Gold Treasure Vault Keys
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Gold Treasure Vault Keys are Treasure Items in Sea of Thieves that are found as a reward for Wayfinder Voyages issued by the Gold Hoarders Trading Company. These Keys look like Totem statues that lead to Totem themed Gold Hoarder Treasure Vaults hidden on Large Islands all over The Sea of Thieves. The Keys can either be sold to the Gold Hoarders Representatives on Outposts who are willing to offer Gold, Reputation and Emissary Value for these Keys, or they can be used to open up a specific Gold Hoarder Treasure Vault for a chance for more valuable Treasure.
Where to find
Gold Treasure Vault Keys can only be acquired during Rank 45+ Wayfinder Voyages issued by Gold Hoarders. The Ashen Reach and Fetcher's Rest are exclusive to the Ashen Wayfinder Voyage sold at Morrow's Peak. During the Voyage, players will gain access to a Golden Wayfinder Compass in their Quest Radial Menu, leading them to the buried locations of Torn Map Parchments. These Parchments will make up a Torn Treasure Map that reveals the location of the Key as an X on a Large Island. The X will reveal a Collector’s Chest with Gold and one Treasure Vault Key inside. Players do not need to complete the whole Torn Map to complete the Voyage. If the first parchments already reveal the location of the X and Players recognize the Island, they can go and immediately dig it up.
Types of Gold Treasure Vault Keys
There are a total of 7 types of Gold Treasure Vault Keys corresponding to 7 different Totem-themed Gold Hoarder Treasure Vaults.
|Crescent Isle Gold Key
|The moon shines bright within the island's large cave.
|Inside the Northern side of the Island's inner Cave system.
|Mermaid's Hideaway Gold Key
|The snake slithers in sand under the island's grand archway.
|Under the North-Western Stone Arch.
|Crook's Hollow Gold Key
|The scarab hides in the cave near the island's tears.
|Right inside the Cave opening by the Eastern waterfall.
|Devil's Ridge Gold Key
|The boar cowers in sand beneath the vast cliff on the island's east beach.
|Amidst the rocks on the South-Eastern beach.
|Kraken's Fall Gold Key
|The shark awaits in lonely rocks near twin palms, beneath the great rock spine of the island.
|Amidst the Northern cliff-face under the Island's central Arch.
|Fetcher's Rest Gold Key
|The eagle perches in a glowing cave near the island's central arch.
|In the central cave system, next to Eagle cave paintings.
|Ashen Reaches Gold Key
|The sun sets against rocks within the island's north west tunnel.
|In the middle of a northern cave system cutting through the island.
All Gold Treasure Vault Keys have the same value and can be sold to the following NPCs:
- Hoarders stationed at Gold Hoarders tents on Outposts for Gold and Gold Hoarders Reputation and Emissary Value (if sailing as a Gold Hoarders Emissary)
- The Servant of the Flame at The Reaper’s Hideout for Gold and Reaper's Bones Reputation and Emissary Value (if sailing as a Reaper's Bones Emissary)
The following is the reward chart for a sold Gold Treasure Vault Key
- Every Treasure Vault Key has an inscription on it, that describes the location of the hidden Gold Hoarder Treasure Vault.
- Picking up and placing Treasure Vault Keys on a Ship for the first time gives Emissary Grade Reputation to Trading Company Emissaries representing the Gold Hoarders or Reaper's Bones.
- All Treasure Vault Keys emit a White Glint from a distance.
- Treasure Vault Keys can be caught with a Harpoon.
- Treasure Vault Keys share their models and Pirate Chat Commands with Totem Key Quest Items from Tall Tales.
- Hoarder of Vault Keys → Find 50 Gold Hoarder Treasure Vault Keys
- Seeker of Ancient Vaults → Open 100 Gold Hoarder Treasure Vaults using a Vault Key | Unlocks the Ancient Vault Sails for purchase
- Golden Tribute → Sell 600 Gold Hoarder Treasures while flying the Gold Hoarders Emissary Flag.
- Eminent Hoarder → Sell 320 Gold Hoarder Treasures while flying a Grade 5 Gold Hoarders Emissary Flag.
- Tributes Taken → Sell 480 Gold Hoarder Treasures to the Reaper's Bones
- Plundered Prizes → Sell 600 of any Trading Company items while flying the Reaper's Bones Emissary Flag.
- Fearless Reaper → Sell 320 of any Trading Company items while flying a Grade 5 Reaper's Bones Emissary Flag.