In a side lot to the shop building is a small area where they keep those jobs that were never picked up or paid for. This tends to happen fairly frequently as the customers realize that the cost of the project is not worth what they are getting or because the project took longer to complete than expected. The area is open to the public as both a sort of museum and examples of the shop's work.
Kerr IrrenThe owner of Custom Shop is a tall, very thin man. He is thin due to the fact that once he is working on a project everything else is forgotten, like eating. Unfortunately this led to his wife leaving him 10 years ago. Some say he hardly even noticed, but he did and it affected him more than he thought it would. Since then he only has his work and thus he throws himself into it full-force.
Dent IrrenKerr's son he is more like his father than he wishes. He blames his father for his mother leaving, but then he made a choice at the time to stay with his father because he wanted to stay for the work. He is more outgoing than his father, but his conversations tend to be tedious to most other people. While he can start a conversation just fine, soon a stray comment will find a connection to one of the shop's ongoing projects and he will be inspired. At this point he loses his audience.
Ira SannShe is the only non-family member to work at the Custom Shop, all the others have quit over the years. However, she loves working here as it stimulates her mind and keeps her engaged. Of course, Dent is cute too, so that helps.
Adventure Ideas-Custom Shop had a break-in. Someone made off with some Light Enhancing Compound, a box of powders that when added to a flame makes it brighter. It appears the thieves were looking for that item specifically as they bypassed other items and only took the box. Kerr is worried that the item could be dangerous if too much is used at once; an explosion is possible. Then culprits are a group of fringe insurrectionists out to topple the current government. They indeed plan on using the Light Enhancing Compound to create a great explosion beneath the government meeting hall at the next group assembly.
-Dent has disappeared. Kerr is worried he was kidnapped because of their current project, the Light Enhancing Lens System. This device of mirrors and glass is designed to shine a light around at specific locations; development has determined it is possible for this light to be focused to a point whereof fire can be induced. It is possible another foreign government or nefarious merchant may want the plans for themselves. Ira is also sufficiently worried. In reality, Dent has snuck off with a woman.