The Trader

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This article is about the Player Owned Ports NPC. For other uses, see Trader (disambiguation).
The Trader chathead.png

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)

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 438888 gp per ancient bone takes 4,583 bamboo port resources = 96 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 96 128 160 192 255 319 399 511
Plate Not offered 12 16 20 24 32 40 50 64
Spices Not offered 1 2 2 3 4 5 6 7
Lacquer Not offered 22 30 37 45 60 75 94 120
Chi Not offered 13 17 22 26 35 43 54 69
Pearls Not offered 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2
Koi scales Not offered 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Transcripts The Trader speaks in:

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 18 January 2016 (Update):
    • The Trader now appears on the Player-Owned-Ports interface with the resources he wants and is providing.

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.