Swords of Stormhaven
Redbeard Rental Storage and Shipping
This three-floor warehouse stands hard by the public wharf on the western edge of the Wyvern Bay. Shaped like an arrowhead, with two converging wings, it is the tallest, most massive stone structure in town and is steadily being improved to make it more defensible and fireproof. The uppermost floor was converted from timber to stone barely three seasons ago, and the thatch was replaced by a new roofpeak and tiles. Owned by Sarp Redbeard, this establishment is the cleanest, most heavily guarded, and best kept storage facility on the entire Kaspakari road. It is a great example of how the wise merchant invests heavily in his business to make slow and steady money rather than pulling out as many coins as possible and letting the business sink into squalor. Trained war dogs aid veteran warriors in guarding the place against rats, snakes, and larger, two-legged vermin. A rooftop watchpost guards against surprise pirate attacks or raids from the air, and the entire compound is designed to give fire, even incendiary missiles, little to feed on. Even the loading dock is the best seen anywhere. It is covered from the weather, amply equipped with flatcarts, and fitted with overhead rolling-beam hoists. The guards here have been specially trained in vigilance, and the warehouse crew takes care to give all cargo the best handling possible. The crew covers things that must be kept from the light, moves things about that should be moved from time to time, and uses handbarrows of fireheated rocks to heat cold corners of the warehouse during winter storms so that temperature-sensitive cargo is not damaged. Redbeard’s Rental Storage is superior business; Redbeard is to be commended.