The Flame That Binds is a shop specializing in the sale of magical goods and services, found in the Varisian city of Kaer Maga. Located in the commercial Tarheel Promenade district, it is owned and operated by the amiable bloatmage Carthagos. The wizard specializes in the manufacture and sale of magical weapons, and loves discussing their use and construction with any warrior who might drop by. Carthagos also sells spell components and foci, which makes the "Flame" a popular place for young spellcasters to congregate. He even allows magic-users without a store of their own, to meet clients at his establishment; as long as he receives a cut of any sale.