It was a fairly warm summer, at least by Otro's memory. He had a large skin set out before him with his various tools, and he normally had it rolled up on the remnants of the antlers the beast that gave it to him had, the infamous Tarra Bamb (Giant Deer). That alone drew customers.
He also had a few wooden bowls with custom pigments for painting cave walls. The star calendars are almost as popular as the stone tools he had available for barter. A few people asked him about the origin of the iron amulet he wore, and if he had more items like it...and his only answer was that he waited for the heavens to give him more.
He saw a fearsome man walk by and guessed he might be interested in the tools Otro had to offer, but when he noticed the equally fearsome animals at the man's side...he guessed he didn't really need any tools.
The smell of the cooking from the crones was intoxicating, and seeing the feral man head over to them made Otro realized he hadn't eaten since the sun came up. He looked around and caught a pretty woman staring vacantly at the clouds.
Can you watch my mat? I just want to get whatever smells good over there. If people come up interested in my stuff, just take what you think is a good trade.
Otro knew Rifa's idea of a good trade wasn't exactly the same as his, but even if he got short-changed, he'd only be gone long enough to get food. And if she knew she was getting played, the other party was about to get railed. He grabbed his spear that he'd since adapted to a walking stick, his bag of trades, and made his way to the cooks.
What'll ya have, Red?
Two bags of gumbo. Does it have plenty of Auroch meat in it?
Auroch, beaver, deer, and tubers, among other things. She winked.
That's good enough for me! I've got some high quality knives, bone needles, and pigments for painting. What would you like?
We broke a few knives gathering meat from the hunt. Whoever made them wasn't too selective in the stone they used...we could definitely use more.
Otro took out a few large chert knives, and the barter was complete.
He'd been eating a lot more Auroch ever since his leg was broken. He hoped if he had enough of the beast that crippled him, his leg would get back to normal. It hasn't worked yet.
Otro noticed the wild man was right next to him the entire time with his companions. He had a severe gaze, but not an unkind one.
Do they eat much?
I expect it's something to do with cheap rolex watches enlarging his penis while he makes $400,000 an hour working from home.