6.12 Shops

Once you've made some money, it will undoubtedly be burning a hole in your pocket, and you'll want to invest it in clothing or a backpack, or curatives, or any other of the staples of an adventurer.

In your meanderings through the cities and villages of Aetolia, you will find that many fine merchants inhabit the land. When in a location that looks as if it may be a shop, WARES will tell you if it is. If it is a shop, it will also show you whom the proprietor of the shop is, and what is for sale.

Sample WARES output:

Proprietor: Zhamakela Ermoki, Magistrate of Esterport
[Inspired jewelry]
 bracelet34273 a thin black leather cuff bracelet            1    500gp
     ring56025 a brilliantly clear diamond wedding ring      2   5000gp
  earring59584 a dangling amber inclusion earring            3   1000gp
   design99999 a generic necklace                            5    500gp

The text within the brackets is a custom header that usually details what type of items are being sold on that shelf in the shop. The first column tells you what type of item it is and the following column gives you a description of the item. The third tells you how many items of that type are in stock and the fourth tells you how many gold sovereigns the item will cost.

BUY BRACELET34273, for example, would purchase a thin black leather cuff bracelet. BUY 3 EARRING would purchase 3 of the dangling amber inclusion earrings, as long as you have sufficient gold in your hands. There are a number of ways to purchase specific items that may not be entirely obvious, so if you type BUY without any following commands within a shop, then you will get a list of commands you can try to purchase all kinds of items.

If the item you wish to purchase is listed as a design, use the same command as if it were an ordinary item and the design will be freshly made into the item. Example: BUY DESIGN99999

You can refine your search within a shop by searching for a specific item type by trying WARES <thing>. For example if you tried WARES SWORD then it would only list items that you could consider a sword. If you would rather search for a specific word within the description, then you could try WARES SEARCH <word>. To use another example, if you tried WARES SEARCH BLACK, then you would only see items that have the word 'black' in the description.

There are specific keywords that bring up groups of certain items that wouldn't normally be linked together, here's a list of them:

Keyword                 Description
CACHE [keyword]         Search the shop cache + keyword.
ITEMS [keyword]         Search for items only + keyword.
DESIGNS [keyword]       Search for designs only + keyword.
EMPTY                   Search for empty fluid containers.
CLEAN                   Search for clean rags or bandanges.
EMPTYVIAL               Search for empty vials.
CLEANBANDAGE            Search for clean bandages.
CLEANRAG                Search for clean rags.
REFILL                  Search for refills.
<fluid type>            Search for a fluid type like elixir or alcohol.
<fluid>                 Search for a specific fluid.
RECHARGE                Search for enchantment racks.
ENCHANTED               Search for items that have been enchanted.
ENCHANTMENT             Search for items created by enchantment.
<enchantment>           Search for a specific enchantment upon an item.
MINIPET                 Search for minipets and minipet cages.
WEAPON                  Search for usable weapons.
PROTECTION              Search for armour and shields.
FOOD                    Search for food with nutrition.
RELIC                   Search for relic pieces.
DYEABLE                 Search for dyeable designs.

There is a way to get a full listing of purchasable goods from an entire market, if this interests you, please read HELP DIRECTORIES.