A Cold Day in Hell
The Exchange is a truly unique place in Greenville. Trade in Greenville is very profitable due to the nearby rivers, two nearby major trade cities, and it also being a perfect place to change from land/sea travel to sea/land travel. This made it possible for a place like The Exchange to exist.
It’s a huge building with several sections. The front is a very small desk with a bell, and next to it a very small office to discuss business. Behind that is a huge room as well as a whole bunch of small rooms. The East Winds Trading Company would only buy things that could be turned around quickly and were in perfect condition. The Exchange works on the principle that items are easily fixed and that anything exotic will sell at some point. The proprietor Frannie Coapt buys things ‘slightly worn’ for cheap, fixes them, and then sells them for at least twice as much. She also will deal in a lot of things others wouldn’t, like live cargo (exotic mammals, monsters, plants, and the ilk). She seems to have a natural affinity to them, and the dying things she buys will become flourishing adults. Not to mention, she has a tendency of letting them roam the warehouse, making security a non-issue.
Money must not be an issue since the return on many of those investments must take years. Yet, she lives quite modestly and not in the warehouse.