Against the Elemental Evil
Female Human Trader
Linene is a sharp-tongued human woman of thirty-five. Most would call her lovely, but her acerbic wit often rubs people the wrong way. That and she often has a look of disapproval on her face. She usually dresses in finely tailored pants, flowing silk shirts, and short embroidered tunics. A small abacus hangs from a leather thong on her belt, and her left hand often strays to fiddle with the beads. While few in the town call her a friend, her loyalty and respect is iron-clad once earned. She has a reputation for being one to drive a hard bargain, but none can say that she has every cheated a customer (or paid a copper more than necessary). She also refuses to sell her goods to anyone she thinks might harm the town.
Linene works for the Lionshields, a merchant company based in the city of Yartar, over a hundred miles to the east. They ship finished goods to Phandalin and other small settlements throughout the region. Linene has been under fire, as the Phandalin outpost has been hit hard by banditry. Linene has been looking for a solution to the problem for months.
When the party found several crates of goods with the Lionshield Coster mark on them, they returned them to Linene. While suspicious at first, she was soon greatly overjoyed to reclaim her goods and that the banditry problem had been at least partially addresses. This has favorably disposed her to the party, and she has promised to aid them as best she can, though she was quick to point out that she still needed to turn a decent profit!