When Fimu didn't survive our last battle with ogres, I needed cash to bring her back because brother, money we didn't have. And it turned out I had a "manual" in Figtle's inventory. When I had it identified for $200 I could barely afford, it turned out to be a manual of "B" health. Hmmm. In the manual it turns out that is something that can improve your health by bumping up a stat (so I understand the less than helpful manual to mean). When I looked to see how much I could get for it, I could get $25,000 GP.
Hmmm. $25,000 in cash right now, or a dead Half-elf who would stay dead but someone else would feel healthier?
I may kick myself, but we're not going to be short on cash for a while.