There are all kinds of curious beings roaming through Daren every day, although only the bravest or stupidest do so
now these days, during what is being called the Age of Darkness. These wanderers belong to the most different trades
and they have free passage through the kingdoms as they travel offering their goods or services to anyone willing to
pay their price. This folk, according to the common knowledge, are great instruments to assess the situation the
world is in. Judging, at least by the ones that arrive in Valarai lately, gloomy and chaotic times are upon
One of these curious figures has been a common sight in Valarai these days. A merchant, the people say, using no
name to address his own despite his trade and "a friend." Even though the merchant calls himself a friend, he does
not seem to be everyone's friend as only a selected few get his attention. Normally, these people are adventurers,
travelers, mercenaries, or volunteers to the Setting Sun Church. The common folk do not seem to interest this
trader, and he pays them no mind.
However, to those few fortunate enough to be well received by this merchant, they say his services are more than
what could be expected from a simple regular traveling merchant. His packages and haversacks seem to be filled to
the brim with the most different kinds of artifacts one can ever lay up on the same day. That rendered the merchant
the nickname of Dragon's Treasurer. A name he would not deny, though smile in amusement.
These piles of real treasures, the merchant says, were acquired during his travels and adventures across Daren.
These, he swears, were too many to count, across so many different places that people would call him a liar if he
ever told the stories. So he does not, although he holds much data on what every artifact is and can do.
The strangest part, however, is not the number of artifacts he carries, nor the time one would have to have lived to
pile up that much treasure. The oddest trait of this merchant is that most of the time, to the few people the
Dragon's Treasurer decides are worthy of his services, he denies their gold and silver. No payment whatsoever is
asked nor accepted. A few odd times, however, the payment may vary from frivolous things to seemingly ordinary and