Mercurio's Curios was described as a derelict old building on the edge of the Liisian Market, "crouched like a beggar at the corner of two crooked roads". A sign reading, Mercurio's Curios - Oddities, Rarities and The Fynest Antiquities, hung on a squeaking hinge above a sad little door, and, according to the door placard, "no time wasters, rabble, or religious sorts" were welcome.