In regards to Burne, when I originally brought it up I meant he should carry one on his person (ala, his inventory/backpack not his shop's inventory) for his own personal use (since he is a wizard; he has to scribe scrolls... as a rich high level wizard he would have bought such a kit from the traders), although him selling such kits (not his own personal one) also makes sense (what with running a wizard shop). The only consequence of him carrying one in his backpack is that if he joins you: 1. he has more believable gear. 2. you don't have to manually move around said kit before scribing scrolls with each wizards since each wizard has their own kit. (but thats just a matter of convenience, you still have a kit) In regards to lack of access being a "consequence" of killing the traders: 1. It is available in shopmap. 2. you can buy it from the traders before killing them 3. you should, theoretically (but you can't in practice), be able to loot it from the traders after killing them. 4. Why would they be the only people in the whole wide world capable of producing and selling a simple masterwork tool? especially the type that every wizard should have? I am all for there being consequences but that one seems too artificial.