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Playing With: Dungeon Shop
Basic Trope: A shop that inexplicably exists inside a dungeon.
  • Straight: Bob and co goes down the Cave of Horrors to obtain an ancient artifact. Halfway in, they stumble upon Tyria's Trinkets, a shop that sells potions and equipments.
  • Exaggerated: Bob and co goes up the Monolith of Void to confront Emperor Evulz. On the passage way to Evulz' throne room, Tyria is there with her wares, which includes multiple Infinity Minus One Swords.
  • Downplayed: Tyria open her shop at dungeon's entrance. While she can fend-off the woodland monsters herself, she can't fight the powerful monsters in the cave.
  • Justified:
    • Tyria is secretly a Celestial being. There is a cosmic law that bans both Celestials and Infernals from directly interfering in the affairs of mortals, but everything else (including selling mundane weapons at reasonable price where there are demands for such) is a fair game. She has more than enough power to fend off monsters and shoplifters alike.
    • The shopkeeper is a rogue monster that decides to help Bob by selling him stuff.
  • Inverted: Dungeon Town.
  • Subverted: There's a little shop signed "Tyria's Trinkets" in the dungeon, but it's a set-up to ambush adventurers. Who would have thought!
  • Double Subverted: But after Bob and co defeat Tyria and her gang, Tyria decide to sell her stuffs to Bob.
  • Parodied: "Tyria Mart! What you need, where you most need it!" And it's competing with other dungeon-only store chain, Dweomers R Us.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: All selling and buying can only be done in town.
  • Enforced: Making it easier for player in their trek through the dungeon.
  • Lampshaded: "Hey, I'm braving monsters and death traps while hauling all these goods, and you want them cheaper?!"
  • Invoked: After hearing about a famous dungeon, Tyria the alchemist brews batches and batches of healing potion in the hope of selling it to adventurers. Since she doesn't like competition, she set up her shop in the middle of the dungeon.
  • Exploited: And she haggles!
  • Defied: The government make it illegal to sell stuffs inside dungeons.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Tyria doesn't get many customers due to her store being in such a dangerous area.
  • Reconstructed: The few adventurers who use her store spend enough to keep her in business.

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