Thaïs’ Flame Emporium

Welcome to my new shop! Here, you will find a wide variety of goods all with a common theme – fire. I have loved fire ever since I was a girl and want to share that love with you all in practical fashion. Please feel free to browse and experiment. My shop manager Amyntas will be very happy to help you with any enquiries or if you set fire to anything by accident.

Thaïs of Athens

Shop Patron: Alexander III Son of Philip (so don’t even think of stealing anything!)
Resident God: Prometheus


Beeswax candles (small) 10dr.

Beeswax candles (large) 20dr.
Bonfire 50dr.
Firewood* 15dr.

Flint 1dr.
Five days notice is required for the purchase of this item

Hearth 250dr.
Includes installation
Lamps (small) 5dr.
Lamps (large) 8dr.
Naphtha 45dr.
Sold by the cup; a licence is required to purchase this item

Pitch 20dr.

Sold by the cup; a licence is required to purchase this item
Scented candles 15dr.
Sold in a variety of colours, idea for that special woman (wife, hetaira etc) in your life!
Torch (small) 5dr.
Torch (large) 20dr.
Good for long journeys through dark places
* Locally sourced

Opening Hours
The Flame Emporium is open from dawn to desk every day. I reserve the right to close the shop early during times of civil unrest or enemy attack upon Babylon (or the camp if it is under attack).

Fire. Mmmm.

We Are Hiring!
Please submit all applications on papyri to Amyntas giving your name, age (if known), and reason for wanting the job.
* Foragers for Firewood. Join an exciting new business and see the world as you hand pick the driest, firmest and most burnable wood from the countryside
* Candle / Lamp makers. Everyone wants to make a difference. How would you like to see your craftsmanship in the homes of the most powerful Macedonians?
* Trained Bonfire Starters. By trained I mean TRAINED. The first man who applied for this job was not and was last seen in the middle of the practice bonfire burning to death after thinking that was how you start a bonfire.
* Naphtha supplier. Must be willing to make regular trips to the naphtha fields. Bodyguards supplied. If you are attacked by fire, though, watch out! Regular pay + danger money given.
* Tent makers. For our new, exciting line of hearth-inclusive tents that will make smoking out the tent a thing of the past.

We Take Fire Seriously
Fire is not for fools! Here at my emporium, we want you to enjoy our fire related products responsibly. To that end, we will be holding regular classes to show you how to use them properly. Even while drunk. For more information, please speak to Amyntas.

Due to the dangerous nature of these items – especially after a night drinking in the Pella Wine Tent – licences are required to buy pitch and naphtha. Licences may only be brought from senior officer. The cost of said licence is negotiable depending on your relationship with him and his state of inebriation when you make your request.
Beware: Don’t get him too drunk as we need a valid signature AND WILL CHECK IT.

Do you have any ideas for what we might sell in the future? If so, please feel free to let either me or Amyntas know. Please be advised, however, that we do not and will never sell ear wax candles as that would be vile. I am amazed by the number of men who insist on suggesting it to me.

Ideas that I would be open to…

  • Persian rugs with images of fire on them.
  • Flame inspired jewellery.
  • Fire breathers (please, please, please!)
  • Scrolls telling the story of Prometheus (if you know of any that do so from his point-of-view then let me know – I will pay you good money for them)

Coming Soon
Fire Parties! Do you love fire as much as I do? Then why not come to my group? We will meet in my quarters every week and discuss fire in all its wonderful aspects. Nothing is beyond discussion whether it be fire from personal experience, in legend, religion etc. AND we don’t even need to discuss fire. Flame, smouldering (literal and figurative, ladies!), embers etc are also valid subjects.

No, we don’t give refunds. Think about it.

Thaïs’ Flame Emporium accepts no liability for the misuse of any of its products particularly when the victim has been drinking. You buy all our products at your own risk! If you respect fire, it will respect you. Remember that lesson and all will be well.

Should you accidentally set fire to anything, the following may be useful:
DO Throw sand or water over the fire
DO run out of the tent / house if the fire is out of control
DO remember to take your family / livestock with you
DON’T try to put the fire out by urinating over it
DON’T try to put the fire out with nearest barrel of wine
DON’T make your wife put out the fire while you run. This is COWARDLY.

A Kind Notice
Theft is not tolerated. Offenders will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and king’s whim. This means hands may be chopped off and bodies impaled, people, so don’t do it!

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