Linaras, 15th day of Reapember, 432 AC
First Watch rising 12
Business Is Blossoming at Magical Notions
by Kendermage, Staff Writer
Palanthas – Though it has been open for a little over a month Magical Notions is doing a brisk amount of business.
The Herald asked patrons of Magical Notions to rate their experience. Overall people rated their experiences as good.
Evelyn Sweetwater, 45, courthouse scribe, told the Herald, "Since I started using the Feverfew Tea I bought here, my arthritis has given me no problems. I feel as good as I did when I was 20."
Aegir Kegstand, a local dock worker, told the Herald, "normally I don't come ta places like this, but las week I has a bad ache in me tooth. One of the lassies suggested I chew on a bit o' ginger root. They're kinda bitter, but it worked, so I came ter get some more; startin to like the taste o' it too."
Melody Penniweather, 22, cleaning woman, came out of Magical Notions smiling, "I caught me a man," she told the Herald. "It was all thanks to that apple ritual they taught me. It was simple, and all it took was an apple, a knife, and a couple of candles. Now I got me a fine man. If I can do it anyone can."
Not everyone coming out of Magical Notions was happy however, Senator Revas Miramar came out fuming. "Those blasted witches sold me a cream that was supposed to induce visions," he told the Herald. "It did that well enough but it also caused me to start itching up a storm. I came here to demand my money back, but they claim it isn't their fault I'm allergic to the cream."
Lydia Stromwell of Magical Notions was happy to give the Herald a few comments. "We sell many herbal remedies here for everything from the common cold to arthritis. That makes up the biggest portion of our sales, but we also offer rituals, magic candles, and divination. Unlike the other magic shops in town we don't carry weapons, armor or engage in trades for such items. If a customer comes to us with that in mind we happily redirect them to wither the Three Moons or Quickhand's. Also unlike the other magic shops, we don't withhold our products or services if someone is unable to pay. All that is are gifts from the Living Krynn; we do not own them anymore than one can own the air. If someone is truly in need we make other arrangements with them; most volunteer some time in our garden in return for a much needed remedy or ritual. We charge only a nominal fee for the work that goes into preparing the remedies, rituals, and divinations. Our profit is in seeing people happy and healthy."