The empire is a place of wonders and strangeness, since its people and its merchants serve scaly masters with needs unlike those of the humans, dwarves, and minotaurs of the north and west. Here is a sampling of some of the unique goods found in the Empire’s bazaars, from Harkesh to Sarkland and Achillon to Na’akesh. For full descriptions of these items, you can snag a copy of Player’s Guide to the Dragon Empire.
Animals and Servant Beasts
Ant Lions, Giant: Eggs—500 gp; Mature Ant Lion—2,500 gp
Axe Beaks: Eggs—400 gp; Mature Axe Beak—2,000 gp; Saddle-Trained “War” Beak—5,500 gp
Baboons: Infant—45 gp; Mature Baboon—225 gp; Trained Guardian Baboon—600 gp
Camel: Infant—100 gp; Mature Camel—500 gp; Saddle-Trained “War” Camel—2,500 gp
Carbuncles: Carbuncle—450 gp; Mature Axe Beak—2,100 gp
Cave Giants: Warrior—5 gp or equivalent per day*; Slave-master—8 gp or equivalent per day; Giant Lizard Breeder—12 gp or equivalent per day
Clockwork Servants: Various—1,500 gp per CR on average
Crabs, Giant: Eggs—450 gp; Mature Crab—2,500 gp; Saddle-Trained “War” Crab—5,600 gp
Derhii: Slaves—2,250 gp; Mercenaries—15 gp per day
Dragonnes: Infant—1,650 gp; Mature Dragonne—3,250 gp; Saddle-Trained “War” Dragonne—5,600 gp
Giant Geckos: Eggs—450 gp; Mature Gecko—1,650 gp; Saddle-Trained “War” Gecko—2,600 gp
Goblins, Goblin Snakes and Mites: Slaves—1–4gp each; hirelings—1sp per day.
Green Eagles (“Saqretair”): Eggs—350 gp; Mature Eagle—2,250 gp; Saddle-Trained “War” Eagle—3,600 gp
Guard/Hunting Lizards: Guard Lizard—35 gp; Riding Lizard—175 gp
Ogre and Humbaba Bodyguards: Warrior—5 gp or equivalent per day*; Bodyguard—8gp or equivalent per day; Slavemaster/Captain/Torturer—12 gp or equivalent per day
Oliphaunts: Infant—450 gp; Mature Oliphaunt—2,250 gp; Trained “War” Oliphaunt—5600 gp
Ostrich: Eggs—40 gp; Mature Ostrich—240 gp; Saddle-Trained “War” Ostrich—650 gp
Parrot: Various—From 15 gp for a purely ornamental bird, up to 2,000 gp or more for a trained spy or spellcasting parrot
Porcupines: Mature Porcupine—25 gp; Mature Giant Porcupine—400 gp; Mature Dire Porcupine—650 gp
Scorpions: Greensting—45 gp; Ghost—165 gp; Cave—360 gp; Giant—1,275 gp; Deadfall—5,625 gp
Fire Wraps: 1,100 gp for mundane cloaks that provide a +1 circumstance bonus to saves vs. elemental damage, to 3,300 for magical cloaks that provide a +3 arcane bonus to saves vs. elemental damage
Heat Stones: 2–4 gp
Horn Bells: From 10 gp for silver ornamental bells, to 1,650 for mithral “war” bells (+1 to DC to resist dragon’s Frightful Presence)
Ivory Necklaces: 15 gp for a simple scrimshaw ornament, up to 36,000 gp for a Morza’s ceremonial necklace, inlaid with precious alloys and gemstones.
Platinum Coin Armor: Treat as masterwork +4,000 gp. Increase AC bonus by one step, decrease AC penalty by one step, in addition to normal masterwork bonuses
Razor Rope: 550 gp per age/size category of dragon
Wing Cuffs: 450 gp per age/size category of dragon
Food and Drink
Arbonesse Claret: 1,250 gp up to 3,600 gp for prize vintages
Aboleth Brain: 950 gp for salted and preserved stock to 3,600 gp for still-pulsing, in the skull sweetmeats
Basilisk Heart: 2,250 gp
Minor Magic Items and Curiosities
Dragonclaw-Blades: Various by type—price as masterwork or +1 blades, as per the PFCR
Dragonheart Extract: 25,000–50,000 gp per dose
Wind Jars: Various by type—anywhere from 10s p for a simple glass jar of spring air, to 25,000 gp for an adamantine vase containing thundercloud ozone from the Cloudwall Mountains
Black Miasma: 10,000–15,000 gp per dose
Bulwark Armor: Use the “Armor for Unusual Creatures” (non-humanoid) chart in the PFCR to adjust cost and weight
Dragon Seals: Since these are symbols of state, they are not normally for sale. If the PCs wanted to pay for the creation of a new one, or attempt to buy or sell one on the black market (most would be fakes), they would go for anywhere from 150,000 gp to 600,000 or even more. Even crude copies would go for 10,000 gp or more.
Claw Razors: Price as per the PFCR—treat as adamantine or mithral great sword
Fang Razors: Price as per the PFCR—treat as adamantine or mithral great axe
Levitation Bands: 1,000 gp per age/size category of the dragon
Orb of Remembrance: 20,000 gp (either color)
Purple Miasma: 10,000–15,000 gp per dose
Tail Razor: Price as per the PFCR—treat as adamantine or mithral falchion
*May be paid in weapons, armor, slaves, or food, rather than gold.
2 thoughts on “Exotic Trade Goods of the Mharoti Bazaars”
This is great, great stuff. Welp, off to buy the pdf.
I love how a Carbubcle turns into a mature Axebeak.
Great list! I am totally going to use this in a game I am playing. This is super helpful.