At least an hour had passed sense they had landed. As usual, most of the crew split up and would report to Steed later on any possible supplies or trade offers they could benefit from. This was a good thing, as he didn’t want them to know he was using a business trip for personal reasons. Usually, it didn’t reflect well for a leader to do so. Now that he had the chance, he was wandering off on his own. Seemed like this port had a lot of small shops selling magical knick-knacks. Maybe he could find something good here.
After some time of looking through some of the shops with more variety in their merchandise and finding nothing of interest, he came across a smaller one. Figuring he had nothing much to lose, he went into the small building. Skimming through the things on sale, he eyes came across a scroll that had a similar symbol to one of the books on grey magic he found back in Equestria. Almost immediately he picked it up and starting reading through it. Unlike the other material he had found so far, this scroll was in excellent shape and the writing on it was well preserved. If that wasn’t enough, it was going for a decent price. Finally, he was making some real progress!
After looking around the rest of the store, he went up to the cashier’s desk. There was a hooded figure with their eyes covered, and yet he could tell that they were watching everything that was going on in their shop, and for some reason, they were paying quite a bit of attention to Steed. After he placed the scroll on the desk, they picked it up and examined it for a moment.
“…I’m afraid I cannot sell you this.” They stated. From the tone of their voice, she was a she.
Steed was puzzled at this. “W-what? Why not, it was in the discount section.”
The figure looked up more toward him and Steed could see her blue eyes peering underneath them.
“Yes, I do remember putting it there. But that’s not what I meant. I can’t sell this to you just yet… Steed Storm.”