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“If you wish to purchase more high-quality merchandise, please come visit my store.”
    —Auric

Auric, also known as Auric the Banker, is a character in the console versions of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, Skylanders: Giants, and Skylanders: Trap Team. He is, indeed, Skylands' finest and only banker.[1]

Personality

Auric loves gold almost as much as the Skylander, Trigger Happy.[1]

Story

Trigger Happy Targets the Evil Kaos

Auric was one of the residents of the Mabu Market that became under attack by a Water Viper. Some Skylanders - Trigger Happy, Food Fight and Smolderdash - managed to defeat the serpent, but Auric discovered that all of his stock was stolen during the attack. He later came to Master Eon to talk about the stolen magical wares and artifacts, having found all but one of them not far from the Mabu Market. Auric would soon find his last item, the Shape Shifting Sapphire Amulet, being worn around Hugo's neck after the Mabu was forced to wear it by a Goliath Drow, the one who originally stole Auric's stock.

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

If the Skylanders talk to Auric whilst in the Ruins, he will say "I have nothing to provide, but check back with me later." He also played a minor role in identifying the "black pearl" the Clam-tron 4000 created as a bomb.

At the end of the adventure, Auric appears at the party. He rewards the Skylander with a generous amount of money. (He is located right off the beach on a walkway of rocks and turtles that leads into the water.) Any visits to him thereafter are fruitless, with Auric saying "Done and done, pleasure doing business with you."

Skylanders: Giants

Auric was encountered on Junkyard Isles where the Skylanders come to him to buy a new ship engine. When the crew agrees to take Auric along on their journey, the banker can be found throughout the many levels of the game, having set up shop. Talking to him will let you buy items from his store.

Skylanders: Trap Team

Auric is stationed in the Skylanders Academy, where he reopened his store for the Skylanders to buy hats, trinkets, and other items.

Quotes

Spyro's Adventure

  • "I have nothing to provide but check back with me later"
  • "Aha! I see you followed the trail of money. Always a fine way to invite guests over!" - after you beat the game
  • "Done and done! Pleasure doing business with you." - after he gives you money

Giants

  • "I understand that you're in the market for an engine. That's normally quite expensive, however I will give it to you for one gold coin provided I can accompany you on your ship. Do we have a deal?"
  • "Excellent! Let's have a look, shall we?"
  • "Again, the engine is pretty much free but I have other fine items available too."
  • "Just wanted to thank you again. I believe that our partnership will be mutually beneficial. Speaking of which, follow me and I will show you where I've set up shop."
  • "Welcome to the grand opening of Auric's Little Shop of Oddities, Curios, and Assorted Bric-a-Brac - in its new location! Is there anything I can interest you in?"
  • "Truely a pleasure doing business with you. Return any time, as I'm always getting new items in stock."
  • "Well hello hello! Care to do a little shopping?"
  • "Excellent! Let's just see what items I have for you today!" - when you say 'yes' to Auric
  • "Ah yes, I hoped I'd bump into you!"
  • "Pick any item you wish to purchase!"
  • "Excellent, you are just in time. I have deals you absolutely must see."
  • "Feast your eyes on these wonderful items, all of them quality."
  • "Anything here tickle your fancy?"
  • "Yes, yes, it was wise to seek me out. You could probably use some gear."
  • "What looks good to you today?"
  • "Just pick an item and it's yours! Provided, of course, you have adequate compensation."
  • "So what would you care to purchase this day?
  • "Good to see you again, Skylander. Figured I would take refuge in here."
  • "See anything you like?"
  • "Many things to choose from, which is the one for you?"
  • "Fancy meeting you here!"
  • "All of these wonderful items are yours for the purchasing."
  • "Want to check out my inventory?"
  • "Care to do a little shopping?"
  • "Not ready to commit yet? Well please come back soon!" - when you say 'no' to Auric
  • "Best of luck to you then!" - when you say 'no' to Auric
  • "Didn't find what you're looking for? Next time then." - when you say 'no' to Auric
  • "Return whenever you deem it necessary Cheerio!" - when you say 'no' to Auric
  • "I'll be here all day if you change your mind - when you say 'no' to Auric
  • "Well, when you are ready to shop, you know where I'll be." - when you say 'no' to Auric
  • "Stocking up before a big battle? A fine idea indeed" - before you enter a boss battle
  • "Ah, this cool, crisp air sure does wonders for the old lungs! - when Auric is in Glacier Gully
  • "Well hello! Quaint little town they've got here, am I right?" - when Auric is in Wilikin Village
  • "Glad we crossed paths out here. I am certain my store can be of service to you." - when Auric is in Troll Home Security
  • "Quite the place our man Kaos has here!" - when Auric is in Kaos' Kastle
  • "Nothing like a dark cave to set up shop, eh?" - when Auric is in The Oracle level

Trivia

  • Auric is the chemical name given to an ion of Gold (Au3+), a reference to the fact that gold is most often used as a currency in most role playing games.
  • He is based on the character Moneybags from the original Spyro series.
  • It is unknown how he has managed to set up shops in Kaos' Kastle, Drill-X's Big Rig, the Lost City of Arkus, or other hard-to-get-to places. It is possible that he is, to some degree, neutral, selling to whoever will pay money.
  • In Trap Team, you can pickpocket him while playing as Nightshade.
  • Auric does not appear in Skylanders: SuperChargers. However, he is replaced by a "friendly proprietor" Mabu in the renovated Academy Store known as Ari, whose name is pronounced similarly.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Skylanders Universe: Secret Vault of Secrets, page 25
Non Playable Characters
Spyro's Adventure

Console
Master Eon - Hugo - Flynn - Cali - Diggs - Auric - Gurglefin - Clam-tron 4000 - Arbo
General Robot - T-Bone - Weapon Master - Persephone - Snuckles - Rizzo - Nort - Blobbers
3DS
Fargus - Wendel - Esmerelle - Beaufort - Humfry - Tizwig

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