Curse of the Crimson Throne
Hessim, Newby, and Sage Paint Manufactory
The storefront is twisted and sagging, and displays hundreds of tiny jars, pots, brushes, canvases, and easels. The smell of turpentine, linseed, and oil wafts out onto the street.
For the past 108 years, this manufactory has crafted the rich pigments of Old Korvosa into paint. It’s owned by a trio of smiling, ingratiating elderly men. All three are incredibly short and wear thick glasses. Although soft-spoken, all three are both nervy and strangely defiant. From the simplest flake white at 1 sp a pot to the most dazzling Newby Violet at 40 gp a jar, the pigments of Hessim, Newby, and Sage are unsurpassed for brilliance, realism, and permanence. The paintings of some of the owner’s favorite artists hang about their shop – all made with Hessim, Newby, and Sage paints, of course. The above picture is a 60 year old portrait of the three owners.