art by Tihomir Tikulin-Tico
by Alter S. Reiss
4 Springsolm, 2347
Mercedrin & Hart, Specialty Importers, The Old Market, Tenrial
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of submitting to you an order, for which I have a pressing need.
While I cannot complain of any lack of promptness on your part, there seems to have been an unfortunate confusion in regards to my order; instead of 350 square feet of basilisk hide, your firm's agents delivered eight adult basilisks to my workshop on Lesser Iron Street. After petrifying one of my most productive apprentices, the basilisks escaped into the Merchants Quarter of Zand, leading to a good deal of trouble with my neighbors.