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Doppel This page is about the character from Harmony of Dissonance. For another character in Simon's Quest, see Gypsy.


Merchant
HoD Merchant
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Japanese Name
謎の商人 Nazo no Shōnin
(Mysterious Merchant)
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The Merchant is a mysterious shopkeeper who appears in Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance.

He got lost within the castle and decided to just open shop. He'll sell a confused Juste Belmont many armor types for varying prices. Unlike other merchants found in other Metroidvanias, this merchant has a variety of shops throughout the castle and sells different items in each shop. Most of these shops require certain conditions to be met in order for him to be present. The highest priced item that he will sell is the Ceramic Mail for 15,000 gold. This is not as extra-ordinarily high priced as the highest priced items found in some other games' shops.

ShopsEdit

The Merchant has a variety of shop locations in the castle, each which tend to sell different things. He is not always at a given location though. To ensure that he is there, you should make sure that certain conditions are met when applicable.

  • Castle Treasury B Shop - The first shop that is encountered is trapped between some rubble in Castle Treasury of Castle B. Juste can clear this by knocking a giant Gate Guarder armor backwards, which rolls down a hill and crashes through the rubble. The merchant introduces himself to Juste and sells him some basic goods. The second Castle Map can be purchased here, which is the only map that the merchant will sell in the game. A small health boosting potion is available for 80 G as well as status remedying potions, such as the Anti-venom and Uncurse Potion, which are each a mere 20 G each. It is possible for Juste to have up to 9 of any of these use items and these items will be available in any of the later shops. If you prefer an intelligence over a defense boost, Casual Wear can be purchased here for 98 G. Rubber Armor is more expensive and will give you a modest defense boost of +6 for 250 G. If you have a lot of money, Plate Coat will give a double the defense bonus (+12) for 800 G. A Cloth Helmet is available for some modest head protection, while Shin Guards give token protection for your legs.
  • Luminous Cavern B Shop - The merchant is only found at the shop in the Luminous Cavern when Juste has an odd number experience level. This shop is similar to the Castle Treasury B shop except it also has a slightly better intelligence-boosting body armor (a T-Shirt, +5 Int and +3 Def for 199 G) and a better head protection item (a Sallet, +7 DEF, 340 G).
  • Clock Tower Shop - The shop of the Clock Tower has a variety of useful things in it, but it is only available if you are lucky enough to have found the Noon Star item, which is dropped by a Specter (which can be found in the either Clock Tower or the Simon Wraith (in The Wailing Way and Shrine of the Apostates). It is the same regardless of which Castle you are in. It is the only shop that sells an item which replenishes MP until you reach level 50 and are able to use the Castle Entrance shop (the Mana Prism for 250 G). A better health recovery item High Potion is also available for 200 G. The exceptional Ramail Coat is first available in this shop, which gives a decent intelligence boost of +7 in addition to a high defense boost of +29 for 1,005 G. Pass up on the Cuirass Armor though, since its more expensive (1,200 G) than the Ramail Armor and gives a smaller defensive boost (+22) with no other benefits. The defensive quality of head gear increases significantly with this shop, where the Greek Helm (+9 for 750 G), Piros Helm (+11 for 1,050 G) and Armet (+15 for 1,800 G) are all available. Defense boosting goods are now available in this shop, including a Bangle (+3 for 550) and the rip off Velvet Cloak, which gives the same +3 DEF boost for a whopping 1,350 G (it'd be better just to equip two Bangles).
  • Top Floor B Shop - The Top Floor shops requires an even number of hearts to be open. In case you do not possess a Noon Star, you have a chance to get some of the nicer items that were in the Clock Tower Shop are also available here, such as the Ramail Coat, Greek Helm, Piros Helm and Bangle. The exclusive item to this shop is the Nova Ring, which increases the speed of your cross sub-weapon for 8 hearts instead of the normal 5.
  • Top Floor A Shop - The Top Floor shop on the other side of the castle also requires an even number of hearts to be open. It also has an exclusive sub-weapon altering item, the Aurora Ring, which increases the width and power of the Sacred Fist sub-weapon for 10 hearts instead of the normal 5. The High Potion from the Clock Tower Shop is also available in this shop and will be in all the later shops. The stronger body armor Heavy Armor (+48 DEF for 2000G), head gear Morion (+19 DEF for 3,000 G) and leg protector Greaves (+12 DEF for 1,700 G) are first available in this shop, in addition to the first available arm guard Bloody Glove (+25 DEF for 2,100 G).
  • Treasury A Shop - The shop in the other Treasury is not blocked by anything like the one in Castle B was. A better head gear item Cabacete (+23 DEF for 3,800 G) and better leg guards Silver Boots (+20 for 2,800 G) are first available here. A Magic Necklace is also exclusively available here for a modest Intelligence boost of +5 for 5,000 G.
  • Luminous Cavern A Shop - The second Luminous Cavern shop contains the most expensive item and strongest armor in the game, the Ceramic Mail, for 15,000 G for a +90 Defense boost. It also has the Pot Helm, which is only slightly better than the Cabacete at 4,400 G for +24 Def. The rest of the items are available in earlier accessible shops.
  • Entrance Shops - The shops at the entrance are only available if you are at level 50 or greater. They are most accessible shops, begin placed next to a save point, warp point and portal. Here you can find all of any of the use items and many strong ones not found elsewhere, including an Elixir which replenishes all you life (800 G), Big Mana Prism which replenishes a lot of MP (250) and the Medicine Jar from the original Castlevania game, which makes you invisible to enemies for a short period of time (10,000 G). The strongest head gear (Platinum Crown, +30 DEF, 9,999 G) and the strongest leggings (Platinum Shoes, +25 DEF, 5,000 G) in the game can only be found in this shop. The Red Silk Hat is perhaps even better than the Platinum Crown in that it gives a Defense boost of 5 in addition to its +25 DEF for 9,800 G. The Infinite Boots allows Juste to jump as many times as he'd like in the air for 1,200 G.

AlloysEdit

ITEMS SOLD BY THE MERCHANT
Location/Castle Area Use Items Body Armor Head Gear Leg Protection Arm Protection Goods
Treasury (B) Potion - 80
Anti-venom - 20
Uncurse Potion - 20
Castle Map 2 - 105
Casual Wear - 98
Rubber Armor - 250
Plate Coat - 800
Cloth Helmet - 160 Shin Guards - 140 None None
Cave (B) Potion - 80
Anti-venom - 20
Uncurse Potion - 20
Casual Wear - 98
T-Shirt - 199
Rubber Armor - 250
Plate Coat - 800
Cloth Helmet - 160
Sallet - 340
Shin Guards - 140 None None
Clock Tower (A&B) Potion - 80
High Potion - 200
Anti-Venom - 20
Uncurse Potion - 20
Mana Prism - 250
Plate Coat - 800
T-Shirt - 199
Cuirass Armor - 1200
Ramail Coat - 1005
Sallet - 340
Greek Helm - 750
Piros Helm - 1050
Armet - 1800
None None Bangle - 550
Velvet Cloak - 1350
Top Floor (B) Potion - 80
Anti-Venom - 20
Uncurse Potion - 20
T-Shirt - 199
Rubber Armor - 250
Plate Coat - 800
Cuirass Armor - 1200
Ramail Coat - 1005
Cloth Helmet - 160
Sallet - 340
Greek Helm - 750
Piros Helm - 1050
Shin Guards - 140 None Bangle - 550
Nova Ring - 5000
Top Floor(A) Potion - 80
High Potion - 200
Anti-Venom - 20
Uncurse Potion - 20
Ramail Coat - 1005
Heavy Armor - 2000
Piros Helm - 1050
Armet - 1800
Barrel Helmet - 2300
Morion - 3000
Greaves - 1700 Bloody Glove - 2100 Velvet Cloak - 1350
Aurora Ring - 5000
Treasury (A) Potion - 80
High Potion - 200
Anti-Venom - 20
Uncurse Potion - 20
Heavy Armor - 2000 Armet - 1800
Barrel Helmet - 2300
Morion - 3000
Cabacete - 3800
Greaves - 1700
Silver Boots - 2800
Bloody Glove - 2100 Velvet Cloak - 1350
Bangle - 550
Magic Necklace - 5000
Cave (A) Potion - 80
High Potion - 200
Anti-Venom - 20
Uncurse Potion - 20
Heavy Armor - 2000
Battle Armor - 6000
Ceramic Mail - 15000
Barrel Helmet - 2300
Morion - 3000
Cabacete - 3800
Pot Helm - 4400
Greaves - 1700
Silver Boots - 2800
Bloody Glove - 2100 Velvet Cloak - 1350
Entrance (A & B) Potion - 80
High Potion - 200
Elixer - 800
Mana Prism - 250
Big Mana Prism - 1000
Anti-venom - 20
Uncurse Potion - 20
Medicine Jar - 10000
None Red Silk Hat - 9800
Platinum Crown - 9999
Platinum Shoes - 5000
Infinite Boots - 12000
None None

JewelsEdit

Like the Master Librarian from Symphony of the Night, he will trade Gold for jewels, but will not buy the player's extra inventory. The jewels are worth the following:

QuotesEdit

  • When pointing to the "Buy" menu option, the merchant says: "Please purchase something from me. You do have money, don't you?"
  • When pointing to the "Sell" menu option, the merchant says: "If you show me something of value, I may trade a bit of coin for it."
  • When pointing to the "Exit" menu option, the merchant says: "So, you are done with your business with me?"
  • If the player exits the Merchant's menu screen and then returns to talk to him, he says: "Oh? Did you forget something?"
  • Every time the player first enters the Merchant's room (after the first time), he will say: "So we meet again. I'm glad to see you're all right. What can I do for you?", and then the Merchant menu will appear.

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TriviaEdit

  • His fate after the destruction of Dracula's castle is unknown. As is the credibility of his story of being a simple merchant.

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