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Mar Juk-Adan, Dune TraderD&D Insider Article
Eye on Dark Sun
by Rodney Thompson

Few dune traders are as eccentric or as dangerous as Mar Juk-Adan, a human dune trader who travels across the length and breadth of the Tyr region in a caravan all his own. Though not the wealthiest or most well-known dune trader, he does have a reputation for being a man that knows how to get exactly what you need—for a price. Juk-Adan claims to have rarities from dozens of places and times. Not only does he deal in rare spices and hand-crafted goods from all of the city-states, he also buys and sells antiquities from citystates long gone.

With such an eclectic collection, it is no surprise that Juk-Adan rarely has more than one of any item on hand. Though he coyly refuses to explain where he obtained his wares to outsiders, the truth is that he has an uncanny, almost supernatural knack for finding things. On more than one occasion, Juk-Adan has sent his guards into the ruins of ancient cities and outposts to have them return laden with treasures of ages past. How he finds these ruins when they seem to hide from every other treasure hunter is a mystery,

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    About the Author

    Rodney Thompson is an RPG designer at Wizards of the Coast. Originally from Chattanooga, TN, his credits for Dungeons & Dragons include Monster Manual 3, the Dark Sun Campaign Setting, Player Essentials: Heroes of the Fallen Lands, Player Essentials: Heroes of the Forgotten Kingdoms, and Monster Vault.