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Merchant (shop)

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A traveling merchant welcomes you to her shop.

The merchant is a type of bonus shop which appears Fire Emblem Awakening. Merchants take on two forms that work in similar ways, both appearing on various locations on the world map. Both provide the temporary ability to purchase rare items which otherwise are not available at that location's armory.

Traveling merchant

Traveling merchants are a means of purchasing items that do not normally appear in the shops they appear on. These merchants (who are all Annas) take over the armory at the location they appear at, and offer the armory's typical fare in addition to three randomly-selected items that depend on the location. These items often, but not always, are sold at a slight discount from their regular sale price. The randomly-selected items are only sold once per appearance of a particular merchant.

Traveling merchants typically appear at random. However, the player can force one to appear on their present location by using a Rift Door.

In the event a traveling merchant appears on the same space as a swarm of Risen, the player must fight a skirmish against those Risen in order to buy from the merchant. In this case, the merchant appears as a non-playable unit on the map; protecting the merchant will net the player a random item, but conversely the merchant will disappear from the map if killed in this skirmish.

Below is a list of items that can appear at any given shop whenever a traveling merchant visits it:

Traveling merchant inventories
Location Item pool
Southtown Iron SwordIron LanceIron AxeIron BowWyrmslayerHammerConcoctionMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
West of Ylisstol Iron SwordIron LanceIron AxeIron BowRescuePhysicConcoctionMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
The Northroad Iron SwordIron LanceIron AxeIron BowBeast KillerBlessed BowConcoctionMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
The Longfort Iron SwordIron LanceIron AxeIron BowRescueConcoctionHP TonicMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
Arena Ferox Steel SwordSteel LanceSteel AxeSteel BowElfireWyrmslayerBlessed LanceMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
Border Pass Steel SwordSteel LanceSteel AxeSteel BowElthunderArmorslayerRescueMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
Ylisstol Steel SwordSteel LanceSteel AxeSteel BowElwindRapierHammerMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
Breakneck Pass Steel SwordSteel LanceSteel AxeSteel BowElthunderArmorslayerRescueMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
Border Sands Steel SwordSteel LanceSteel AxeSteel BowElwindHammerWardMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
Plegia Castle Courtyard Silver SwordSilver LanceSilver AxeSilver BowNosferatuBeast KillerBlessed BowMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
The Midmire Silver SwordSilver LanceSilver AxeSilver BowElfireBlessed LanceElixirMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
Border Wastes Silver SwordSilver LanceSilver AxeSilver BowArcthunderLevin SwordRapierShort SpearKiller Bow • Rare item
Port Ferox Silver SwordSilver LanceSilver AxeSilver BowArcfireKilling EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller Bow • Rare item
Carrion Isle Silver SwordSilver LanceSilver AxeSilver BowArcwindArmorslayerBlessed LanceShort AxeElixir • Rare item
The Searoad Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowRuinRapierShort SpearShort AxeBlessed Bow • Rare item
Valm Harbor Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowArcwindWyrmslayerShort SpearHammerElixir • Rare item
The Mila Tree Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowArcthunderLevin SwordBeast KillerShort AxeBlessed Bow • Rare item
Fort Steiger Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowRexcaliburWyrmslayerBlessed LanceHammerDragonstone+ • Rare item
The Demon's Ingle Brave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowThoronNoble RapierKiller LanceTomahawkBeaststone+ • Rare item
Valm Castle Approach Brave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowBolganoneSpearKiller AxeKiller BowFortify • Rare item
Valm Castle Brave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowWasteLevin SwordBeast KillerTomahawkKiller Bow • Rare item
Plegia Castle Brave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowThoronArmorslayerNoble RapierLongbowMire • Rare item
Table Approach Brave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowBolganoneKilling EdgeSpearHammerBlessed Bow • Rare item
The Dragon's Table Brave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowRexcaliburKiller LanceKiller AxeLongbowFortify • Rare item
Mount Prism Rare item (×3)
Origin Peak Rare item (×3)
The Farfort Steel SwordSteel LanceSteel AxeSteel BowElthunderWyrmslayerRescueMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
The Twins' Turf Steel SwordSteel LanceSteel AxeSteel BowElwindHammerPhysicMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
Peaceful Village Steel SwordSteel LanceSteel AxeSteel BowNosferatuBeast KillerElixirMaster SealSecond Seal • Rare item
The Twins' Hideout Silver SwordSilver LanceSilver AxeSilver BowArcthunderRuinShort SpearShort AxeElixir • Rare item
Sage's Hamlet Silver LanceSilver AxeSilver BowArcfireBrave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowThoron • Rare item
Great Gate Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowLevin SwordBeast KillerBlessed LanceHammerBlessed Bow • Rare item
Mila Shrine Ruins Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowArmorslayerLevin SwordBlessed LanceHammerBlessed Bow • Rare item
Dueling Grounds Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowWyrmslayerBeast KillerBlessed LanceHammerBlessed Bow • Rare item
Verdant Forest Silver SwordSilver AxeSilver BowArcthunderBrave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowBolganone • Rare item
Mercenary Fortress Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowWyrmslayerLevin SwordBeast KillerBlessed LanceHammer • Rare item
Wyvern Valley Silver SwordSilver LanceSilver BowRuinBrave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowBolganone • Rare item
The Ruins of Time Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowWyrmslayerBeast KillerBlessed LanceHammerBlessed Bow • Rare item
Law's End Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowArmorslayerLevin SwordBeast KillerBlessed LanceBlessed Bow • Rare item
Desert Oasis Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowWyrmslayerBeast KillerBlessed LanceHammerBlessed Bow • Rare item
Kidnapper's Keep Silver SwordSilver LanceSilver AxeArcwindBrave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowRexcalibur • Rare item
Manor of Lost Souls Killing EdgeKiller LanceKiller AxeKiller BowArmorslayerLevin SwordBeast KillerHammerBlessed Bow • Rare item
Divine Dragon Grounds BolganoneThoronRexcaliburWasteBrave SwordBrave LanceBrave AxeBrave BowFortify • Rare item
Sea-King's Throne Rare item (×3)
Conqueror's Whetstone Rare item (×3)
Mountain Village Rare item (×3)
Warriors' Tomb Rare item (×3)
Wellspring of Truth Rare item (×3)
Garden of Giants Rare item (×3)
The following items may randomly appear in any slot designated "Rare item": Hammerne, Seraph Robe, Energy Drop, Spirit Dust, Secret Book, Speedwing, Goddess Icon, Dracoshield, Talisman, Arms Scroll.

SpotPass and StreetPass merchants

A merchant function is also a component of Awakening's SpotPass and StreetPass systems. Whenever a unit encountered via either appears on the map, an option called "Buy Items" appears when parleying with that unit. If a player chooses to do so, they can buy one of any item held by any unit on the team; only one of a particular item may be purchased, even if the team has multiple of that item in their inventories. Aside from a specific list of restricted items, any item can potentially be purchased from StreetPass and SpotPass merchants, including any forged items which will retain their forged stats and name. Once you've bought items from the team, that team vanishes from the world map, leaving you unable to battle against the team or recruit its leader.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
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