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It is often diffucult to remember where one can find a particular item that is urgently needed or who in the area gives the best prices for loot. Here is an summary. Details can be found on the pages for the individual towns.

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After clearing out a dungeon you usually want to get your reward if you have just completed a quest. You then want to sell your loot to the highest bidder and probably turn your new won skill points into genuine skills. The training establishments are just listed with the name of the trainer and the town. The price you get when selling depends on your reputation and bartering skill. Funnily enough healers offer the best price, if you ask for Healing! The values given here are based on a reputation of 38 and barter 2 for each member of the party. The actual price you will be offered will naturally be different, but the list can be used for comparison. If you have enough skill in barterering everbody offers you a good price which tops out at 60%. In the list of people who will identify items I have also noted the cost.

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Starcap, Almaria  Erik, Silvar  Vermeers, Formello  Ethridge, Bargha
Bartholomew, Blosk         

 

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Ramirez, Almaria 44%  Elspeth, Cotra 44%  Toddric, Fort Dranlon 60%  Brantford, Tower of Magi 60%
Dexter, Almaria 44%  Jenny, Cotra 60%  Sylow, Fort Dranlon 60%  Glenda, Tower of Magi 58%
Rosemary, Almaria 51%  Clive, Dharmon 58%  Grimmet, Fort Duvno 44%  Terri, Mertis 58%
Julio, Almaria 51%  Dharmon Armor 51%  Jason, Fort Duvno 58%  Anastasia, Silvar 44%
Jonnhalyn, Blosk 58%  Boutell, Fort Draco 51%  Jasmine, Formello 58%  Efram, Silvar 44%
Lieth, Blosk 58%  Sue, Fort Draco 60%  Claudette, Formello 60%  Cliff, Spire 37%
Prynne, Bargha 60%               
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Julio, Almaria 5  Walner, Fort Duvno 5  Bernie, Formello 10  Brantford, Tower of Magi 5
Cynthia, Bargha 5  Garthass, Gnass 10  Leith, Blosk 5  Sylow, Fort Dranlon 20
Entwhistle, Spire 25               

 

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Spells are important in these games but I always forget where they can be bought or otherwise obtained. Here are lists of places where spells can be obtained and lists of the individual spells with sellers (or other method of finding them) for levels 1 and 2 and also notes about finding them at level 3.

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Miles, Formello Mage 1 – 7 slightly expensive
Claudette, Formello Priest 1 – 6 exorbitant
Mairwen, Fort Dranlon Dispel Barrier (after you have found a rare Slith tome) extremely cheap
Ambrin, Tower of Magi Mage 1 – 11 slightly expensive
Throndell, Tower of Magi Priest 1 – 11 slightly expensive
Priest 16 – 18 (after quest) exorbitant
X, Tower of Magi Mage 13 – 18 (after quest) expensive
Malville, Dharmon Priest: Sanctuary, Divine Fire, Control Foes expensive
Witch, Dharmon Mage: Summon Aid, Beast Ceremony, Fireblast expensive
Library, Patrick's Tower A tome teaches all Mage spells 1 – 6 free
Remote Cave once you get past the guardian spiders you can learn Dispel Barrier L2 free
Clerics, Monastery Return Life slightly expensive
Stagnant Caverns Mage and Priest spells 1 – 6 free
Erika, Erika's Tower Mage Spells 13 – 18 slightly expensive

 

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n Spell Levels 1 & 2 Level 3
1 Bolt of Fire
occasionally useful when spellpoints are low
Miles, Formello
Ambrin, Tower of Magi
Library, Patrick's Tower
Nephilim Fortress
2 Light
much better than lamps or candles, particularly once you have L3
Miles, Formello
Ambrin, Tower of Magi
Library, Patrick's Tower
Bandit Fort
3 Call Beast
Calls up one creature, whose strength increases with level. Never used it.
Miles, Formello
Ambrin, Tower of Magi
Library, Patrick's Tower
Konig, Cotra
4 Bind Foe
Disables an opponent (L1 web, L3 paralyse); not very useful because powerful monsters you would like to deactivate are immune.
Miles, Formello
Ambrin, Tower of Magi
Library, Patrick's Tower
Crypt in centre of Foul Cavern
5 Haste
One of the most important spells in the game; level 3 hastes all members of the party.
Miles, Formello
Ambrin, Tower of Magi
Library, Patrick's Tower
Tome in SW of Tower of Magi (needs Dispel Barrier)
6 Slow
Can occasionally be useful but I seldom use it. The problem is, that powerful monsters I would really like to slow are generally immune to the spell.
Miles, Formello
Ambrin, Tower of Magi
Library, Patrick's Tower
Athron (if you ask her nicely)
7 Ice Lances
a lifesaver early on before you get Lightning Spray
Miles, Formello
Ambrin, Tower of Magi
Witch in Dharmon (reward for finding the Valorim Bestiary)
8 Unlock Doors
a useful alternative to lock picks; L3 works on any door which does not need a key.
Ambrin, Tower of Magi Statue, Almaria
9 Create Illusions
Calls up lots of creatures, which disappear when attacked. Not much use. I occasionally use it to help locate Black Shades or Guardians.
Ambrin, Tower of Magi Hidden Hut
10 Far Sight
useful for finding hidden rooms on towns and dungeons. Level 3 also works outdoors.
Ambrin, Tower of Magi Tome Ogre Cave and Hidden Pool outdoors
11 Lightning Spray
A very useful spell; both spellcasters should be able to cast this one.
Ambrin, Tower of Magi hidden Tome Gremlin Cave
12 Dispel Barrier
this spell is very useful but difficult to get
Mairwen, Fort Dranlon
Remote Cave
Hidden Island Tower
13 Summon Aid
X, Tower of Magi
Witch, Dharmon
Erika, Erika's Tower
Zavlek
14 Beast Ceremony
hastens, blesses and at higher levels shields all members of the party; can only be cast when no monsters are in sight.
X, Tower of Magi
Witch, Dharmon
Erika, Erika's Tower
Tome in a hidden room S of the Spiral Library in the Lair of Khoth
15 Fireblast
X, Tower of Magi
Witch, Dharmon
Erika, Erika's Tower
hidden Rune Aranea Cave
16 Arcane Summon
X, Tower of Magi
Erika, Erika's Tower
The Castle (reward for slaying Grah-Hoth)
17 Arcane Shield
X, Tower of Magi
Erika, Erika's Tower
Erika's Tower (reward for finding exit to surface)
18 Arcane Blow
X, Tower of Magi
Erika, Erika's Tower
Erika's Tower (reward for killing Hawthorne)

 

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n Spell Levels 1 & 2 Level 3
1 Healing
An absolute must, although potions (Healing Potion and Elixir, Restoration Brew etc.) can help.
Claudette, Formello
Throndell , Tower of Magi
Upper Nephilim Fortress
2 Curing
Useful, particularly level 3 which also cures acid
Claudette, Formello
Throndell , Tower of Magi
Scroll in the Underground Nephilim Fort
3 Battle Rage Claudette, Formello
Throndell , Tower of Magi
Tome in Solberg's Tower
4 Shielding Claudette, Formello
Throndell , Tower of Magi
Ambrin , Tower of Magi (reward for killing Ogre Mage)
5 Repel Spirit
a very good way of dealing with undead. As many party members as possible should have this spell.
Claudette, Formello
Throndell , Tower of Magi
Tome, Swamp City
6 Smite Claudette, Formello
Throndell , Tower of Magi
empty room, Fort Avernum
7 Summon Shade Throndell , Tower of Magi Tome Chamber in Bandit Cave 2
8 Safe Travel
With L3 you can walk over lava. Good Pathfinder would make this almost redundant, if I could find out how to train in it.
Throndell , Tower of Magi Drath's Chambers, Crypt of Drath
9 Unshackle Mind
a must against enemies that use nasty magic like paralysing or Control Mind.
Throndell , Tower of Magi Claudette, Formello (reward for finding scroll in Khoth's Lair)
10 Mass Healing
very useful. For one or two warriors Healing (cost 2) is cheaper than this one (cost 5) but for 2 Healings you need enough action points.
Throndell , Tower of Magi Tome in the Ancient Crypt
11 Mass Curing
not a great deal of use in this game
Throndell , Tower of Magi Shaynee, Shaynee's Bazaar
12 Sanctury Malville, Dharmon Hidden Research Laboratory in the Slith Fort
13 Divine Fire Malville, Dharmon Rune in the Bat Cave
14 Control Foes
I never use this. Among other things, it is diffucult to know who is on your side at the moment.
Malville, Dharmon Sss-Thsss' chamber, Slith Castle
15 Return Life
I seldom use this spell. It is best not to get killed. If one of my party does die I usually backup to a previous version.
Clerics, Monastery Upper Slith Temple
16 Divine Warrior
very useful for hard fights.
Throndell , Tower of Magi The Castle (reward for slaying Grah-Hoth)
17 Divine Restoration
cures all ills at a high level. Expensive but often useful.
Throndell , Tower of Magi Erika's Tower (reward for finding exit to surface)
18 Divine Host
Throndell , Tower of Magi Erika's Tower (reward for killing Hawthorne)

 

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I have always found enough good Weapons, armour, arrows, food etc. on the quests in Avernum so that I almost never have had to buy equipment. Bolts and arrows occasionally run out and I have to resort to buying.

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Name, Town Items Price  Name, Town Items Price  Name, Town Items Price
Tina, Mertis basic slightly expensive  Efram, Silvar very basic slightly expensive  Grimmet, Fort Duvno very basic slightly expensive
Jasmine, Formello very basic expensive  Elspeth, Cotra basic expensive  Boutell, Fort Draco good expensive
Clive, Dharmon v. good slightly expensive  Cliff, Spire basic exorbitant  Ramirez, Almaria good expensive
Skatha, Gnass Slith spears exorbitant  Jonnhalyn, Blosk good slightly expensive       

 

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Name, Town Items Price  Name, Town Items Price  Name, Town Items Price
Matt, Mertis very basic slightly expensive  Anastasia, Silvar poor slightly expensive  Grimmet, Fort Duvno poor slightly expensive
Jasmine, Formello poor expensive  Elspeth, Cotra basic, expensive  Boutell, Fort Draco good expensive
Cliff, Spire basic exorbitant  Rosemary, Almaria good expensive  Jonnhalyn, Blosk good slightly expensive
Dharmon Armor very good pretty average              

 

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Name, Town Items Price  Name, Town Items Price
J.R., Fort Duvno poor slightly expensive  Clive, Dharmon also sells steel arrows and bolts slightly expensive
Dexter, Almaria iron arrows and bolts slightly expensive  Johnson, Bargha good items expensive
Bruce, Blosk steel arrows slightly expensive       

 

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Healers in this game will buy excess equipment.

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Ether, Mertis slightly expensive  Claudette, Formello slightly expensive  Todric, Fort Dranlon slightly expensive
Malville, Dharmon expensive  Prynne, Bargha slightly expensive  Asp, Gnass slightly expensive
Carol, Fort Duvno slightly expensive  Benth, The Castle slightly expensive     

 

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Name, Town Items Price
Bernie, Formello Energy, Invun. Potion slightly expensive
Jenny, Cotra very basic, but a few Energy Potions expensive
Glenda, Tower of Magi Energy Potion, Strength Elixir  
Eustice, Spire basic  
Garthass, Gnass Energy Potion, Haste Elixir, Invunerability Elixir slightly expensive

 

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Name, Town Items Price
Walner, Fort Duvno Hasting, Energy Potion slightly expensive
Miles, Formello Strength Potion slightly expensive
Aife, Fort Draco Healing Elixir slightly expensive
Zathnia, Tower of Magi Balm of Life, Hasting Elixir slightly expensive
Witch, Dharmon Energy Elixir, Strength Elixir, Protection Brew, Heroic Brew expensive
Kai, Patrick's Tower Energy Elixir, Strength Elixir slightly expensive
Erika, Erika's Tower Energy Potion, Restoration Brew, Protection Brew and Heroic Brew expensive

 

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I have not got around to listing sellers ou potion ingredients.

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Kranz, Silvar 350  Eduardo, Cotra 250  Brandon, Fort Draco 300
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Name, Town Price  Name, Town Price  Name, Town Price
Carol, Silvar slightly expensive  Inn, Fort Duvno slightly expensive  Jen, Formello utterly rediculous
Carlos, Fort Draco slightly expensive  Hestia, Dharmon slightly expensive  Marlowe, Bargha exorbitant
Rhiannon, Almaria exorbitant  Jasmine, Almaria slightly expensive     

 

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Name, Town Items Price  Name, Town Items Price
Terri, Mertis uninteresting exorbitant  Jason, Fort Duvno lockpicks slightly expensive
Brantford, Tower of Magi uninteresting exorbitant  Sylow, Fort Dranlon various reasonably useful items expensive
Sue, Fort Draco Energy Potion, Fine Lockpicks, Crystal Charm slightly expensive  Lieth, Blosk A few good things: magical lockpicks, toadstools slightly expensive
Dexter, Almaria lockpicks, nothing special slightly expensive  Shaynee, Shaynee's Bazaar magic lockpicks slightly expensive

 

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Some skills can be bought from people, but only upto level 5 and sometimes only under particular conditions (reputation high enough, task completed etc.). The Hints Book says that Pathfinder can be learnt in Fort Dranlon. I have not however found out how or from whom!

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Skill Name, Town Price  Skill Name, Town Price  Skill Name, Town Price
Barter Erik, Silvar 150  Archery J.R., Fort Duvno 150  Cave Lore Carlos, Fort Draco 110
Anatomy X, Tower of Magi 3000  Mage Spells Solberg, Solberg's Tower 150  Gymnasics Eleanor, Fort Emerald 1500
Blademaster Skatha, Gnass 4500  Magery Khoth, Lair of Khoth 1500     

 

 

 
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