Every city and town has an open-air marketplace, where a wide variety of goods are sold. Cheap jewelry, clothing, Chlen-hide weapons, foodstuffs of all kinds, household goods, all are found here. Order is maintained by special market police, and a market magistrate.
Most artisan clans have shops as part of their clanhouse. Here one goes for items of greater value, or to have something made to particular specifications. Generally goods are not out on display in shops. One enters, is suitably greeted, and then one tells the shopkeeper what one is looking for. Suitable items are then brought out for one'¯s consideration. Many of the lower status clans are occupational: each clan pursues a particular business more or less exclusively. Clans with similar businesses are often grouped together in cities, so there will be streets of metalworkers, streets of weavers and clothsellers, etc., with one or more clans controlling that trade.
Lower-status traders will have stalls in the marketplace, higher status merchants send children as criers to the clanhouses of the town. Interested potential customers arrange to visit the merchant at their lodgings, or have the merchant bring his wares to their clanhouse.
Haggling is the general rule.