Waterdeep News10/05/2005

New Scent Makes Faces Glow

New Scent Makes Faces Glow

Waterdeep -- Yestereve, several Waterdhavian matrons were deeply frightened hours after applying a new scent to their faces. The fragrance, "Waterfall Kiss," is made and marketed by the half-elf Jhamanthra Tsathree, of Tsathree's Comforts shop on Golden Serpent Street in North Ward. Jhamanthra confirms her first sales were made early yesterday, but insists she was "entirely unaware" that Waterfall Kiss can make faces glow. The fragrance is a secret brew of herbs in water, which creates a clear, strong-smelling, slightly oily liquid used as a facial wash. It removes dirt and "tired skin" and leaves its scent behind.

The glow -- a vivid lime green that comes on suddenly, and lasts for hours -- occurs only when certain rouges and powders are applied to Kiss-treated skin. Most of the startled users were furious (one has reportedly hired a mage to "Do to that trickster what she did to me!"), but several enjoyed the attention.

Young wealthy Waterdhavians are flocking to Tsathree's Comforts to procure their own supplies. Kiss sells for 3 gp/handbottle -- but may soon be more: street resale prices of 6 to 9 gp have been reported. A new fad may be in the making, as revelers experiment with making other skin areas glow.

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Ed Greenwood is the man who unleashed the Forgotten Realms on an unsuspecting world. He works in libraries, writes fantasy, sf, horror, mystery, and even romance stories (sometimes all in the same novel), but he is still happiest churning out Realmslore, Realmslore, and more Realmslore. There are still a few rooms in his house with space left to pile up papers in . . .

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