Ye Olde Sweete Shoppe

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Ye Olde Sweete Shoppe is a food shop in Solhaven. It is located one block east of North Market East.

[Ye Olde Sweete Shoppe]
The odor of cooking chocolate hangs so heavily in the air that you can almost taste it. Voices carry from the kitchen in a constant exchange of instructions, comments, and quips. Occasionally, the swinging door leaps open as a white-aproned Halfling or Elf brings out a pan of fresh morsels to stock the displays. You also see the confectioner Holly Sweetleaf, a wooden sign and a peanut brittle castle.

Menu

Welcome to Ye Olde Sweete Shoppe!

The confectioner Holly Sweetleaf offers her catalog to browse.
Holly exclaims, "Greetings stranger, have a look around!"

  Catalog
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  1. a chocolate truffle           6. a hollow chocolate sorcerer
  2. a chocolate cherry-cordial    7. a white chocolate empath
  3. an Elven chocolate bar        8. a maple-and-pecan cluster
  4. a Tyrecean cinnamon bon-bon   9. a Tyrecean-fried almond
  5. a solid chocolate Halfling
Castle

Wielding peppermint maces, gumdrop Halflings defend the peanut brittle ramparts against an attacking horde of lime sourball Orcs brandishing black anise warblades. Catapults built of grape and cherry candysticks have already launched saltwater taffy at the defenders, and several unlucky Halfers are hopelessly entangled in taffy blobs.

Holly Sweetleaf

Shorter than most elves, and also evincing more curves than most, Holly's bubbly giggle and constant sampling of her shop's wares are strong evidence that there is at least a smidge of halfling mixed somewhere into her lineage.  With her auburn hair covered by a lavender kerchief dusted with powdered sugar, sparkling blue eyes above an upturned nose and gowned and aproned in white, she is the closest thing to a sugar elemental that you've seen.

"You know, sweets make a wonderful gift," suggests Holly with a smile.

Holly unabashedly snitches a white chocolate dipped pretzel from a tray in the case and pops it into her mouth.

After wiping her hands on her apron, Holly rearranges each tray of goodies on display, moving the candies into neat rows toward the front of the case.

Holly steps briefly outside the front door of the shop, returning with a smile on her face as she inhales deeply. "You know, your nose gets used to the wonderful aromas in here and your mouth stops watering, unless you take in some fresh air from time to time.