The King of Merchants

The King of Merchants
A tragic play in two acts
Ruffino: A sinister merchant lord
Tarta: A scheming merchant’s wife
Pleggia: A murderous and seductive daughter
Artlough: Representative of the merchant’s guild
Thadlike: A good man who accuses evildoers
Horlitz: A maker of posions

In what is a thinly veiled attack on the merchants of the Silver Wheel, the play revolves around a greedy merchant family (The Gold Circle) that has numerous plots and schemes to destroy competitors. The family patriarch (Ruffino) and his scheming wife (Tartra) murder their competitors with the assistance of their seductive teenage daughter (Pleggia). Ruffino is accused of his sinister dealings by the local merchant guild who he pays off and then seeks out and murders his accuser (Thadlke). In the end, Pleggia murders her parents and seizes control of a fortune, rising to prominence as a Queen of merchants.
It is intended to shed light on the greed of the merchant class and a warning to those whose dealings are less than savory. When you surround yourself with untrustworthy people, one of them – very close – will strike you down.

The King of Merchants

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