Shops and Shopping - Midkemia Online Online Help

6.11 Shops and Shopping

(See also: HELP COMMSHOPS, HELP STACKING, HELP SELLING, HELP SHOPKEEPING)


Commands
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   WARES [<pattern>]
   BUY [<howmany>] <item> [CODE accesscode]
   ASK <denizen> WARES [<pattern>]
   BUY <item> FROM <denizen>
   PROBE <item>


Overview
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Once you've made some money, it will undoubtedly be burning a hole in your pocket, and you'll want to spend it! Look at things with WARES or ASK ... WARES; buy things with BUY!


Wares
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Many fine merchants inhabit the land, plying their trade in the various shops of Midkemia. When in a location that looks as if it may be a shop (Central Market of Krondor, for instance), WARES will tell you if it is. If it is a shop, it will also show you the proprietor (owner) of the shop, and what is for sale.
Example:

Proprietor: Marsanta, the Merchant
--------(Item)-------(Description)----------------------------(Stock)-(Price)-
         pie13485: a lemon pie                                     2    5s00c
        pike61672: a pike                                          5    3s00c
      rapier20480: an ornate steel rapier                          5   20s00c
       vial122778: a blue ceramic vial (pericite)                  1   20s00c
       myrrh85123: a group of 10 myrrh balls                      27    1s00c

The first item on each line is what you use to buy it. The second item is a description. The third is how many are in stock. The last item is the price, either in gold (g), silver (s), copper (c), credits (cr), or Ishapian Tokens <tk>.

WARES <pattern> searches for things matching that pattern. For example WARES PANTS will show you things with pants in the name somewhere, like leather pants or loose trousers.


Special
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If you have the Fighting ability of Weapon Probe, then you can weaponprobe the items for sale to see substantially more information about them.


Buying
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Use the full name, with number, to be sure you're buying the right thing!

For example, BUY vial122778 to purchase a blue ceramic vial containing the poison pericite. Never use two words. Don't BUY VIAL 23456, for example!


Buying in Quantity
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Buy more than one this way: BUY 7 PIKE to purchase 7 pikes (assuming that many are for sale).


Buying From Wandering Merchants
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Many denizen merchants wander the lands. They do not have visible shops, but you can still buy direct from them. If you happen to meet one, try asking what may be for sale:

   ASK <merchant> WARES [<pattern>]

As with other versions of the WARES command, the <pattern> helps you look at only things that match the pattern.

If you wish to take a closer look at something that a denizen merchant has for sale, you may do so in this way:

   ASK <merchant> <item# of an item from the wares list>


Buying Artifacts
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Artifacts can be purchased from anywhere, and are not sold in any one specific shop. See HELP ARTIFACTS to learn more about how to buy artifacts.


(See also: HELP COMMSHOPS, HELP SELLING, HELP STACKING, HELP SHOPKEEPING)