Just a thought. I just started an imbuer. Though plenty of kind people offered to help imbue, I figured I wanted to extract relics for vending. I just went to buy gems from a NPC. Some of them were 156 gold a gem. I guess that went into effect when imbuing started. I know I tested before SA and I actually bought like 10k worth of citrines by chance and the price never went up. Is this pretty much standard for all NPC Jewelers everywhere? Prices go up now as we buy. If I have to pay it, Ill pay it. The vendor I was using was in Vesper.