The Citadel of Chaos

He agrees entirely.
This artefact is extremely valuable.
The shorter man explains that he just doesn't have that kind of money,
and wanders off into the darkness.
The tall man offers the dagger to you at the bargain price of 9 Gold Pieces.

You may use a Fool's Gold Spell to conjure up enough gold to buy the knife

or you may apologize and press onwards.