Swords of Lastwall
This small shop makes use of a fine white sand found in ridges west of the village to make glass beads, marbles, and small figurines. (Thieves buy lots of marbles, which they throw behind them to encourage pursuers to slip and take tumbles.) Galandor o’ Galandor, the shop’s owner, is a dwarf almost as tall and as fine-featured as a man; his family has intermarried with humans for some five generations. All of the living Galandors, a family loved and respected locally, work in the shop. The Galandors’ specialties are lenses that allow those of failing sight to see and small birds and other ornamental pieces that contain air chambers and holes that allow them to be played as tiny ocarina-like musical instruments. They custom-grind the lenses for thousands of gold pieces each, selling to the noble and the wealthy in both Magnimar and beyond. They also sell off-the-shelf lenses in assorted strengths for 500 to 1,000 gp. The glass instrument ornaments typically sell for 40 to 60 gp each. An unnamed temple in the Inner Sea region recently ordered 16 blown-glass dragons with channels through their bodies constructed so that incense smoke could be made to drift out of the open jaws and nostrils of the wyrms. The Galandors’ work is the best, and they provide a comfortable place for clients to wait and sip herb tea or mild mushroom ale while they wait for wares to be readied. Some beautiful glass wind chimes and hanging drift sculptures are placed around this seating area to entice visitors to buy. An arrangement of glass blades of descending sizes exhibited here is particularly striking.