Special House of Product
S.H.O.P. is an acronym for Special House of Product. a secret interdimensional goods storefront where various rare and common items are sold and traded throughout New Allure city domestically as well as inter-dimensionally.
In order to keep its clientele fresh, S.H.O.P. changes planetary locations every 30 years.
The Boss Man
S.H.O.P. is run by a man who goes by the name Boss. He is often cranky and always money-hungry. Boss is rarely seen without a cigarette in hand and is always thinking of his next business transaction. Despite his cranky nature, Boss is often energetic and animated when it comes to business.
It is unclear when Boss founded S.H.O.P., how many planets has shop inhabited, and how S.H.O.P. travels from planet to planet. What is known is that Boss settled in New Allure City 1 year after the Grand Disaster.
S.H.O.P. at the time employs 2 members to run the day-to-day operations: Star an elven-like girl who works the front end and customer service, and Joe, who works back-end stock, custom orders, and, formerly, delivery.
During the events of Stage 3, Satoshi Inomata falls through Boss's roof. Because Satoshi is unable to pay for damages, Boss places Satoshi in a debt contract, enlisting him as his new messenger boy until the debt is paid.
S.H.O.P.'s communications system runs on the powerful black market web system Tenebre. With Tenebre, Boss & Co. can access various kinds of information and data from across the dimensional web.
During the events of Stage 6, Joe helps Satoshi and the crew search for information on S. Hakkai and Silvestria August. The Tenebre system is successfully able to cross reference and pull up data files on the two DFA soldiers from various information sites and leaked documents on the Black Web.