Yellow pages directory
This page is structured exactly like any Yellow Pages directory: it lists all different shops divided by type.
Best deals are highlighted in green, worst ones in red. In the NES remake, all magic shops use the prices from the original Moonglow shop.
|Shiela's "The Magics"||Paws||3||4||2||9||6||7|
|Margot's "Magical Herbs"||Moonglow||2||5||6||3||6||9|
|Sasha's "Herbs and Spices"||Skara Brae||2||4||9||6||4||8|
|Shannon's "Magic Mentar"||Buccaneers Den||6||7||9||9||9||1|
The apothecary shop in Paws is hidden beyond a false wall. Check carefully the east wall in the village armoury.
To access the apothecary shop in Buccaneers Den you need to cast one "Dispel" magic, that requires a black pearl as one of the reagents, but black pearls are cheap in that same shop only. Therefore, you will have to buy at least one expensive black pearl somewhere else to get many cheap ones.
Armories & Weaponries
Sorted by effectiveness of ranged weapons.
For the NES remake, different weapons for sale are underlined. Some weapons were omitted from the port (dagger, halberd), some names were changed: "mace" became "club", "magic" became "+1/+2".
|Weaponry||Town||Ranged weapons||Close-combat weapons |
|Winston's "Windsor Weaponry"||Britain||Sling
|Dagger, staff, sword |
NES: staff, sword
|Wendy's "Village Arms"||Vesper||Sling, bow
NES: bow, crossbow
|Dagger, flaming oil |
NES: sword, oil (at the guild)
|Jumar's "Duelling Weapons"||Trinsic||Bow
|Mace, axe, sword |
NES: club, axe, sword +1
|Willard's "Willard's Weaponry"||Jhelom||Crossbow
|Axe, sword, halberd |
NES: staff, axe, sword
|Peter's "The Iron Works"||Minoc||Magic axe
NES: axe +1
|Mace, halberd, magic sword |
NES: club, axe, sword +2
|Hook's "Hook's Arms"||Buccaneer's Den||Crossbow, magic bow, magic wand
NES: crossbow, bow +1, wand
|Flaming oil |
NES: sword +1, oil (at the guild)
Sorted by effectiveness of armours.
For the NES remake, different weapons for sale are underlined. Also, two armors were added (ring and magic cloth).
|Pierre's "Light Armour"||Paws||Cloth, leather |
NES: ring, cloth +1, chain +1
|Winston's "Windsor Armour"||Britain||Cloth, leather, chainmail |
NES: cloth, leather, chainmail
|Limpy's "Basic Armour"||Buccaneer's Den||Cloth, leather, chainmail |
NES: chain +1, plate +1
|Jean's "Duelling Armour"||Trinsic||Cloth, chainmail, magic chain |
NES: leather, chain, ring
|Valiant's "Valiant's Armour"||Jhelom||Chainmail, platemail, magic chain, magic plate |
NES: leather, chain, plate
Sorted by best deal. The whole food mechanic was omitted in the NES remake.
|Mintol's "Food for Thought"||Skara Brae||20 GP||(Part of the inn)|
|Shaman's "The Sage Deli"||Moonglow||25 GP||"Spells Unlimited"|
|Max's "The Market"||Paws||30 GP||(Empty shop)|
|Donnar's "The Dry Goods"||Yew||35 GP||Extra inn (save game point)|
|Windrick's "Adventure Food"||Britain||40 GP||(Part of the pub)|
|Long John Leary's "The Guild Shop"||Vesper||10 GP (50 GP for 5)||12 GP (60 GP for 5)||10 GP (60 GP for 6)||900 (each)|
|One Eyed Willey's "Pirate's Guild"||Buccaneer's Den||10 GP (50 GP for 5)||12 GP (60 GP for 5)||10 GP (60 GP for 6)||900 (each)|
The healers in Britannia provide access to three spells: curing (100 gold), healing (200 gold), and resurrection (300 gold). The healers are expensive compared to purchasing and mixing regents, resting in inns or camping, but are useful should the other options be unavailable.
If one of the party members is poisoned and there is not enough gold, the healers can cure the poison for free, asking you to likewise give onto others.
If the Stranger is in quite good health, he can give blood to the healers and practice the virtue of Sacrifice. The cities of Skara Brae and Jhelom feature a healer and a cheap inn where the party can rest, making them suitable locations where to improve Sacrifice quickly.
Castle Britannia is also useful, as Lord British will heal the party for free (or at the cost of cutting down experience points, in some versions), and has a healer on the lower floor.
|Pendragon's "The Royal Healer"||Castle Britannia|
|Celest's "Wound Healing"||Britain|
|Salle's "The Love Healer"||Empath Abbey|
|Justin's "Just Healing"||Yew|
|Windwalker's "Courage Healer"||Serpent's Hold|
|Triplet's "Heal and Health"||Jhelom|
|Spiran's "The Mystic Heal"||Skara Brae|
|Harmony's "The Healer"||Moonglow|
|Starfire's "The Thruth Healer"||Lycaeum|
|Quat's "Healer Shop"||Cove|
Sorted by best deal.
|Tymus's "The Sleep Shop"||Vesper||01GP|
|Tyrone's "Inn of the Spirits"||Skara Brae||05GP (haunted)|
|Smirk's "The Inn of Ends"||Jhelom||10GP|
|Jason's "Britannia Manor"||Britannia||15GP|
|Zajac's "Honorable Inn"||Trinsic||15GP|
|Scatu's "The Honest Inn"||Moonglow||20GP|
|Estro's "Wayfarer's Inn"||Minoc||30 to 90GP|
for 99GP tip
|NES info |
for 100GP tip
|Sam's "Jolly Spirits"||Britannia||4||2||Black Stone||"Watch thy step in the dungeon!"|
|Greg & Rob's "Folley Tavern"||Paws||2||2||Mandrake||?|
|Terran's "The Grog Tap"||Trinsic||3||2||White Stone||Nightshade|
|Arron's "Axe & Grog"||Vesper||2||2||Nightshade||?|
|Celestial's "The Bloody Pub"||Jhelom||2||2||Sextant||Sextant|
|The Captain's "Captain Black Tavern"||Buccaneer's Den||4||2||Skull||Whirlpool|
- Village of Paws: the price for horses equals 100 times the Stranger's level, minus 100.
Horses were omitted in the NES remake.
- Lord British: Castle Britannia
- Hawkwind the Seer: Castle Britannia
In order to master the virtue of Compassion, it is necessary to give gold to beggars. Each donation increases the score, regardless of the amount given.
The following table is divided in two: mainland and islands. In the NES remake, a "=" precedes the location if it is the same as the original; sort by "NES remake" to highlight the version differences.
The closest beggars to the Shrine of Compassion are: Sprite in Britain (Bob the Beggar in the NES remake), Humlock in Empath Abbey (in Paws in the NES remake), Frida and the poor beggar in Yew.
|Beggar name||Location||NES remake|
|Nameless prisoners||Castle Britannia||(Prisoners instead of beggars)|
|Sprite||Britain||(Injured person instead of beggar)|
|Poor beggar||Yew||= Yew|
|Bob the Beggar||Minoc||Britain|
|Gimble||Minoc||= Minoc (injured person)|
|Linda Sue||(Child instead of beggar)||Minoc|
|Seesha||(Injured person in Castle Britannia)||Minoc (injured person)|
|~ Islands ~|
|Granted||Skara Brae||= Skara Brae (hunger artist)|
|Shylock the Meek||The Lycaeum||N/A|
|Roderick||Serpent's Hold||= Serpent's Hold|
Answer humbly to the following characters in order to improve the Stranger's Humility. In the NES remake the dialogue is different, and more virtues can be affected.
|Castle Britannia||Shawn, nameless prisoners, upper floor guards|
|Yew||Talfourd, Flamis, guards|
|Empath Abbey||Diane, gate guards|
|~ Verity Isle ~|
|~ Other islands ~|
|Magincia ruins||Virtuebane, Heywood, Faultless, Slim|
|Buccaneer's Den||Silver John|
|Reaper in Castle Britannia (reaper)||Hum, Spi, Jus, Hnr|
|Prisoner in Castle Britannia (nameless prisoner)||Hum, Spi, Jus|
|Woman in Trinsic (Lexington)||Hum, Hnr|
|Tinker in Minoc (Azure)||Hum|
|Black mage in Vesper (Flatbush)||Hum, Jus|
|Mage in Moonglow (Browning)||Hum, Hst|
|Mage in Cove (Spellbind)||Hum, Spi|
|Ranger in Serpent's Hold (gate guard)||Hum, Spi, Val|
|~ Other virtues ~|
|Burning fire in Yew (Flamis)||Hst|
|Bard in Moonglow (Rebelias)||Hst|
|Pirate in Buccaneer's Den (Silver John)||Hst, Jus|
|Fighter in Paws (Sir Simon)||Val|
|Fighter in Castle Britannia (a guard)||Hnr, Spi|
Note: Honor was abbreviated "Hnr", Honesty "Hst"