It had been an eventful sort of month in the whole magic crystal trade, what with that mining shop in town announcing that they also had a supply. Obviously, Seveth had gone to check it out, and came away with a little something of his own. But the Curious Collections couldn't be neglected, and honestly it was almost more fun this way, not knowing exactly what you were going to get, or what you would need to trade in for it.
It was a pity that they weren't much for conversation, but at least the transaction was simple.
Seveth walked in with his usual smile, and his usual request.
"I couldn't interest you in a trade for a crystal, could I? This month I've got these." The bells had, mercifully, been easier to transport than, say, fish; it was always a good month when he didn't have to bring in anything live.
Seveth really didn't understand this fellow's business model, inasmuch as there was one - and there might not be, all things considered. They really might be some eccentric for whom this was their idea of a fun retirement, though in that case they would have had to be rich beforehand for other reasons. Berries for fish he could understand, as an exchange of one type of food for another or something to that general effect, but fish for magical creatures, and trinkets from that strange magicked house for elemental crystals? That was beyond the reach of even Seveth's imagination. Where did they even source these things?
Still, they did consistent business, and as long as he followed the trader's cues, nothing untoward ever happened. Seveth handed over the bells easily enough; once again, their not being live or slimy made the hand-off easier. "Here you are!" he said, and waited for the trader to take them.