The town of Norende is Tiz's hometown. It was destroyed by the release of the darkness.
During Chapter 1, the ability to rebuild the town is available. Shops can be created for items, components, and moves that can be utilized. The trader will also randomly give items that can be obtained from within shops.
Shops can be built and leveled up. Each level up will allow more items, components, and moves. Some require more time than others.
It starts off with one main area with some basic shops. In order to get to some of the special shops, locations must be rebuilt.