That is one sweet axe. It's got great damage and has +1 accuracy.
This would make a great weapon for my usual duty shifts in Yhoator.
Also, I really want to get one and shove it through the face of one of those damned Garrison NPCs.
A goblin needs goals, you know.
Anyway, these axes don't come cheap and, as it doesn't look like I'm going to be winning one in Garrison any time soon, I decided I'd just have to buy one.
I saved and saved and saved. I looted every adventurer's corpse. I sold everything I (read: Pathfinder) had.
Finally, after almost a month, I was able to save up enough to buy the axe.
I was practically giddy.
Clutching my wallet, I ran to the nearest Auction House to buy one.
I look through the Auction House listings...
What the hell?
The axe that cost 300,000 gil last week is now well over 400,000.
Why would people suddenly start raising the price of an item until it's practically unbuyable?
I mean, I respect the cruelty required for such an act, but even I think that's cold.
Hmmm... Maybe it's time to educate a few people about economics.
I found the name of the guy who started jacking up the price in the first place. Then, I called a few Beastmen friends to keep an eye out for him.
It took a few hours, but one of my Goblin friends spotted him leveling in Yuhtunga.
I hopped on the first Airship and was off to Yuhtunga.
I stepped into the jungle quietly.
Shhhhhh. Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We're hunting fo' wetards.
There he was, a Hume warrior.
Doing that to your own people. That's just wrong.
I snuck up on him and his entire party. As soon as he went out to pull another Mandragora, I went to work.
The White Mage went first. Then, the Black Mage. After that, the rest fell in a few seconds.
Then, it was just me and him.
He ran back, an angry Mandy in tow, only to find his entire party dead.
The look on his face was priceless.
The Mandy was just about to kill him, when I waved him off. He didn't look too happy about it, but there's not much a walking flower can do to a Goblin with a sword.
GoblinSmithy>> Don't mention it.
GoblinSmithy>> Did you happen to sell a Military pick recently?
Warrior>> Yeah... A few days ago.
Warrior>> Why do you ask?
GoblinSmithy>> I was just wondering why you'd raise the price.
Warrior>> Well, there were none for sale at the time.
Warrior>> I knew someone would want it, so I put it up for more.
GoblinSmithy>> Do you really think it's fair to do that?
GoblinSmithy>> To just raise the price because people want it?
GoblinSmithy>> Do you?
Warrior>> If people want it bad enough, they'll pay for it.
GoblinSmithy>> True, true.
GoblinSmithy>> I just had one more question.
GoblinSmithy>> How much would you pay for your spine?
Warrior>> I don't know what you mean.
That's when I stabbed him.
And stabbed him.
And stabbed him.
Now, some of you probably think I stabbed him to death, but no.
The idea crossed my mind, but no.
GoblinSmithy>> What's it worth to you?
Warrior>> What's what worth?
GoblinSmithy>> Your life.
GoblinSmithy>> What will you pay for me not to kill you?
Warrior>> You can't do that.
GoblinSmithy>> Are you sure?
Stab, stab, stab.
GoblinSmithy>> Those holes in your chest would seem to disagree.
Goblinsmithy>> And I think the blood loss speaks for itself.
Warrior>> Okay, okay!
Warrior>> How much do you want?
GoblinSmithy>> 300,000 gil.
Warrior>> 300,000 gil?!
GoblinSmithy>> Well I could just go back to stabbing...
Warrior>> NO! NO!
Warrior>> I'll pay!
GoblinSmithy>> Oh, I'm sorry.
GoblinSmithy>> It's 320,000 now.
Warrior>> That's ridiculous!
GoblinSmithy>> Well, it's the only life you have.
GoblinSmithy>> I figure you'd pay more.
GoblinSmithy>> If you really wanted it.
Goblinsmithy>> It's 340,000 now.
Warrior>> OH COME ON!!!
That went on for about another twenty minutes. Eventually, I got him up to 450,000 gil and he told me that was all he had.
I kindly took the money.
I then unkindly stabbed him in the neck.
In the end, I think he learned a valuable lesson. Something like "a penny saved is a penny earned".
Or "if you act like a prick and jack up prices for no reason, someone will find you and stab you in the neck".
That's a good lesson to learn.