For example, a horse could fetch 90, or even 100 crowns at the Devil's Ford market but Dudu was able to get 130 crowns per animal by selling them at the port of Novigrad where only (rather slow moving) oxen were left to transport goods. In particular, an overseas shipment of pelts, while light, required rapid transportation to other markets. With all the other horses in town sent to the market at Devil's Ford, Dudu found himself able to name his own (decidedly better) price and realize a much tidier profit.
It was just one day's journey from the market that Dainty Biberveldt and his retinue stopped to rest for the night on their way to sell the halfling's horses. After an evening of drinking and merriment, everyone retired for the night but Dainty needed to relieve himself. It was then that he first came face to face with his mirror image and began his real financial education.