The only problem with that firefly is that trading on six dragons is more a sideline than mainline activity, so if you were a trader you couldn't do quests or even explore much, you'd always be in the wilderness or the ore quarry, plus of course any wilderness monsters would slay you in short order.
Btw I seem to be stuck in my questing at the moment.
when I use the "areas command" it tells me there is a quest in gnome tower.
I did the initial quest to put together the tower key, but when I went into the tower nothing happened I just met lots of gnomes, even the duke didn't react to me.
Now, I go to the tower and a guard gives me a key, but the entrance doesn't open.
Is the tower broken or something/
With our dreaming and singing, Ceaseless and sorrowless we! The glory about us clinging Of the glorious futures we see,
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)