Merchants of Kaidan

Merchants of Kaidan - 1 DVD

About This Game Regain your riches, restore your honor and punish those who
have wronged you.

Merchants of Kaidan is a challenging trading game fused with lots of RPG
elements. You start very humble, one cart, a purse of gold and silver coins
is all that you have. Your task is to roam the world and search of
opportunities to score some profit. Buy low, sell high - a merchant\'s motto
is easy to grasp. And yet the job is harder than it seems.

A good merchant needs to know everything about the market, he is always on
the lookout for a deal, always listening, always engaging and deepening his
knowledge. He knows what forces influence the prices, what events affect
them. A good merchant listens to rumours and gossips spread by travelers at
inns and taverns hoping for a clue, a hint where to go, where a good deal
awaits. A good merchant surrounds himself with specialists smarter than him,
people who help him maximize profits and minimize losses. He always expands
his fleet of carts, he balances risks, calculates profitability.

The conditions are constantly changing, and supply and demand for different
goods with them. Maybe you\'d like to pay a cheaper price for furs in the
summer, and sell them for a hefty profit as the winter is coming and people
need warmth.
But is it worth carrying them for so many days, risking robbery, moths and
taking precious space that you could use to transport something now and make
a profit immediately?
Or is it worth to buy illegal herb in the out of reach swamps where it cost\'s
next to nothing, and risk smuggling it into the city where you can sell it
for an amazing profit? But what if the city guards want to control you
Should you pay a bribe? How big? Maybe the best course of action is to say
that you have nothing and hope they don\'t find anything?

These are the types of questions you will have to ask yourself constantly.

Merchants of Kaidan has 4 story lines each with many quests. Main quest
that brings you closer to avenging your father\'s murder, and 3 side-quest
lines. A total of over 100 quests each composed of multiple steps.
A set of random events that influence your journeys. A storm on the sea,
attack by dragons, highway robbery and many, many more.
Three types of transport of your goods: by roads, by sea and by flight,
each has its advantages and disadvantages and a unique set of events
associated. As you grow your fleet you can join a partnership and you\'ll get
to manage 3 traders.
You can hire advisers each specializing in a different field. Their council
will help you in a variety of issues. Some will show you shortcuts on the
roads, some will help you fight of the bandits, some will council you on how
to sail better and in case of a storm, how to minimize risks and losses. If
you wish, you can also send them to school to improve their abilities for
additional cost.
4 seasons of the year that influence the prices of goods, open some paths
for travel and block the others. They also impact the way the game looks,
each city has a distinct look at different time of the year.
Random blessings and curses that influence your statistics. They in turn
affect how well you conduct business.
A set of artifacts that influence your statistics or can help negate the
effects of random events.
A complex market fluctuation algorithm that include many variables such as
demand, supply, seasons of the year, localization of the city, random events
like droughts or rat infestation.

A complex trading algorithm
Over 100 quests each with multiple steps to success.
2 out of 10 planned mini games that accompany events with next ones
upcoming in the updates
Possibility to create a partnership with other traders and control 3
characters simultaneously
1 main and 2 quick scenarios
15 types of goods for trade with varying characteristics, some illegal,
some perishable
Beautiful hand-drawn localisations.

Your name is Olivean de Calinn, and this was supposed to be the most
important day of your life. Your father has been preparing you, for all these
years, for this exact moment. Your 21st birthday.

You were finally a grown-up, able to take care of yourself, a person worthy
of continuing your fathers\' legacy.

He wasn\'t born into money. To buy his first cart, he had to work very hard
saving every silver and copper. One trade after trade, step after step, he
climbed the ladder, transforming his tiny one-man venture into a trading
company of a rather significant size.

Then he met Van Talodd, the most famous merchant in the whole kingdom, and
soon enough he entered into partnership. This enterprise proved very
profitable, and Van Talodd promised your father something more precious than
wealth. A lordship. Few weeks ago he left to the Capital  Ovoros  to accept
the title. He was taking a little longer to come back than you expected, but
recent weather was unfavourable, maybe he got stuck, or a road turned into a
swamp... it happened all the time.

It was almost dusk when you heard the knocking to the door. A messenger, his
clothes soiled with mud, brought you a letter. There was no lordship, your
father was found a traitor, an enemy of the Kingdom, and hanged for
conspiring against the king, after a very hasty trial. All his assets and
estate confiscated and handed over to the person who exposed the entire plot
Van Talodd.

Suddenly everything became crystal clear, Van Talodd maimed him with promises
of lordship, the only thing money can\'t buy. But his real purpose was to
entrap your father and take over his fortune.

Instead of your birthday present, you got carts full of kings\' sell-swords
approaching quickly. There was no time to loose, you had to run fast and far
Flee from the men that were certainly sent to kill you.

That is only a beginning of your story, you\'re left with only your family
ring that you had on you. Take a fake name you need to avenge your father
Follow the same path as him, grow rich and destroy Van Talodd. The road there
is hard and long  are you strong enough to make it?

Kaidan is a fictitious world, that was once a home to a space-faring
civilization. It\'s history is almost unknown. Only that, once they developed
starships, they relatively quickly left the planet. And on the remnants of
the old civilization a new one has sprouted. A far less developed. If not for
the artifacts left by the predecessors, they would be no different than a

medieval country.

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