You say, 'Hail, Denken Strongpick'
Denken Strongpick says, 'Hello, _____. I am Denken Strongpick. I wish I could get off this rock, silly clan honor. My boss broke our rebreathers and we cannot go back to the mainland before we gather some goblin relics.'
You say, 'what goblin relics?'
Denken Strongpick says, 'There are supposedly goblin ruins around here somewhere. Fendlemend thinks we will find paydirt underwater. We did find one thing.'
You say, 'what did you find?'
Denken Strongpick says, 'We found a very fine sword blade.' Denken pulls open his pack and shows you a razor sharp sword covered with runes. 'I can't figure out what type of metal it is and I sure can't figure out what technique was used to forge it. Perhaps you would like to take it off my hands and [buy] it?''
You say, 'buy'
Denken Strongpick says, 'Out here, money is fairly useless to me. You see, I can't leave Fendlemend out here alone. I signed on with a very detailed contract. I could sure [use] a few things from the mainland though.'
You say, 'use'
Denken Strongpick says, 'I would be willing to part with this very fine blade for; a keg of Vox tail ale, a block of permafrost to keep it cool and two new rebreathers to get this operation back underway.'