Weapons, armor and other items can be purchased at the The Bazaar
To purchase an item at the Bazaar, you must create thread in that forum. This thread can be detailed or simply contain an item request. All Bazaar threads are considered in-character. The moderator responding to your thread will mirror your quality. You are allowed to haggle in bazaar threads, but haggling will ONLY
be successful if you put some detail into your post. If you purchase the item, the bazaar moderator will then deduct the cost of the item from your GP total, and you will be able to use the item. Do NOT use the item before the merchant deducts your GP and closes your Bazaar thread. If you do, any thread you participate in while using the item you will suffer a heavy loss in score and ultimately EXP & GP rewards.
If the Bazaar is not to your liking, some of the characters on Althanas are masters of their own trade and have set up their own shops. These shops can be located through word of mouth and occasionally some vendors will be given their own sub-forum to do business. These shops are much different in the respect that many of these shops have limited inventory or unique pricing schema. In these shops, you may also bring raw materials found on your adventures to be crafted to your liking. Since these shops are completely character driven, the best way to learn about them is to ask about and have a visit for yourself.