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ILLICIT MARKETS

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Lets get one thing clear from the start.


You did NOT hear about illicit markets from us. Got that?

A Steampunk 'illicit market' (also known as 'the market that does not happen') is a combination of market and role-playing opportunity. It is themed around the “smuggling of exotica”.

 

People can bring objects to sell but the "Guild of Privateers, Illicit Entrepreneurs and Scoundrels"* are on the lookout for “the authorities” and will be enforcing a nominal charge.

The time that the market will begin will be announced in advance (this is generally discussed as a very closely guarded secret).​

​So how does the illicit market operate?

Selling

If you wish to sell you should turn up at the assigned time and place. You will be charged £2 (coins only) to enter and set up. All your goods must be carried in by you in a single trip and must be covered up/hidden from sight as you enter. No tables, chairs or other furniture are provided. Be imaginative with your display of wares. There may be prizes for the best. Have fun with your hawking and peddling.

At the end you will be given a ten minute warning to pack up and leave the area. If you exceed this time you may be liable to a spot fine.

Buying

Simply turn up at the assigned time and place. Entry is ten minutes after the start of set up. 

Peruse the wares and make your purchases. 

 

At the end you will be given a ten minute warning to leave the area. If you exceed this time you may be liable to a spot fine.

Everyone

If the lookouts warn of a “rosser” you should stand still and quietly feign innocence until the danger has past. The warning signal may be a whistle.

 

You should have a couple of pounds in coins in your pocket in case of spot fines. 

Any and all funds raised go towards the MoS’ charitable fund for donation or Lend With Care.

This is a very popular and fun feature. Please enter into it in the correct spirit. We reserve the right to refuse admission, refuse permission to trade and require anyone to leave without notice. 

Keep it splendid and keep it fun!

 

* The Guild of PIES or otherwise known as the "Piemen"

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