Merchant specializing in discrete transport of valuable items and luxury foods -- particularly Dwarvish ale
Travelling between Dale and Bree, usually staying in inns. Currently in Bree primarily.
Lane does not speak of her childhood, but if pressed may mention spending most of her teenage years working on a farm, giving her greater credibility in the quality of the food she transports, though she remains vague on the details. She has much familiarity with Bree and its surrounding settlements, though she remains on the outskirts if in the region for trade and avoids the city.
She spent most of her early twenties with a travelling merchant/smuggler band in the Dale region and learned the trade from those in that group who became her mentors. Her primary mentor, an older smuggler named Greyson who became like a father to her, has since retired, and she acts as heir to his business and has taken over most of his trade connections and routes.
Lane is willing to trade and carry nearly any goods for a reasonable price, carrying furs, alcohols, pipeweed, and other goods between settlements and lands. Her standard procedure is to charge a fee for transport of special goods to sellers, taking a cut of profits, though standard goods she pays for up front and sells at a profit.
If there is a city under siege or heavy tariff, she will transport food and goods outside regulations for sufficient payment. She has also been known to trade in Dwarven ales, including the treasured Moria Stout, avoiding the rather high taxes and tariffs at either end often placed on such beverages (and has acquired a bit of a taste for these herself).
She will also deal in any small items that may be easily transported, particularly old and rare relics, though she requires an independent assessment of value before acting as the middleman in such dealings. There is a small network of such suppliers through Bree-land and adjacent regions, and many among them may know of her and have traded with her in the past.
[Note from the author: Walk-up RP welcomed, or feel free to reach out here on the Archives. I am happy to establish backstory connections (positive and negative) throughout any regions she would have been active]
perhaps one, but none she would speak of publicly
Good food and drink, fine fabrics, laughter with friends and associates, apples, flowers, hot cocoa, pastries
Gambling, drunkenness, being in debt to anyone, sleeping outdoors
To have a good living and an interesting life, to meet interesting people and experience adventure, to keep her mentor’s trade going and make a name for herself as well
"I may not have much t' my name but at least I sleep in a bed!"