During ancient times, the Athenian Agora was the main gathering place for the citizens of the city. It was used to gather for military duty, to hear statements from rulers and where lively discussions of politics occurred. It was also used as a marketplace and attracted artisans to build workshops nearby. The term ‘agoraphobia’ (fear of unfamiliar environments/crowds) is derived from this onetime bustling and crowded venue.
As you explore the agora, you browse the displays of souvenirs set up along the perimeter of the ruins. You quickly spot one of the agents and approach his table displaying hand-painted dishes. You make small talk with the agent and let him know you are interested in becoming a distributor. You are directed to two of the plates on display and asked for a password. Time for your first test. If you can decipher the hidden word, you’ll earn your first calling card and receive instructions on how to proceed.