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King Orghum's Coffer

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Anonymous

Description

King Orghum's Coffer is a small-sized chest, ordinary in appearance. It is remarkably light, almost weightless, which offers clue to its true magic. Once a day, the Coffer will create gold from naught. When King Orghum himself possessed the Coffer, the supply within was limitless. Those who have found it since report that the Coffer eventually disappears after having dispersed enough gold to shame even the wealthiest of merchants. Where and why it vanishes is still a mystery.

Rumors

Well, if you're able to spend some gold in order to make a lot of gold, I have a deal for you. There's a chap a bit to the [direction] in the [tavern name] who knows how to get to King Orgnum's Coffer. If you've never heard about the coffer, it's the magical item that keeps on giving. Head toward the [tavern name] right away because I don't know how long this guy will be there.

Some chap [direction] of here in the [tavern name] is making a profit that would make King Orgnum himself proud. He says he knows where Orgnum's magical coffer is, but he needs several hundred gold pieces to say. Despicable, in my opinion.

It never ceases to amuse me how much money people will spend to get rich quick. If you want to see what I mean, go [direction] to the [tavern name]. If he hasn't left yet, there's a man there willing to tell you how to find King Orgnum's Coffer, the key to a lifetime of wealth - for a price. Don't bring any money with you if you go or he'll talking you out of it all.

Well, I won't ask you how you knew who to question about King Orgnum's Coffer. Someone on the street must have told you where [Name] was conducting his business. He or she probably doubted my authenticity, given the suspicious nature of the [city name] citizenry. I assure you that if you follow my advice, you will be a very rich [race]. All I ask is [amount] gold - a small advance on your forthcoming salary.

Of course, everyone wants to know if King Orgnum's Coffer is a fact or a myth. But if they knew the Coffer existed and where it is, how many would be brave enough to go after them? Most people wish for a magic box always full of money, but are too lazy or frightened to follow their dream. My name is [Name] and if you have the will and [amount] gold pieces, I will tell you how to find King Orgnum's Coffer.

I am [Name]. I know how you may find King Orgnum's Coffer and I will tell you, for a price, of course. [amount] gold pieces, to be exact. This may seem like a lot of money, but with the Coffer, you will have a daily income most people in [city name] dream of making annually. I think the price is fair. Your reply, [race]?

Tavern Encounters

"Well, I won't ask you how you knew who to question about King Orghum's Coffer." A tall gentleman turns to you and shakes your hand. "Someone on the street must have told you where [Name] was conducting his business. He or she probably doubted my authenticity, given the suspicious nature of the [city name] citizenry. I assure you that if you follow my advice, you will be a very rich [race]. All I ask is [amount] gold - a small advance on your forthcoming salary."

You hear a snort of derisive laughter behind you. "Of course, everyone wants to know if King Orghum's Coffer is a fact or a myth. But if they knew the Coffer existed and where it is, how many would be brave enough to go after them? Most people wish for a magic box always full of money, but are too lazy or frightened to follow their dream. My name is [Name] and if you have the will and [amount] gold pieces, I will tell you how to find King Orghum's Coffer."

The man to your right looks at you strangely after you mention the coffer, as if to analyse your intentions. "I am [Name]. I know how you may find King Orghum's Coffer and I will tell you, for a price, of course. [amount] gold pieces, to be exact. This may seem like a lot of money, but with the Coffer, you will have a daily income most people in [city name] dream of making annually. I think the price is fair. Your reply, [race]?"

Location

"Thank you very much, [race]. The gold will come in handy. I hope you can make equally good use of my information. King Orghum lost his Coffer eighty or more years ago, during one of the marine battles with the Emperor of Tamriel, who was then Antiochus Septim. After the loss, Orghum's island kingdom of Pyandonea ceased to be a world power - probably because the King could no longer afford as great a fleet as before. The Coffer washed ashore on Summurset Isle, where it was an elusive presence. If I were you, I'd go to a place called the [dungeon name], and see if you can find the map that leads to the Coffer. I'll inscribe its location onto your map of the continent. I wish you good luck."