Player owned shop
Traders who have reached at least circle 30 are allowed to rent their own shops in the Market Plazas of Crossing, Riverhaven and Shard. Circle/10; rounded down, is the number of hours you can have the shop open regardless if you're there or not. For example, 3 open hours at 30th, 15 hours at 150th, and higher, presumably 20 hours at 200th.
Renting a shop
There are a limited number of shops available at each Market Plaza. A good time to start looking for a shop to rent is the day that rent is due as there are usually one or two shops available due to the previous tenant being evicted. Ask other traders around the market about when the next end of pay period arrives.
For starters, visit the clerk in the main office of the plaza where you are seeking a shop and ASK CLERK about RENT. They will inform you if you are ready for a shop, then you can find a vacant shop in the market and RENT it. Make sure your debt is cleared before you attempt to rent your shop.
Commands and help
The SHOP verb is the way that you interact with the various settings of your shop. The following options are available:
- SHOP PRICE - Set the price for an item in your shop. Sometimes this doesnt work so try SELL my <item> for <price> on <surface>
- SHOP RESERVE - Reserve an item for a certain person to buy.
- SHOP CUSTOMER - Shows you what your customers would see if they used the SHOP verb.
- SHOP REMOVE - Removes an item from your table or a player from your shop
- SHOP BLACKLIST - You can ban a person from your shop permanently.
- SHOP SCHEDULE - Schedule times for your shop to be open when you're not there.
- SHOP TIMERS - Change the timers for shop-related things, like blacklisting.
- SHOP WIDTH - Modify the width of your ledger.
- SHOP NAME - Change the name of your shop.
- SHOP STATUS - Find out how your shop is doing.
- SHOP CATEGORIES - Update the categories of items that your shop sells..
You can enter these commands by themselves for more information about how to use them.
See the SHOP page for more detail.
Shops are the pinnacle of achievement for any trader. While a shop might start small, its success (and influence!) can quickly become something of great renown. This help file is designed to help you navigate your shop and learn the different ways that it can be used. To access information on a specific topic, use the syntax HELP [TOPIC].
The available topics are:
- BASICS - Get basic information about how a shop is run.
- OPENING - Learn about opening your shop and keeping it open while you're away.
- SURFACES - Learn about sales surfaces, and how you can acquire more and different ones.
- MERCHANDISE - How to interact with your merchandise.
- PEOPLE - Find out the unique capabilities of your shop when dealing with people.
- BACKROOM - Find out more about what the back room is for, and what you can do with it.
- EXPENSES - Learn about the different ways you can incur expenses for your shop.
- EVENTS - What kind of random events can occur, and what you can do about them.
- FURNITURE - How and where to get new furniture for your shop.
- EVICTION - What you need to do to avoid being evicted if your shop goes into the red.
- CLOSING - How to close your shop and what effects that has.
See the HELP page for more detail.
Note: Keep in mind you are running a business. If you mismanage it for an extended period of time, expenses can quickly spiral out of control.
The base cost of rent per month is 30 plat per month. The base cost is increased by the number of surfaces that you have as follows:
After the total is calculated, the rent is scaled by location (Crossing is charged full price): Riverhaven: 50% Shard: 25%
This amount is then charged at the end of a pay period.
Pay periods are 80 Elanthian days, [or 20 RL days]. This is exactly two Elanthian months, and occurs at beginning of the first, third, fifth, seventh, and ninth months of every Elanthian year. When a pay period ends, several things happen:
- - Your expenses are charged to your store's bank account.
- - Your rent is also charged to your store's bank account.
- - Your earnings are added to your store's bank account.
- - Your expenses and earnings are reset in anticipation of the next pay period.
If your shop's balance of sales to rent is negative for too long, you may be evicted by the plaza owners. You may DEPOSIT any amount of money into your shop's bank account (while in back room) at any time, and may WITHDRAW any positive amount of money in the bank account as well. When you perform a withdrawal, the money is transferred directly into your local bank by a secured courier - No need to worry about thieves! You can also WITHDRAW #### POCKET to keep the money on your person.
Your shop's currency is the same as its local province - Kronars for Zoluren, Lirums for Therengia, etc.
When you get evicted, a Plaza official will approach you with a similar message:
- A Plaza official approaches you and says, "Your shop in <Town> has been in debt for too long, and your tenancy there has been forcibly ended. Your belongings will be stored in a Guild warehouse so that you can claim them later. Because of the tardiness of payment, you have been assessed a fee of <Price> <Currency>, plus an additional <Price> <Currency> in administrative fees. Good day, <Madam|Sir>." With that, the official takes his leave.
Retrieving your Belongings
- Head over to the Administration Office at the Plaza entrance.
- ask clerk for goods
At 30th circle, you will be limited to a single surface on which to place your wares. As you gain circles, you will be able to place more surfaces on your sales floor:
|Circle||Surfaces on Sales Floor||Total Surfaces|
You can PUSH a surface to have it moved between the sales floor and the backroom. To exchange or replace a surface, it must be in the backroom and empty of all items, then simply SELL SURFACE (table, rack, etc) and it will require you to repeat that to confirm. Once sold, a replacement can be purchased from a trader furniture shop, such as Clerk's Collections, Krobble's Karavan or the Furniture Warehouse in Crossing Market Plaza.
Surfaces can be ADJUSTED in the back room to change the noun used to identify it.
|Purchased Item||Adjust 1||Adjust 2||Adjust 3||Adjust 4||Adjust 5||Adjust 6||Adjust 7||Adjust 8||Adjust 9||Adjust 10||Adjust 11|
List of current shops
Store hours are in Eastern time.
Crossing's Market Plaza
Last Updated: 32 Dolefaren 433 (03/10/2020)
|Teh Black Market||Pucktin||12 pm||3 am||Sun Room||a steel arch|
|Thamar's Shop||Thamar||5 pm||1 am||Sun Room||an azure entrance|
|On A Whim||Rajara||4 pm||12 am||Sun Room||some bright double doors|
|My Two Kronars!||Annandale||9 pm||9 am||Water Room||a honey-colored goldenoak doorway carved with a pair of coins|
|Klausette Full Of Things||Klausette||5 pm||1 am||Water Room||a low mahogany entrance|
|Kalyssia's Armor And Tools||Kalyssia||8 pm||2 am||Water Room||a smooth mammoth tusk archway|
|Schwifty Shop||Lurel||5 pm||12 am||Grass Room||a heavy iron door|
|Dijkstra's Shortest Path||Dijkstra||11 am||8 pm||Grass Room||an ornately engraved arch|
|Bin-Divers Salvage Company||Aesmaor||4 pm||7 pm||Grass Room||a low mahogany entrance|
|Loot And Booty||Kzarina||2 pm||8 pm||Solarium||a heavy iron door|
|Navigators' Consortia||Evivere||7 pm||1am||Solarium||a flower-covered arch|
|Prowling Tiger Butique||Monedero||12 pm||4 am||Solarium||a shady entrance|
|Noce's Fine Establishment||Chestnut||9 pm||1 am||Forest Room||an oaken door|
|K's Tools, Armor, Gweths N More||Kenzaze||2 pm||2 am||Forest Room||a vine-shrouded arch|
|Adventurer's Loot Emporium||Twid||1 pm||1 am||Forest Room||a stooped granite entrance|
|Tezler's Shop||Tezler||4 pm||3 am||Dimly-Lit Storage||a stately carved marble door with a gilt frame|
|Joolie's Jingling Pockets||Joolie||11 am||2 am||Dimly-Lit Storage||an ornately engraved arch|
|Sleepless Knights||Vhern||4 pm||11 pm||Dimly-Lit Storage||a low metal entrance|
|War and Pieces||Tinkery||6 pm||11 pm||Meeting Room||an oaken door|
|Deinaken's Portal To The Past||Deinaken||9 pm||8 am||Meeting Room||a brass-lined arch|
|Another Man's Treasure||Emirld||4 pm||11 pm||Meeting Room||a stooped granite entrance|
|Bloodhouse2 Weapons And AMMO||Vii||3 pm||1 am||Moon Room||a steel arch|
|From Here to Antiquity||Maybeth||6 pm||11 pm||Moon Room||an oaken door|
|Exit Through The Gift Shop||Otho||2 pm||11 pm||Moon Room||a shady entrance|
|Run To Maumy!||Maumasai||8 pm||3 am||Armor Room||an ornately engraved arch|
|Cash Is King!||Cash||4 pm||7 pm||Armor Room||a stately carved marble door with a gilt frame|
|Needful Things||Olivr||7 pm||11 pm||Armor Room||a silver-plated ornate entrance|
|Naniaki's Trash And Treasure||Naniaki||1 pm||5 am||Lodge Room||a dimly-lit recessed arch|
|Anglers Daily Catch||Schieffelin||1 pm||10 pm||Lodge Room||an oaken door|
|Curio Boutique By Enescu||Dmitru||6 pm||11 pm||Lodge Room||a shady entrance|
|Pirate Plix's Treasure Trove||Gashler||12 pm||3 am||Gladiolus Room||a heavy iron door|
|Tribbly Tavern||Taylii||8 pm||11 pm||Gladiolus Room||a flower-covered arch|
|Dark Corner||Bradlie||5 pm||9 pm||Gladiolus Room||a shady entrance|
|Quill's Convincing Forgeries||Quillith||3 pm||9 pm||Fire Room||a heavy steel door comprised of ornamental gears|
|Softy N Longtail's Secret Cache||Zemon||3 pm||2 am||Fire Room||an ornately engraved arch|
|Banisad's Quest N Fest Rares||Banisad||1 pm||10 pm||Fire Room||a fiery red entrance|
|Harawep's Emporium||Pahzon||2 pm||12 am||Library||a heavy iron door|
|The Shrubbery||Caper||5 pm||2 am||Library||a flower-covered arch|
|Here Today, Pawn Tomorrow||Adoli||2 pm||11 pm||Library||a low mahogany entrance|
|Pretti Unique||Pretti||5 pm||11 pm||Savannah Room||a stooped granite entrance|
|Metal Matters||Dhalinar||7 pm||3 am||Savannah Room||a steel arch|
|Ysei's New Adventurer Shop||Ysei||6 pm||2 am||Savannah Room||a ribbed ricepaper screened door|
|Triple Threat Trading Co.||Shidalyn||1 pm||6 pm||Jungle Room||an ornately engraved arch|
|Aari's Ye Olde Shoppe||Aariqueza||6 pm||9 pm||Jungle Room||a stooped granite entrance|
|Bare Necessities||Ellis||2 pm||12 am||Jungle Room||an oaken door|
|Hoarder's Corner||Liham||8 pm||1 am||Tundra Room||a steel arch|
|Fine Fripperies||Fieria||6 pm||12 am||Tundra Room||a stone-framed entrance|
|Prison Maze Paraphernalia||Nuxes||6 pm||10 pm||Tundra Room||an elegant stained glass door depicting a setting sun|
|Between The Trade Routes||Aettsamme||10 am||1 am||Palm Room||an ornately engraved arch|
|Help! Allye Made Me Sell Stuff||Hannana||6 pm||11 pm||Palm Room||a low mahogany entrance|
|Subi's Stuff||Subiboshi||6 pm||11 pm||Palm Room||a paneled palmwood door|
|Hits And Misses||Deame||5 pm||1 am||River Room||an ornately engraved arch|
|Dram's Scrolltopia And Ore Shop||Alarak||9 pm||2 am||River Room||a stooped granite entrance|
|Jennye's Jubilee||Jennye||6 pm||12 am||River Room||a stately carved marble door with a gilt frame|
|Free Range Goods!||Ellysia||5 pm||2 am||Desert Room||a sandstone framed door|
|LADY LOURETTE'S BOUTIQUE||Lourette||8 pm||2 am||Desert Room||a sandstone framed entrance|
|Haute Hunting And More||Martyen||4 pm||11 pm||Desert Room||am ornately engraved arch|
|Quest, Fest, and Crafted||Acronyx||11 am||2 am||Ocean Room||a flower-covered arch|
|Barder Town||Barder||11 am||2 am||Ocean Room||a cypress-framed entrance|
|Aaaarrghh! Painfully Good Deals!||Secretia||9 am||1 am||Ocean Room||a paneled cypress door|
|METAL Skin Cloth Bone And TOOLS||Jerde||12 pm||2 am||Volcano Room||an obsidian arch|
|Gypsy Roots||Hazelnut||6 pm||1 am||Volcano Room||a low mahogany entrance|
|Urban Rampage And Survival||Rahmbo||4 pm||1 am||Volcano Room||an obsidian-inlaid door|
|Tayria's Trader Tables||Tayria||8 pm||3 am||Tasting Room||a stooped granite entrance|
|Vault of Wonder||Dheese||variable||variable||Tasting Room||an ornately engraved arch|
|Whimsical Wares||Triesti||5 pm||2 am||Tasting Room||a heavy steel door|
|Aro's Assorted Oddities||Arohuko||7 pm||12 am||Barrel Room||a low mahogany entrance|
|Blacklist's Shop: Under The Moon||Blacklist||4 pm||11 pm||Barrel Room||a flower-covered arch|
|Shale's Essential Incidentals||Shalendrya||2 pm||12 am||Barrel Room||an aged oak door|
|Jelayna From The Block||Jelayna||5 pm||8 pm||Bottle Room||a stooped granite entrance|
|Best Shop Ever||Indaara||6 pm||4 am||Bottle Room||an ornately engraved arch|
|RKM Curios||Remigius||9 am||12 am||Bottle Room||a solid oak-paneled door|
|ARMOR Shields And Parry Sticks||Loshant||3 pm||1 am||Stomping Room||an oaken door|
|Muleie's||Muleie||5 pm||1 am||Stomping Room||a flower-covered arch|
|Containers Cloaks And Cloths||Martyka||6 pm||4 am||Stomping Room||a shady entrance|
|Tiddeggur's House Of Pain||Tiddeggur||2 pm||3 am||Cooper Room||an antique oak-framed entrance|
|Wicked Witch||Lycette||4 pm||1 am||Cooper Room||a smooth mammoth tusk archway|
|Menela's Menagerie||Menela||8 pm||11 pm||Cooper Room||an antique oak-paneled door|
|Ghuy's Shop||Ghuy||5 pm||11 pm||Fermentation Room||a deep-set door|
|MAPS JEWELRY Gems Instruments||Harven||4 pm||3 am||Fermentation Room||a deep-set limestone arch|
|Suit Yourself||Zlato||6 pm||10 pm||Fermentation Room||a deep-set entrance|
Riverhaven's Knight's Hall
Last Updated: 8 Akroeg 432 (09/06/2019)
|AAA TRADING: Gwen's Mercantile||Gwenhwyfach||5 pm||1 am||Rose Room||an aged barn door etched with a herd of wild horses|
|Bloodbath and Beyond||Sorhatani||5 pm||11 pm||Rose Room||a stooped granite entrance|
|Rainbow Emporium||Kukui||6 pm||12 am||Rose Room||a steel arch|
|Tabrett's Finders Keepers||Tabrett||5 pm||8 pm||Warrior Room||a shady entrance|
|Lasaia's Dream Blossom Boutique||Lasaia||5 pm||11 pm||Warrior Room||a flower-covered arch|
|Dragon Scale Armory and Supply||Mulla||6 pm||10 pm||Warrior Room||an elegant stained glass door depicting a setting sun|
|Nightmare Rider's Association||Humbert||3 pm||11 pm||Food Plaza||a steel arch|
|Dram's Scrolltopia And Ore Shop||Dramulius||2 pm||2 am||Food Plaza||a round lunat door|
|Augstawne Lefns Cehs||Malakye||3 pm||12 am||Food Plaza||a low metal entrance with a silver-accented black curtain|
|Finer Things By Zincir||Zincir||5 pm||3 am||Children's Room||a flower-covered arch|
|Aerasar's Shop||Aerasar||11 am||4 pm||Children's Room||a low mahogany entrance|
|Khauskho's Wholesale||Khauskho||6 pm||10 pm||Children's Room||a heavy iron door|
|Stalkton's Scrolls and Sundry||Stalkton||3 pm||9 pm||Theatre Room||a silk-bannered entrance|
|JAK'S Treasures||Jarxaxle||4 pm||12 am||Theatre Room||a heavy iron door|
|Take A Chance||Chancellior||4 pm||11 pm||Theatre Room||a smooth mammoth tusk archway|
|Starcanth Forge And Mercantile||Lexara||4 pm||5 am||World Room||a stooped granite entrance|
|Limes Margarita Time||Limes||7 pm||1 am||World Room||a triple moon-carved arch|
|Broken Drum||Emilynn||4 pm||1 am||World Room||a glass door|
|Starry Road||Thornrot||7 pm||2 am||The Back Room||a steel arch|
|Nyken's Metals and Instruments||Nyken||4 pm||11 pm||The Back Room||an elegant stained glass door depicting a setting sun|
|Old World Antiques||Toleana||6 pm||2 am||The Back Room||a dark entrance|
|Dark Hand Depot||Mollai||5 pm||1 am||Keep Room||a shady entrance|
|Aly's Treasures||Alyanah||8 pm||2 am||Keep Room||a heavy steel door|
|Bavaro's Effects and Sundries||Bavaro||2 pm||10 pm||Keep Room||an ornately engraved arch|
|Inver Brass||Jondac||6 pm||1 am||Dungeon Room||a flower-covered arch|
|Rolly's Warehouse||Rollonrow||5 pm||9 pm||Dungeon Room||a dark recessed entrance|
|Insara's Exotics||Insara||6 pm||12 am||Dungeon Room||a heavy iron door|
|Wooden It Be Nice||Rafano||6 pm||2 am||Storage Area||an ornately engraved arch|
|Ronco Inc.||Popeil||8 pm||12 am||Storage Area||a shady entrance|
|Caveat Emptorium||Cauchy||12 am||3 am||Storage Area||an oak door|
Shard's Crystal Plaza
Last Updated: 8 Arhat 433 (30 Mar 2020)
|Kiki For Less||Kikilakita||12 pm||3 pm||Play Yard||an embossed entrance|
|Ilithi Trade Consortium||Plats||6 pm||9 pm||Play Yard||a heavy steel door comprised of ornamental gears|
|Function over Fashion||Tellel||4 pm||2 am||Play Yard||an ornately engraved arch|
|Tinker Box||Tinkfinkle||7 pm||11 pm||Prism Room||a shady entrance|
|Myya's Miscellany||Myya||10 am||11 pm||Prism Room||an elegant stained glass door depicting a setting sun|
|Whozits and Whatzits Galore||Debit||8 pm||12 am||Prism Room||a steel arch|
|Silvyandril's Shop||Silvyandril||8 pm||12 am||The Sea||a crab entrance|
|Shiny Bits||Bitrad||12 pm||11 pm||The Sea||a sea-green door|
|Rarefish Rando||Kurtus||9 am||12 am||The Sea||an ornately engraved arch|
|Jep's Shop||Jep||5 pm||12 am||Oak Room||an engraved oak entrance|
|Evident Worth||Danriel||6 pm||10 pm||Oak Room||a dark marble door|
|Back to Fuchsia||Kithylan||4 pm||7 pm||Oak Room||a flower-covered arch|
|Leather Goods And Mercantile||Slepowren||4 pm||9 pm||Luminous Room||a gleaming white entrance|
|Pipe Dreams||Genshun||6 pm||9 pm||Luminous Room||a heavy iron door|
|Rasgrim's Shop||Rasgrim||7 pm||10 pm||Luminous Room||a crystalline arch|
|Ishcah's Shop||Ishcah||3 pm||11 pm||Storage||an obscured arch|
|Junk And Disorderly||Greyhallow||11 am||9 pm||Storage||a simple entrance|
|Fertin Store||Fertin||3 pm||3 am||Storage||a hidden door|
|Shah'ssh'oiyvh-ur||Ssalerakk||8 pm||2 am||Food Court||stooped granite entrance|
|AAA Outpost: Nineve's Nook||Nineve||6 pm||11 pm||Food Court||a red-framed door|
|Fish Habitat||Notocar||3 pm||11 pm||Food Court||a flower-covered arch|
- Plaza Shop Browser: Etherian's website listing of searchable shop data.
- Searchable Shop Listings: Seped's website listing of searchable shop data.
- Trader Shop Inventory Logger (script): Isharon's set of scripts and triggers that runs through every Trader-owned shop in the market plazas and logs inventory.
- Crossing market plaza shopping script: A StormFront script that runs your character through every open shop in the Crossing Market Plaza searching for the item noun you input via the SHOP command.