NPCs (Non-player characters) are any characters which are not controlled by a player. In video games, this usually means a character controlled by the computer through artificial intelligence.
NPCs usually help with the story line or the MC with their main goal(s).
Trading with NPCs Edit
You can buy lots of useful items not only from other players but from various NPCs. There are so many opportunities for such transactions, that we are only going to cover in short the ways to browse items on offer.
Revelation Online has over two dozens various factions, each of those offering their own goods and rewards to all characters in good standing with that particular faction. Open the character window (C key) and select the Factions tab to browse the list. In it, you can find both the NPCs from those factions and the goods and quests they have available. That tab also features the automatic path button, that will take you right to the faction merchant or trainer, should you not be able to find them.
We should also touch upon the Order of Guardians. By completing the Order's quests and increasing your rank you will be able to buy fury volumes, rare equipment, and other items that might be difficult to obtain otherwise. That is why we advise new players to pay attention to that aspect of the gameplay. You can also find information on the Order on the character window in the Order tab.