While most towns and cities in the world of Crossfire sport simple specialty shops sporting items such as weapons, armor, spellbooks, food, etc, there are certain rare shops with massive stores of hard-to-find items. Such shops typically require an entrance fee to be paid, even if you just want to browse.
One of the few “permanent floor” shops to be found (another smaller one exists in Santo Dominion). Items sold on the “sales floor” in the lower level eventually disappear with map resets (reset times can be view with the
maps command in your client), while items sold in the upper levels remain there indefinitely. Be prepared to pay 100 platinum coins to enter the upstairs area. Also, the buying and selling prices at this store are more favourable towards players than at other shops. Players planning on selling off excess artifacts and spellbooks are encouraged to sell items here, as it:
Rings, rings everywhere! 100 platinum coins gains you entrance, so be prepared to drop several thousand more. In addition to a massive collection of random stat/resistance rings, various “silver” rings (ie: Halvor, Acid, Fire, Yordan, etc) can be found here. Occasionally, you may even spot a precious (and expensive) ring, such as a ring of War, the Saint, the Demon Priest, Ring of Ruling (Yes Mr. Frodo). Other event rings such as the Necromancer's Ring (gives any class death attack-type for melee, claws, unarmed attacks and bows, very useful), the Ring of Elements, etc, can not be found here either.
A small, light-blue building, just west of the Scorn Permanent Apartments building (you should be buying one ASAP, it's only 200 platinum coins), they stock a lot of spellbooks for all spell types (summoning, sorcery, evocation, pyromancy, and praying), but at greatly reduced prices, meaning even a brand new player can buy a book of burning hands or ice storm for just a few PP.
Hidden away in the mountains, in world map x:116 y:104 (you can use the
mapinfo command to determine your current coordinates), a hefty deposit of 200 PP will gain you access to a massive collection of books. Very useful when trying to track down some of the most important spells in the game, including:
For the right price, usually some rare quest items, you can find a crown to fit your needs. They don't offer much in terms of armor (ie: raw damage protection), but offer massive elemental defense benefits, stat boosts, etc.