|The Store is the largest service available in the city. It is
where a character can buy, sell, identify, realign, combine, and uncurse
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On the right is the Store Inventory. The top row shows the classes of items
available. Use the arrows to the right of this row to view all the classes
(double-clicking on an arrow will take you to the first/last item class).
Below are shown the available item types in the currently selected class.
If you move your mouse over the item icons, the name of the item type and
the number available of each alignment will be shown in the bottom area of the
inventory (e.g. “Iron Sword 1(g)1(e)” means one good and one evil Iron Sword
available (u is for unaligned)). To select
an item, simply click on it (and select the alignment if prompted).
For information on an item, click Info. To buy it, click Buy.
To search for an item, simply click on Search and type in part of or the
whole name of the item you are looking for and hit return.
When you sell an item to the store, it will be added to the store inventory
and available for purchase by others. However, other adventurers
and explorers (also in single-player mode; the Morgue rescuers need items, too!)
may sometimes buy
items from the store as well. This can be a disadvantage if the item
they purchase is the last of its type in stock especially if it’s an
item that your characters can use. The advantage to this is that
these individuals also sell the items they find on their explorations to
the store. Because of this, it’s recommended that one checks
the store for any new inventory every once in a while you never know
what you’ll find!
Available options within the
You can make a purchase by clicking on the desired item in the
inventory (and selecting the alignment if prompted) and then pressing
the Buy button.
You should buy and equip your character with a weapon and whatever protection
(armor, cloak) you can afford and use from the store. Standard attire
for a beginning Artisan is a Sword, Armor, Gloves, Boots, Cloak, Shield
and Cap and are provided when you create your character.
You can Sell items you have in your possession by selecting them and clicking the
Any item you sell to the store will be available for purchase, but usually
at a much higher price than you sold it for. Sometimes, when you
sell an item with ‘charges’ (e.g. Potion of Healing ), the item won’t
appear in the store. This is because the item had too few available
charges to put it back on the shelf. Also, when you sell an item
that has many charges (e.g. Potion of Health ), you will notice a “23->20”
next to the sell value. This means the store will buy charges from
you in ‘chunks’ of three (for the above example) for the specified price.
When you sell a chunk, one of that item type then becomes available for
purchase in the store.
If an item in your possession is known to be cursed, the store will typically
show the value of the item to be 0. You can "sell" such items to the store to have
them removed from your inventory, but you won't be given any gold and the items
will not be added to the store's inventory. Other than uncursing for a fee
(discussed below), the store just doesn't deal in cursed items.
about an item
To learn about an item in your possession, simply select the item and
click on the ID button. This will increase your current knowledge
of the item, which initially is based on your character’s Intelligence, Wisdom and
Guild Level (for items you find in the dungeon). You will be able to identify some
items when you find them, but most others will require a fee to learn more.
When you bring up the information on an item in the Misc. Info
Pane, the stats displayed will depend on your current knowledge of
the item. For a complete overview of the Item Information Pane,
please see the Game Screen section.
Allows you to combine items that have charges. For example, you
can combine two (or more) Potions of Health into one Potion of Health with the sum
of the charges on the different potions. To combine items, simply
select the first item, click combine, and then the second item and click
combine twice. If the items are of like type (e.g. 2 Potions of Health)
and can be combined, the first item you selected will now hold the sum
of both (all) the items’ charges! Items like Swords, Armor, etc. cannot
be combined. Only fully identified items can be combined, and aligned
items must be of the same alignment.
This enables you to unequip a cursed item, which usually
requires a substantial fee. A ‘cursed’ item is either an item that
is of opposite alignment to your character (e.g. Iron Sword (e) equipped
by a Good character), or an item that’s outright cursed (e.g. Gloves
of the Blackguard).
This allows you to change the alignment of certain items. It
provides an alternative to trading with other characters, but can be expensive.
To realign an item, simply select the item and click one of the three
buttons (only the two remaining buttons will be visible).
You can recharge items that cast spells (e.g. Swords, Artifacts) by
selling them to the store and buying them back (the recharging fee being
the difference in selling vs. buying price). You cannot recharge items
such as Potions, Scrolls, etc. This means if you sell a Potion of
Healing  to the store (where it normally comes with 3 charges), it will
not appear in the store inventory because there wasn’t enough left of
the potion to create a whole one. However, if you sell items such
as Swords & Artifacts with  charges, they will be completely recharged
and available for repurchasing.
As with all options in the city, gold will be removed from your bank
account if you do not have enough on your character’s person, but do in