A House Divided
Mary is the inherited owner of Crossed Sword, arguably the finest martial arms shops. Both a forge and a market, Crossed Sword was built by Mary’s grandfather Eric Swordsmith. Upon his death in the longstanding Dwarvish war, Ownership transferred to Adam Swordsmith who enjoyed maintaining the shop for barely a season before falling to his father’s fate. Were it not for the both valuable and valiant manner in which her family served, Crossed Sword would have fallen under the property of the Duke, as Adam had no male offspring to bequeath it. After a lengthy but successful petition to the Duke, Mary was granted Crossed Sword making her one of the few female business owners in the duchery and the only one to operate a forge and weapon’s shop. Mary is in constant and fierce competition with Aladis the Fletcher.