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The Painted Peddler
No one knows the true identity of this curious, wandering
merchant, but the Painted Peddler has, for the better part of the
last generation, been traveling throughout the
North Broadlands , setting up
camp (and shop) at whatever spot strikes his fancy.
He never remains in one place for very long.
The peddler has earned his moniker due to the fact that his face
is always painted, usually in some motif representative of the wild
places of the world.
The Painted Peddler is by no means a young man. A flowing, white beard
hangs to just below his waist, and a full, tangled mane of white hair drapes
down from his large head and splashes over his shoulders.
From time to time, the peddler sells special items that he's either found
during his travels, or purchased from adventurers.
The peddler travels throughout the realms on a painted, glowing wagon, drawn
by a pair of what he calls 'invisible horses'. Many believe that the wagon
propels itself via magic and that there are no horses involved in effecting
its movement -- invisible or otherwise.
It's long been rumoured that the Painted Peddler has (or knows where to find)
Varkyn's Ring of Motley Wonder. Some adventurers maintain
that the Peddler has told them that he does indeed have the ring and that he
intends to put it up for sale very soon.