Stormhelm’s largest market serves as the main
attraction in Midland. People from all over the city descend
daily on the stands, stalls, and tents that form the backbone of
the open-air market. Vendors hawk a variety of wares, mostly
foodstuffs and minor crafts, in the wide semicircular plaza
between Eodred’s Circle and Eodred’s Walk.
All manner of foods and handicraft from Stormhelm’s holdings and the rest of Returned Abeir appear in the Gold Market. Several carts sell fresh-made meals and sugary snacks, from Varisian borsht to Oliphant Ears (fried on the backs of tower shields). The wide variety of foods available make this a popular market, and some city leaders speculate that at least half the city’s residents visit the market at least once a month.
One small and irregularly appearing stall sells trinkets that the proprietor, Sagitar Tiguan, claims are minor magical items or elixirs and tonics created through alchemy. Although many locals wonder about the authenticity of his goods, whenever he appears in the market, the shining silk tent in which he holds forth is constantly surrounded by adventurer types.