Every community deals with its share of death, often times more so with adventurers nearby. Handling the deceased is the job of the undertaker. They deal in every aspect of death: Collecting the corpse, preserving it, preparing it for the funeral, arranging the ceremony, crafting coffins and tombstones, cremating or interring the remains, and even handling the wills and estates of the deceased. Theirs is a macabre but necessary profession.
So called because they masquerade as spice merchants, spicers are actually dealers in illicit substances. They use smuggling, subterfuge, and the pungent smell of their legitimate goods to mask their activities, all the while selling illegal compounds to less scrupulous clientele on the sly. Especially successful spicers branch out, using their connections and facilities to traffic in all manner of contraband goods.
Magically affluent cities sometimes support craftsmen dedicated to the fine art of wand making, a term that also applies to rods and staves. Novices focus on finding quality wood with the right properties, refining magical materials to serve as cores, and shaping and polishing the finished product. Masters move beyond basic construction, adding inscriptions, filigrees, focus crystals, and other refinements to make the finished product ideal for later enchanting.