The Black Market
Illicit merchants and backroom deals may be found all throughout Khalathor. In Scintar, the high tax rates and highly regulated economy has given rise to a plethora of groups willing to conduct trade outside of the power of the authorities. Many Krulllanders are almost confused by the prospect of paying higher prices for officially sanctioned goods, plus many of them make their living smuggling goods by land or by sea. Yardolan has seen a small surge in the black market, in part due to the necessity of the Lady’s War, where smugglers were very useful in getting valuable supplies through blocked Scintarese lines. Even in Bwollowland there is some degree of illicit trade, though here it mainly takes the form of forged or stolen artworks.