own socks and wash by hand every garment she owned, (he never gave her a dress allowance, but…

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