Morrowind talk:Nalcarya of White Haven

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Buying items at base value.[edit]

Okay, this claim has been made in two places now, and confirmed by some editors, but I have two questions regarding this:

  • If she buys items at base value once her Disposition is at 100, is this not true of ALL merchants?
  • And if not, what makes her so special?

She has a fairly low Mercantile skill, but there's plenty of merchants with lower, and nobody's made this claim about any of them. My suspicion is that because the items she deals in are mostly very low in value (there's only a handful of ingredients worth more than 100 gold), the decrease in value is too small to be noticeable, but that doesn't mean there isn't one.

100 gold - 0.5% = 99.5 gold, which rounds up to 100, and you don't notice any change.

That doesn't mean there isn't a deduction. I'd imagine if you used the CS to allow her to buy more expensive items, you'd see a noticeable drop in price even when her Disposition is maxed. If this is the case, then she's no more special than any other ingredient merchant, and claims grouping her with Creeper and the Mudcrab Merchant as the only person who will pay you base-price are unfounded and inaccurate. I can't think of any mechanism that would treat one NPC differently than all others with regards to base-price purchasing. The only reason that creature merchants pay full price is because they do not HAVE a Disposition to modify prices with. This claim needs to be fully tested and verified before it can be included on multiple pages. --TheRealLurlock Talk 01:34, 26 November 2008 (EST)

Well the Grandmaster Pestle and Mortar she offered to sell me at cost price isn't a low-cost item and neither was the Master's Mortar and Pestle that she was prepared to buy from me at cost price. What causes it I don't know, but it's definitely true in both vanilla and GotY PC. –RpehTCE 02:49, 26 November 2008 (EST)
Have you tested this with other merchants, though? Because if it's true with all merchants, as I suspect it is, then it doesn't deserve special mention on this or any other page. Though it should be noted on Disposition and/or Mercantile, once we figure out what exactly is involved. Other potentially notable statistics: Nalcarya has an Intelligence of 100. While you'd think that'd make her bright enough to not spurn a profit, it's possible some funky math causes a glitch at maxed Intelligence. She also has a Fight value of 40. Not sure how that would be relevant, but it is unusual - the vast majority of friendly NPCs have a Fight of 30. Other than that, I can't find anything that would make her different from any other alchemy vendor. --TheRealLurlock Talk 09:09, 26 November 2008 (EST)
Curiouser and curiouser. I went to check this out this morning and no other merchant would give me 100%. I then went back to Nalcarya to check again... and she wouldn't give me 100% either. I didn't have time to do any more detailed checks but it seems something strange is going on. That was on vanilla. I'll do some more testing tonight. –RpehTCE 03:37, 27 November 2008 (EST)
There isn't anything different about her prices, but she is a good starting merchant due to her gold amount (3000g) and restocking supplies. With a certain mercantile skill, it's possible to sell to her items at base value, but that's a discussion for that skill's page. I can't think of any special reason for this sentence and am removing it. Lukish_ Tlk Cnt 19:10, 27 November 2008 (EST)
well i find that you can barter with her better than most if you have a resonable amount of gold just use a fortify disposition spell with soul trap of course this is permanent but you need to make sure it has an area of 10ft then buy a potion that costs 175 and after awhile you can sell it for like 200 gold and buy it for 90 or less or sell it for more i only had about 61 merchantile at the times and no personality glitched it was normal alough i did have the birthsign of the lady Gohog3 20:38, 21 March 2009 (EDT)gohog3

Randomly attacked me[edit]

Hello. I once walked into Nalcarya's store and she attacked me. I used the console to make her disposition 100 and her fight 0, then stopcombat, but she just immediately attacked me again. My personality was high enough and I wasn't naked or anything else that might alarm her. Does this happen with other NPCs? And has this happened to anyone else? 00:12, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

I've never heard of anything like that happening before. If I can ask one stupid question - are you sure it was her and not somebody else? rpeh •TCE 07:12, 2 April 2010 (UTC)
Of course you can ask questions :D I'm absolutely sure it was her. Come to think of it, I don't remember what the guard was doing when she attacked me. 23:26, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

mark/ recall potions[edit]

is she the only potion merchant who sells mark and recall potions on the vanilla version of the game? (Eddie the head 14:07, 9 January 2011 (UTC))

No. Try Anis Seloth, for instance. --Brf 15:11, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
thanks (Eddie the head 15:23, 9 January 2011 (UTC))

"Welcome, Nerevar."[edit]

As described here:

Since she is still up for the MOP rewrite, I hope an editor with access to the Construction Set can review and confirm that within her sound files is the unique greeting, "welcome, Nerevar," uttered exclusively to a player character named Nerevar. At the very least, per the linked thread, I would have hoped that someone else would have tested it by now. 14:32, 5 May 2014 (GMT)Imbalance

This is half-true. She does have a voiced greeting of "Welcome, Nerevar," but it is linked to your progression in the main quest, not your character's name. No matter what your name is, after you meet with Vivec, she'll say "Welcome, Nerevar." It also isn't unique, and appears to be shared by a few dozen other female Altmer. Jeancey (talk) 14:39, 5 May 2014 (GMT)