The Trader

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The Trader is an old man who is involved in the player-owned port. He will trade excess port resources for trade goods. For example, he may have a stock of 10 Chi at 3125 Cherrywood each. His stock and offer change daily. He will offer either 5 Koi Scales/Pearls, 10 Chi globes/Lacquer/Plate, or 15 Ancient Bones/Spices. He can ask for resources to which you do not yet have access to. According to his concept art, he is also known as the Merchant.

He can be found in the southeastern part of the port near the southwest corner of the lodgings next to the wooden showers.

Exchange rates[edit | edit source]

Trade good (number in stock) Number of resource required for one trade good
(Number for total stock)
Chimes Bamboo Gunpowder Slate Cherrywood Jade Stainless steel Terracotta Azure
Ancient bones (15) Not offered 4,583
(68,745)
3,437
(51,555)
2,750
(41,250)
2,291
(34,365)
1,718
(25,770)
1,375
(20,625)
1,100
(16,500)
859
(12,885)
Plate (10) Not offered 3,333
(33,330)
2,500
(25,000)
2,000
(20,000)
1,666
(16,660)
1,250
(12,500)
1,000
(10,000)
800
(8,000)
625
(6,250)
Spices (15) Not offered 6,250
(93,750)
4,687
(70,305)
3,750
(56,250)
3,125
(46,875)
2,343
(35,145)
1,875
(28,125)
1,500
(22,500)
1,171
(17,565)
Lacquer (10) Not offered 6,250
(62,500)
4,687
(46,870)
3,750
(37,500)
3,125
(31,250)
2,343
(23,430)
1,875
(18,750)
1,500
(15,000)
1,171
(11,710)
Chi (10) Not offered 6,250
(62,500)
4,687
(46,870)
3,750
(37,500)
3,125
(31,250)
2,343
(23,430)
1,875
(18,750)
1,500
(15,000)
1,171
(11,710)
Pearls (5) Not offered 10,000
(50,000)
7,500
(37,500)
6,000
(30,000)
5,000
(25,000)
3,750
(18,750)
3,000
(15,000)
2,400
(12,000)
1,875
(9,375)
Koi scales (5) Not offered 10,000
(50,000)
7,500
(37,500)
6,000
(30,000)
5,000
(25,000)
3,750
(18,750)
3,000
(15,000)
2,400
(12,000)
1,875
(9,375)


If there is a shortage of resources, then additional resources may be purchased with chimes from the Ports Reward Shop run by Boni in The Arc. Also, trade goods may be purchased with chimes and Taijitus.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Contains only 1 of each resource item. Cost to get one trade good.

Resource Cost Ancient bone Plate Spices Lacquer Chi Pearls Koi scales
Ports bamboo pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports bamboo packPorts bamboo pack 10 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes 45,830 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes 33,330 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes
Ports gunpowder pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports gunpowder packPorts gunpowder pack 12 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes 41,244 30,000
Ports slate pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports slate packPorts slate pack 15 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes 41,250 30,000
Ports cherrywood pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports cherrywood packPorts cherrywood pack 17 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes 38,947 28,322
Ports jade pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports jade packPorts jade pack 20 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes 34,360 25,000
Ports steel pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports steel packPorts steel pack 20 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes 27,500 20,000
Ports azure pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports azure packPorts azure pack 22 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes 18,898 13,750
Ports terracotta pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports terracotta packPorts terracotta pack 25 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes 27,500 20,000

Trade goods[edit | edit source]

Contains only 1 of each item.

POP Item Cost GP/Taijitu
Ports spice pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports spice packPorts spice pack 350 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes

1 Taijitu.png: RS3 Inventory image of Taijitu

26,797
Ports plate pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports plate packPorts plate pack 1,000Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes

2 Taijitu.png: RS3 Inventory image of Taijitu

21,004.4
Ports lacquer pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports lacquer packPorts lacquer pack 1,000 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes

2 Taijitu.png: RS3 Inventory image of Taijitu

57,956.37
Ports chi pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports chi packPorts chi pack 1,000 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes

2 Taijitu.png: RS3 Inventory image of Taijitu

67,669.18
Ports pearl pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports pearl packPorts pearl pack 1,000 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes

3 Taijitu.png: RS3 Inventory image of Taijitu

1,737.85
Ports koi scale pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports koi scale packPorts koi scale pack 1,000 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes

3 Taijitu.png: RS3 Inventory image of Taijitu

765.37
Ports bone pack.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ports bone packPorts bone pack 1,500 Chimes.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chimes

5 Taijitu.png: RS3 Inventory image of Taijitu

31,016.98

Making money[edit | edit source]

Audio options icon.png
The trader explains his services

The table below shows the GP equivalent of each port resource when converted to each trade good.

It uses the best gp per trade good item made divided by the number of resources used. For example, ancient bones used to make a tradable scrimshaw of the elements worth 155085 gp per ancient bone takes 4,583 bamboo port resources = 34 gp per bamboo.


Trade good GP value of port resource (rounded down)
Chimes Bamboo Gunpowder Slate Cherrywood Jade Stainless steel Terracotta Azure
Ancient bones Not offered 45 60 75 90 121 151 188 241
Plate Not offered 13 17 21 25 34 42 53 67
Spices Not offered 3 4 5 5 7 9 11 14
Lacquer Not offered 19 25 31 37 49 62 77 99
Chi Not offered 25 33 42 50 67 83 104 133
Pearls Not offered 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3
Koi scales Not offered 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • ninja 18 January 2016 (Update):
    • The Trader now appears on the Player-Owned-Ports interface with the resources he wants and is providing.
  • patch 11 August 2014 (Update):
    • The Trader and Black Marketeer now deal in the new trade goods and resources.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Concept art for the Trader
  • On release day, if the player had already logged in pre-update, the trader was glitched making it impossible to trade with him, both by using the right-click option or by talking to him. This was fixed quickly. Other players were not affected.
  • Until 11 August 2014, the Trader would not offer Pearls and Koi Scales, nor ask for Terracotta and Azure.
  • Unlike all the other NPC's in Player-Owned Ports, his real name is unknown.