Merchant Alliance

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The Merchant Alliance is one of the major Trading Companies in Sea of Thieves. Every Outpost Dock houses a Merchant Alliance Representative willing to recruit new Merchants and send them on increasingly challenging Merchant Alliance Voyages for various Commodity Crates. The Alliance will accept any Crates, Gunpowder Barrels or Mermaid Gems for Gold and Reputation with the Company, willing to pay almost 10 times as much for any Commodities that are sold on Commission.

Lore

The Merchant Alliance is one of the longest standing companies on the seas.[1] They mostly deal in Trade Goods, either living or other valuable commodities, which are purchased from adventuring pirates who pick them up during their voyages. Their business model consists of customers making an order to the alliance, and the alliance getting the wares by ordering it from pirates. Some of the alliance merchants also take orders of "Special" wares, but it mostly depends on whether or not the salesperson wants to deal in illegal goods rather than what the company stands for.

NPCs

Game NPCs

These are all the Senior Traders who represent the Merchant Alliance at Outposts:

NPCs in other media

Name Appearances Notes
Senior Trader Mabel Sea of Thieves Roleplaying Game Alternate liaison at Plunder Outpost.

Offered Services

The following services are offered by the Merchant Alliance Traders on the docks at every Outpost:

Buyable Resources

Resource Crates

Crate Cost Resourses Quantity
Cannonball Crate 5,000 Gold Cannonballs 50
Fruit Crate 3,500 Gold Bananas 25
Coconuts 13
Pomegranates 7
Mangoes 4
Pineapples 1
Storage Crate 5,000 Gold empty -
Wood Crate 3,500 Gold Wooden Planks 50
Bait Crate 5,000 Gold Grubs 50
Leeches 50
Earthworms 50

Firework Crates

Common Firework Crates can be bought for 20,000 Gold each.

Voyages

Main article: Merchant Voyages

Merchant Voyages can be bought from Senior Traders on the docks at every Outpost. The Merchant Alliance sends Player Pirates on three types of Merchant Voyages: Trade Good Commissions, Cargo Run Voyages, and Lost Shipment Voyages. The First requires Players to find and deliver specific Trade Goods to specific Senior Traders at Outposts in a set amount of time. These can either be Animals or Gunpowder Barrels. There are three types of commissioned Animals: Chicken, Pigs and Snakes. These have to be caught in Cages provided by the Senior Trader NPCs and taken care of until delivered. Gunpowder Barrels can be found on Fortresses or randomly on Islands. The Second requires Players to pick up Cargo Crates from a Seapost, Outpost or Large Island NPC and deliver it in time and good condition to another NPC. The Third requires Players to track down lost ships using the ship's route and recover the manifests onboard.

Players can have up to 3 Merchant Voyages in their Voyage Inventory at one time and put them up for a vote at the Voyage Table. The Voyages are counted complete as soon as the Goods are picked up or delivered.

In addition to Voyages sold by Senior Traders, Trade Good Commissions and Cargo Crate requisitions can sometimes be found from beached or floating Messages in Bottles or as Mysterious Parchments in Barrels. The Cargo requisitions act identically to Cargo Runs. The Trade Good Commissions, however, require the Players to either find or get one of the three Supply Crates from Senior Traders and fill them with Resources or just bring in a Gunpowder Barrel. Animal requisitions are unique to Voyages purchased from Senior Traders, whereas the Supply Crates are unique to Voyages found from other sources.

When sold to Senior Traders or the NPCs, The Goods gathered during these Voyages reward the player with Gold and Merchant Alliance Reputation.

Goods that have not been requested can still be sold, but are worth far less gold. Trade Good Crates cannot be requested and have to be sold individually.

Players can also buy Ashen versions of Cargo Runs from the Representative at Morrow's Peak Outpost. These Voyages take players on islands throughout The Devil's Roar, where they have to deliver more fragile, but valuable Ashen variants of Cargo Crates.

Treasure

The following are all the types of items that can be sold to Senior Traders for Gold and Merchant Alliance Reputation:

Reputation, Promotions & Rewards

Reputation

Merchant Rep Logo.png

Merchant Alliance Reputation is used to level up and earn higher Promotion Ranks with the Trading Company. Merchant Alliance Reputation is earned every time a relevant Treasure Item (See above) is sold to the Senior Traders on the Docks of Outposts (Crew-wide). Each Treasure item is worth a set amount of Reputation, which is separate from the item's Gold or Emissary Value. Players can also earn Reputation with the Merchants by completing Commendations for the Company (Individual) or lowering a higher than Emissary Grade II Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag at the Merchant Alliance Emissary Table (Crew-wide). Crews representing the Merchants as an Emissary will get increased Reputation gains with each Emissary Grade. The Merchant Alliance has 75 Reputation levels in total.

Players who progress through the Merchant Alliance Reputation Ranks can also unlock the Ceremonial Admiral Set Items for purchase at Outpost Shops.

Promotions

The following is a table of all the Merchant Alliance Promotions and the Items that are unlocked for purchase after achieving them:

Rank Promotion & Title Item Unlocked Item Cost
5 Merchant Sailor Lowly Merchant Watch 700 Gold
10 Merchant Mariner Measly Merchant Spyglass 700 Gold
15 Merchant Cadet Prominent Merchant Watch
Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag
Merchant Alliance Costume
1,400 Gold
20,000 Gold
68,300 Gold
20 Merchant Bosun Notable Merchant Spyglass 1,400 Gold
25 Merchant Officer Famed Merchant Watch 2,100 Gold
30 Merchant Lieutenant Renowned Merchant Spyglass 2,100 Gold
35 Merchant Commander Revered Merchant Watch 2,800 Gold
40 Merchant Captain Esteemed Merchant Spyglass 2,800 Gold
45 Merchant Admiral Legendary Merchant Watch 3,500 Gold
50 Merchant Master Notorious Merchant Spyglass 3,500 Gold
55 Enterprising Merchant Merchant Alliance Capstan 69,550 Gold
60 Industrious Merchant Merchant Alliance Cannons 69,550 Gold
65 Prosperous Merchant Merchant Alliance Wheel 69,550 Gold
70 Esteemed Merchant Merchant Alliance Hull
Merchant Alliance Flag
69,550 Gold
2,500 Gold
75 Eminent Merchant Merchant Alliance Figurehead
Merchant Alliance Sails
69,550 Gold
69,550 Gold
80 Thriving Merchant
85 Monoured Merchant
90 Prestigious Merchant
95 Triumphant Merchant
100 Grand Merchant

Rewards

The following is a list of all Merchant Alliance rewards which require a certain Reputation level or Emissary Ledger progress.

  • Total Cost: 15,561,950 Gold
Image Name Source Cost Requires Type Set In-game description
Lowly Merchant Watch.png
Lowly Merchant Watch 700 Gold
Merchant Alliance 5
Pocket Watch Merchant Alliance "Acquire the first of our service watches by bringing satisfaction to some of our measly clients."
Admiral Capstan.png
Admiral Capstan 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 10
Capstan Admiral "A tidy, sturdy capstan that you'd find on a nice, proper vessel."
Ceremonial Admiral Capstan.png
Ceremonial Admiral Capstan 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 10
Capstan Ceremonial Admiral "A tidy, sturdy capstan that you'd find on a nice, proper vessel."
Grand Admiral Capstan.png
Grand Admiral Capstan 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 10
Capstan Grand Admiral "A tidy, sturdy capstan that you'd find on a nice, proper vessel."
Measly Merchant Spyglass.png
Measly Merchant Spyglass 700 Gold
Merchant Alliance 10
Spyglass Merchant Alliance "A glance of things to come, this spyglass only requires you to help out a few pitiful customers."
Merchant Alliance Costume.png
Merchant Alliance Costume 68,300 Gold
Merchant Alliance 15
Costume Merchant Alliance "Please conduct yourself professionally while wearing the Alliance uniform."
Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag.png
Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag 20,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 15
Emissary Flag Merchant Alliance "Acquire our Emissary Flag and perform a valued duty, increasing your standing and gold as a representative of the Merchant Alliance."
Prominent Merchant Watch.png
Prominent Merchant Watch 1,400 Gold
Merchant Alliance 15
Pocket Watch Merchant Alliance "Time to show us your mettle. Help out sufficient notable clients and this charming piece is yours."
Notable Merchant Spyglass.png
Notable Merchant Spyglass 1,400 Gold
Merchant Alliance 20
Spyglass Merchant Alliance "Deal with enough lowly client and we'll award you a moderately more impressive spyglass."
Admiral Wheel.png
Admiral Wheel 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 25
Wheel Admiral "Behind a wheel like this is where you belong, in command, standing proud at the helm!"
Ceremonial Admiral Wheel.png
Ceremonial Admiral Wheel 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 25
Wheel Ceremonial Admiral "Behind a wheel like this is where you belong, in command, standing proud at the helm!"
Famed Merchant Watch.png
Famed Merchant Watch 2,100 Gold
Merchant Alliance 25
Pocket Watch Merchant Alliance "A lovely timepiece that would complete any outfit, yours by keeping renowned customers happy."
Grand Admiral Wheel.png
Grand Admiral Wheel 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 25
Wheel Grand Admiral "Behind a wheel like this is where you belong, in command, standing proud at the helm!"
Ceremonial Admiral Boots.png
Ceremonial Admiral Boots 1,350 Gold
Merchant Alliance 28
Boots Ceremonial Admiral "Boots so shiny you can see your face in them, but no promises you'll like what you see."
Ceremonial Admiral Gloves.png
Ceremonial Admiral Gloves 1,350 Gold
Merchant Alliance 28
Gloves Ceremonial Admiral "Getting your hands dirty is for dishonourable types, so wear these gloves and sniff your innocence."
Renowned Merchant Spyglass.png
Renowned Merchant Spyglass 2,100 Gold
Merchant Alliance 30
Spyglass Merchant Alliance "Set your sights on more superior goals, like this nice spyglass for helping out prominent customers."
Ceremonial Admiral Bucket.png
Ceremonial Admiral Bucket 1,900 Gold
Merchant Alliance 31
Bucket Ceremonial Admiral "Keep everything shipshape with a reliable bucket that's guaranteed not to leak."
Ceremonial Admiral Shovel.png
Ceremonial Admiral Shovel 1,850 Gold
Merchant Alliance 31
Shovel Ceremonial Admiral "If physical toil is absolutely necessary, this efficient shovel will commandeer buried prizes."
Ceremonial Admiral Belt.png
Ceremonial Admiral Belt 1,350 Gold
Merchant Alliance 33
Belt Ceremonial Admiral "The large buckle reflects your stature, but also increases the chance of being struck by lightning."
Ceremonial Admiral Dress.png
Ceremonial Admiral Dress 5,400 Gold
Merchant Alliance 33
Dress Ceremonial Admiral "Both practical and formal, just in case you get invited to a pirate's ball out on the high seas."
Ceremonial Admiral Trousers.png
Ceremonial Admiral Trousers 2,700 Gold
Merchant Alliance 33
Bottoms Ceremonial Admiral "A fine pair of immaculately pressed breeches that are nearly as uptight as you are."
Revered Merchant Watch.png
Revered Merchant Watch 2,800 Gold
Merchant Alliance 35
Pocket Watch Merchant Alliance "Only our most trusted agents deal with esteemed clients, so you'll need a watch of equal stature."
Ceremonial Admiral Jacket.png
Ceremonial Admiral Jacket 6,750 Gold
Merchant Alliance 36
Jacket Ceremonial Admiral "We'll keep adding gold buttons until everyone's fooled into giving you the desired respect."
Ceremonial Admiral Shirt.png
Ceremonial Admiral Shirt 2,700 Gold
Merchant Alliance 36
Shirt Ceremonial Admiral "Extra starch ensures you'll stay smart in the roughest of storms. Smarter pirates avoid them though."
Ceremonial Admiral Lantern.png
Ceremonial Admiral Lantern 1,900 Gold
Merchant Alliance 38
Lantern Ceremonial Admiral "Things will shine as bright as your prospects when illuminating this splendid lantern."
Ceremonial Admiral Tankard.png
Ceremonial Admiral Tankard 900 Gold
Merchant Alliance 38
Tankard Ceremonial Admiral "Show everyone you're not the stuffy type by enjoying a grog or two. Or three."
Admiral Cannons.png
Admiral Cannons 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 40
Cannons Admiral "Cannons so clean and shiny, you could eat your dinner off them! Please don't do that."
Ceremonial Admiral Cannons.png
Ceremonial Admiral Cannons 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 40
Cannons Ceremonial Admiral "Cannons so clean and shiny, you could eat your dinner off them! Please don't do that."
Esteemed Merchant Spyglass.png
Esteemed Merchant Spyglass 2,800 Gold
Merchant Alliance 40
Spyglass Merchant Alliance "Famed clients demand quality service, so in return we offer this spyglass of exceptional craft."
Grand Admiral Cannons.png
Grand Admiral Cannons 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 40
Cannons Grand Admiral "Cannons so clean and shiny, you could eat your dinner off them! Please don't do that."
Ceremonial Admiral Concertina.png
Ceremonial Admiral Concertina 2,850 Gold
Merchant Alliance 41
Concertina Ceremonial Admiral "Ships have no room for a grand piano, so you'll have to learn how to play this instead."
Ceremonial Admiral Drum.png
Ceremonial Admiral Drum 3,500 Gold
Merchant Alliance 41
Drum Ceremonial Admiral "With this, if you must play, no one will notice you're not actually playing on beat."
Ceremonial Admiral Hurdy-Gurdy.png
Ceremonial Admiral Hurdy-Gurdy 2,850 Gold
Merchant Alliance 41
Hurdy-Gurdy Ceremonial Admiral "Proudly strike up a rousing shanty that inspires all pirates to do the very best."
Grand Admiral Banjo.png
Grand Admiral Banjo 3,500 Gold
Merchant Alliance 41
Banjo Grand Admiral "Strum a nice, nautical ditty to boost morale among your sterling crew."
Ceremonial Admiral Pocket Watch.png
Ceremonial Admiral Pocket Watch 2,800 Gold
Merchant Alliance 43
Pocket Watch Ceremonial Admiral "Crafted by master horologists, this fine timepiece is waterproof to 100 fathoms."
Ceremonial Admiral Speaking Trumpet.png
Ceremonial Admiral Speaking Trumpet 2,300 Gold
Merchant Alliance 43
Speaking Trumpet Ceremonial Admiral "This should help keep a distance when speaking with lesser pirates is unavoidable."
Legendary Merchant Watch.png
Legendary Merchant Watch 3,500 Gold
Merchant Alliance 45
Pocket Watch Merchant Alliance "This exquisite watch shows that you offer faultless service to our most notorious customers."
Ceremonial Admiral Compass.png
Ceremonial Admiral Compass 2,800 Gold
Merchant Alliance 46
Compass Ceremonial Admiral "Points the way to your entitled success. Has a jeweled bearing for smoother operation."
Ceremonial Admiral Spyglass.png
Ceremonial Admiral Spyglass 3,800 Gold
Merchant Alliance 46
Spyglass Ceremonial Admiral "Lesser pirates will look up to you when using this. Unless you're peering through the wrong end."
Ceremonial Admiral Eyepatch.png
Ceremonial Admiral Eyepatch 3,050 Gold
Merchant Alliance 47
Eyepatch Ceremonial Admiral "Promotes an air of undoubted experience in battle, just don't let your crew see it's just for show."
Ceremonial Admiral Hook.png
Ceremonial Admiral Hook 4,050 Gold
Merchant Alliance 47
Hook Ceremonial Admiral "Don't wipe seaspray from your eyes or you'll be wearing an Eyepatch too."
Ceremonial Admiral Pegleg.png
Ceremonial Admiral Pegleg 4,050 Gold
Merchant Alliance 47
Pegleg Ceremonial Admiral "A wooden leg doesn't lessen your duty. It's no excuse for getting stuck in the deck grille though."
Ceremonial Admiral Blunderbuss.png
Ceremonial Admiral Blunderbuss 9,450 Gold
Merchant Alliance 48
Blunderbuss Ceremonial Admiral "Sometimes the only way to restore order is with an impeccably delivered dose of shot."
Ceremonial Admiral Cutlass.png
Ceremonial Admiral Cutlass 7,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 48
Cutlass Ceremonial Admiral "Give those ill-disciplined Skeleton rabble a taste of authority. If that fails, run away!"
Ceremonial Admiral Eye of Reach.png
Ceremonial Admiral Eye of Reach 9,450 Gold
Merchant Alliance 48
Eye of Reach Ceremonial Admiral "Do your duty and don't buy this, as there is no honor in fighting from range."
Ceremonial Admiral Pistol.png
Ceremonial Admiral Pistol 9,450 Gold
Merchant Alliance 48
Pistol Ceremonial Admiral "A noble weapon that will serve you admirably during your distinguished pirating career."
Ceremonial Admiral Hat.png
Ceremonial Admiral Hat 6,800 Gold
Merchant Alliance 49
Hat Ceremonial Admiral "A hat makes the pirate, so look no further than this distinguished but impractical headwear."
Ceremonial Admiral Figurehead.png
Ceremonial Admiral Figurehead 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 50
Figurehead Ceremonial Admiral "Lords of the seas, just like you. Pay no heed to any who say it's an outdated old man with a stick."
Ceremonial Admiral Hull.png
Ceremonial Admiral Hull 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 50
Hull Ceremonial Admiral "Cuts through the water with utmost authority."
Ceremonial Admiral Sails.png
Ceremonial Admiral Sails 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 50
Sails Ceremonial Admiral "At the wheel it's a stirring sight. Don't get too distracted, or you'll see the bottom of the sea."
Grand Admiral Figurehead.png
Grand Admiral Figurehead 49,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 50
Figurehead Grand Admiral "Lord of the seas, just like you. Pay no heed to any who say it's a outdated old man with a stick."
Merchant Alliance Bucket.png
Merchant Alliance Bucket 135,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 50
Bucket Merchant Alliance "Useful for bailing, and also for watering expensive plants during long journeys. Don't set sail without one!"
Merchant Alliance Lantern.png
Merchant Alliance Lantern 300,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 50
Lantern Merchant Alliance "Always keep a lantern handy so you can see exactly what you're signing."
Merchant Alliance Shovel.png
Merchant Alliance Shovel 300,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 50
Shovel Merchant Alliance "Sometimes it's wise to bury cargo and come back for it later - unless you happen to be transporting livestock."
Merchant Alliance Speaking Trumpet.png
Merchant Alliance Speaking Trumpet 300,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 50
Speaking Trumpet Merchant Alliance "Bellowing across the waves is hardly a dignified way of doing business – but sometimes, circumstances require it."
Merchant Alliance Tankard.png
Merchant Alliance Tankard 135,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 50
Tankard Merchant Alliance "Pirates who've used one of Mollie's contracts in place of a coaster have been known to disappear soon after."
Notorious Merchant Spyglass.png
Notorious Merchant Spyglass 3,500 Gold
Merchant Alliance 50
Spyglass Merchant Alliance "Only a select few partnering with our most revered customers will own this prestigious spyglass."
Merchant Alliance Banjo.png
Merchant Alliance Banjo 500,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 55
Banjo Merchant Alliance "Like all the best contracts, this comes with several strings attached."
Merchant Alliance Capstan.png
Merchant Alliance Capstan 69,550 Gold
Merchant Alliance 55
Capstan Merchant Alliance "Daily capstan oiling will ensure that our clients are served without delays."
Merchant Alliance Concertina.png
Merchant Alliance Concertina 500,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 55
Concertina Merchant Alliance "An unpretentious concertina that's useful for engaging in some Company-mandated organised merriment."
Merchant Alliance Drum.png
Merchant Alliance Drum 500,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 55
Drum Merchant Alliance "Emblazoned with the symbol of the Merchant Alliance. It's Mollie's gentle reminder to stop playing music and get back to work."
Merchant Alliance Hurdy-Gurdy.png
Merchant Alliance Hurdy-Gurdy 500,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 55
Hurdy-Gurdy Merchant Alliance "Music may seem like a frivolous waste of time, but it can also be used to mesmerise any snakes you're transporting."
Merchant Alliance Beard.png
Merchant Alliance Beard 135,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 60
Beard Merchant Alliance "Surprisingly, the Merchant Alliance are in favour of large, bushy beards. They're a great place to store spare quills."
Merchant Alliance Cannons.png
Merchant Alliance Cannons 69,550 Gold
Merchant Alliance 60
Cannons Merchant Alliance "These will help you protect your cargo and maintain our reputation."
Merchant Alliance Regulation Hair.png
Merchant Alliance Regulation Hair 135,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 60
Hair Merchant Alliance "Not too short and not too long, this 'do was styled by Senior Trader Mavis to help keep the Company looking smart."
Merchant Alliance Dress.png
Merchant Alliance Dress 875,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 65
Dress Merchant Alliance "Part of the official uniform of the Merchant Alliance. Be sure to conduct yourself accordingly."
Merchant Alliance Padded Gloves.png
Merchant Alliance Padded Gloves 300,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 65
Gloves Merchant Alliance "Additional protection from paper cuts is always appreciated when you're handling parchments all day."
Merchant Alliance Pegleg.png
Merchant Alliance Pegleg 600,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 65
Pegleg Merchant Alliance "On the Sea of Thieves, even routine commerce can lead to unfortunate consequences."
Merchant Alliance Plain Gloves.png
Merchant Alliance Plain Gloves 300,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 65
Gloves Merchant Alliance "Stops you getting a rash from handling manifests - otherwise known as contract dermatitis."
Merchant Alliance Shirt.png
Merchant Alliance Shirt 300,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 65
Shirt Merchant Alliance "Once all the starch has been washed out, this might actually be pretty comfortable to wear."
Merchant Alliance Wheel.png
Merchant Alliance Wheel 69,550 Gold
Merchant Alliance 65
Wheel Merchant Alliance "Senior Trader Mavis inspects these wheels to see if you've been taking detours on your Voyages."
Merchant Alliance Blunderbuss.png
Merchant Alliance Blunderbuss 875,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 70
Blunderbuss Merchant Alliance "A noisy and imprecise weapon that Merchants only use when there's no practical alternative."
Merchant Alliance Cutlass.png
Merchant Alliance Cutlass 875,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 70
Cutlass Merchant Alliance "A fine piratical blade that's useful for cutting through the paperwork."
Merchant Alliance Eye of Reach.png
Merchant Alliance Eye of Reach 875,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 70
Eye of Reach Merchant Alliance "The handy scope can be used to scan the horizon for foes, or simply to check the fine print."
Merchant Alliance Flag.png
Merchant Alliance Flag 2,500 Gold
Merchant Alliance 70
Flags Merchant Alliance "Please ensure that our flag is displayed at the approved angle and without wrinkles."
Merchant Alliance Heavy Sword.png
Merchant Alliance Heavy Sword 875,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 70
Cutlass Merchant Alliance "Take out a Skeleton Captain with this, and you'll soon learn how to get a head in business."
Merchant Alliance Hull.png
Merchant Alliance Hull 69,550 Gold
Merchant Alliance 70
Hull Merchant Alliance "Display our colours proudly and conduct yourself properly when meeting our customers."
Merchant Alliance Pistol.png
Merchant Alliance Pistol 875,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 70
Pistol Merchant Alliance "A shot from this can be used to wastefully ignite valuable Gunpowder Barrels. Tsk, tsk."
Merchant Alliance Rapier.png
Merchant Alliance Rapier 875,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 70
Cutlass Merchant Alliance "Like Chief Trader Mollie doing business, this slender sword gets straight to the point."
Merchant Alliance Belt.png
Merchant Alliance Belt 300,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 75
Belt Merchant Alliance "Buckled with the seal of the Merchant Alliance, this is a trader's belt through and through."
Merchant Alliance Figurehead.png
Merchant Alliance Figurehead 69,550 Gold
Merchant Alliance 75
Figurehead Merchant Alliance "This figurehead represents dignity and speed, which you should strive for as a Merchant."
Merchant Alliance Jacket.png
Merchant Alliance Jacket 875,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 75
Jacket Merchant Alliance "It's not the hardiest jacket, but at least your crew will be able to spot you at a distance."
Merchant Alliance Sails.png
Merchant Alliance Sails 69,550 Gold
Merchant Alliance 75
Sails Merchant Alliance "Exquisite sails that are earned through diligence and timeliness. Well done, Merchant."
Banner of the Alliance.png
Banner of the Alliance 100,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 80
Ornaments Merchant Alliance "The world is your oyster with this terrific traders' tapestry."
Prudent Timekeeper.png
Prudent Timekeeper 100,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 85
Ornaments Merchant Alliance "Always deliver your precious crates to deadline with this trader-themed timepiece."
Merchant Alliance Ship's Crest.png
Merchant Alliance Ship's Crest 100,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 90
Ship's Crest Merchant Alliance "Show that your ship is precise when it comes to cargo caretaking."
Chief Trader Mollie Shipmate.png
Chief Trader Mollie Shipmate 100,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 95
Ornaments Merchant Alliance "The tiny trader will keep you on your toes with its minute checklist."
Trader's Prosperity Costume.png
Trader's Prosperity Costume 150,000 Gold
Merchant Alliance 100
Costume Merchant Alliance "Unlocked by reaching Reputation Level 100 in the Merchant Alliance."
Merchant Alliance Rings of Distinction I.png
Merchant Alliance Rings of Distinction I 100,000 Gold
Rings Merchant Alliance "Right and left hand rings, unlocked by reaching Distinction I with Merchant Alliance."
Merchant Alliance Rings of Distinction II.png
Merchant Alliance Rings of Distinction II 200,000 Gold
Rings Merchant Alliance "Right and left hand rings, unlocked by reaching Distinction II with Merchant Alliance."
Merchant Alliance Rings of Distinction III.png
Merchant Alliance Rings of Distinction III 300,000 Gold
Rings Merchant Alliance "Right and left hand rings, unlocked by reaching Distinction III with Merchant Alliance."
Merchant Alliance Rings of Distinction IV.png
Merchant Alliance Rings of Distinction IV 400,000 Gold
Rings Merchant Alliance "Right and left hand rings, unlocked by reaching Distinction IV with Merchant Alliance."
Merchant Alliance Rings of Distinction V.png
Merchant Alliance Rings of Distinction V 500,000 Gold
Rings Merchant Alliance "Right and left hand rings, unlocked by reaching Distinction V with Merchant Alliance."
Merchant Alliance Inaugural Commander Sails.png
Merchant Alliance Inaugural Commander Sails
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 1 times 1x Sails Merchant Alliance "Your prompt deliveries have earned you this special reward."
Merchant Alliance Inaugural Admiral Sails.png
Merchant Alliance Inaugural Admiral Sails
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 1 times 1x Sails Merchant Alliance "Performance is everything. Hoist these sails proudly for out-earning all your competition."
Merchant Ambassador Hull.png
Merchant Ambassador Hull
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 2 times 2x Hull Merchant Ambassador "Clean, striking paintwork that catches the eye. Rumour has it that Chief Trader Mollie adapted the design from elsewhere."
Merchant Ambassador Figurehead.png
Merchant Ambassador Figurehead
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 2 times 2x Figurehead Merchant Ambassador "A figurehead of a great golden bird that carries the entire globe in its talons. What could this possibly symbolise?"
Merchant Ambassador Cannons.png
Merchant Ambassador Cannons
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 3 times 3x Cannons Merchant Ambassador "A cannon trimmed with so much gold, it may even be worth more than the ship you're trying to sink with it."
Merchant Ambassador Wheel.png
Merchant Ambassador Wheel
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 3 times 3x Wheel Merchant Ambassador "A wheel that practically screams 'pride', 'prosperity' and 'watch out for that rock!'"
Merchant Ambassador Capstan.png
Merchant Ambassador Capstan
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 4 times 4x Capstan Merchant Ambassador "The spinning pegs of a capstan are like a ticking clock counting against your cargo."
Merchant Ambassador Flag.png
Merchant Ambassador Flag
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 4 times 4x Flags Merchant Ambassador "Fly this flag and tell the world - you've got a hold full of pigs and don't care who knows it."
Merchant Ambassador Sails.png
Merchant Ambassador Sails
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 4 times 4x Sails Merchant Ambassador "Pristine sails fashioned from exotic silks. Useful when ferrying... exotic silks."
Merchant Ambassador Pistol.png
Merchant Ambassador Pistol
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 5 times 5x Pistol Merchant Ambassador "Duels are a waste of time and resources. Sometimes, however, needs must..."
Merchant Ambassador Cutlass.png
Merchant Ambassador Cutlass
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 5 times 5x Cutlass Merchant Ambassador "A blade that's smart without being too ostentatious - just as any Merchant should be."
Merchant Ambassador Blunderbuss.png
Merchant Ambassador Blunderbuss
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 6 times 6x Blunderbuss Merchant Ambassador "Do try and refrain from too much widespread weapon fire - ammunition doesn't come cheaply, you know."
Merchant Ambassador Eye of Reach.png
Merchant Ambassador Eye of Reach
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 6 times 6x Eye of Reach Merchant Ambassador "Not only is this a fine weapon, you can use it to keep an eye on your cargo from a distance."
Merchant Ambassador Drum.png
Merchant Ambassador Drum
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 7 times 7x Drum Merchant Ambassador "It's wise not to drum too loudly during a Cargo Run. You wouldn't want to risk cracking the rum bottles."
Merchant Ambassador Concertina.png
Merchant Ambassador Concertina
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 7 times 7x Concertina Merchant Ambassador "Not even the jauntiest tune will distract the Merchant Alliance if your delivery arrives later than expected."
Merchant Ambassador Hurdy-Gurdy.png
Merchant Ambassador Hurdy-Gurdy
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 8 times 8x Hurdy-Gurdy Merchant Ambassador "A boisterous instrument that can even drown out the sound of hungry pigs below deck."
Merchant Ambassador Banjo.png
Merchant Ambassador Banjo
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 8 times 8x Banjo Merchant Ambassador "Snakes can be mesmerised by music, which is useful if you've been hired to transport them."
Merchant Ambassador Fishing Rod.png
Merchant Ambassador Fishing Rod
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 9 times 9x Fishing Rod Merchant Ambassador "The Merchant Alliance once considered fishing to be a spurious waste of time, until they saw how much profit the shipwrights made selling bait to Captains."
Merchant Ambassador Tankard.png
Merchant Ambassador Tankard
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 9 times 9x Tankard Merchant Ambassador "It's rumoured that Chief Trader Mollie owns one of these, though she'd never be seen quaffing from it in public."
Merchant Ambassador Spyglass.png
Merchant Ambassador Spyglass
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 10 times 10x Spyglass Merchant Ambassador "Spot your trading partners, crates and animals easily with this magnificent addition to any Merchant's equipment haul."
Merchant Ambassador Bucket.png
Merchant Ambassador Bucket
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 10 times 10x Bucket Merchant Ambassador "Embellished with the finest silks traded across the seas, allowing you to extinguish fires with ease and style."
Merchant Ambassador Shovel.png
Merchant Ambassador Shovel
n/a
Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 11 times 11x Shovel Merchant Ambassador "Guaranteed no blisters when you dig deep with this elegantly padded excavator."
Merchant Ambassador Compass.png
Merchant Ambassador Compass
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 11 times 11x Compass Merchant Ambassador "This intricate instrument may not always guide you to spoils, but it always points true."
Merchant Ambassador Speaking Trumpet.png
Merchant Ambassador Speaking Trumpet
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Commander tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 12 times 12x Speaking Trumpet Merchant Ambassador "Let everyone know your trading needs and bark your order for all to hear!"
Merchant Ambassador Lantern.png
Merchant Ambassador Lantern
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Admiral tier in Merchant Alliance Emissary Ledger 12 times 12x Lantern Merchant Ambassador "Useful for those lonely nights poring over trade routes and delivery plans."

Merchant Alliance Emissaries

Any players wishing to represent the Merchant Alliance on the open seas can do so by becoming a Merchant Alliance Emissary. To hoist a Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag, Players must first purchase it from any Company Representative for 20000 Gold once they have achieved the level 15 Rank of Merchant Cadet. Player Crews can vote to raise a Company Emissary Flag at the Company's Emissary Table. Merchant Alliance Emissary Tables can be found inside every Merchant Alliance Dock at Outposts. Once voted upon, the Crew's Ship will receive two Company themed Flags on their Ships to designate their Emissary status: a big Flag on the back of the ship and a Pennant on top of the Crow's Nest. These Flags will signify the Emissary Ship's current Emissary Grade and will change as the Crew progresses through these Grades. Merchant Alliance Emissary Flags are Blue and Silver and will play a distinct tune when viewed from a Spyglass by other Crews. When an Emissary Ship sinks or is scuttled, the Emissary Flag will be lost along with any earned Grade progress. The Broken Emissary Flags that float up from the sunk ship can be sold to The Servant of the Flame at The Reaper's Hideout. When Crews vote to lower their own Emissary Flag, they earn large sums of Gold and Reputation with the Emissary Company (only after Grade 2).

Emissary Grades

The Emissary Grade icon of the Merchant Alliance.

Every Merchant Alliance Emissary will start out at Emissary Grade I and be able to progress up to Grade V. These Grades are displayed on the Ship's Emissary Flags. Players can also check their Emissary Grade progress by using the Equipment Radial Menu or opening up their Reputation tab at the Pirate Menu.

When reaching Grade V, Merchant Alliance Emissaries are eligible to claim a special Merchant Alliance Emissary Quest from any of the Order Representatives.

With each Emissary Grade, players will receive greater Rewards, Merchant Alliance Reputation and Emissary Value for any sold Crates, Gunpowder Barrels or Mermaid Gems. Note that Players do not get Emissary Grade Reputation from selling Items to the company, unless the items are to be delivered as a part of a Quest or Voyage. The following is a chart of the reward and value multiplier of Emissary Grades:

Emissary Grade Rewards, Reputation & Emissary Value
Grade 1 Base Reward
Grade 2 +33% Base Reward
Grade 3 +67% Base Reward
Grade 4 +100% Base Reward
Grade 5 +150% Base Reward

Emissary Reputation

Merchant Alliance Emissaries can gain Emissary Reputation and progress through Emissary Grades in the following ways:

Things that do not give Emissary Grade Reputation for Merchant Alliance:

Emissary Quest

Once Crews have reached Emissary Grade V when sailing as a Merchant Alliance Emissary, they will be eligible for an Merchant Alliance Emissary Quest. Only one Quest can be claimed per Crew per Emissary Run. This means that if players want to receive more Emissary Quests, they will have to reset their Emissary progress and work their way back up to Grade V again.

The Merchant Alliance Emissary Quest gives all Players of the Crew 2 Cargo Maps with 10 Cargo Crates each that need to be delivered within a month in-game time. Players can easily work their way back up to Emissary Grade V with the Quest alone if they decide to turn in their previous Grade V flag to the Company and start over from Grade I. Once back at Grade V, the crews can claim another Emissary Quest and repeat the process.

Emissary Value & Ledger

Merchant Alliance Emissary Value is earned every time a Crew sells a Treasure item to any Order Representatives while flying a Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag. Each Crate and Mermaid Gem has a set base Emissary Value (which is increased for items sold on Commissions or in better conditions). Crews get increased Emissary Value the higher the Grade of their Emissary Flag. When selling Treasure as a Grade V Emissary, the Emissary Value is doubled (see above chart for the multipliers). Emissary Value acts as a Player Pirate's individual scoreboard with a Trading Company.

A player's Emissary Value is counted in their Emissary Ledger, which divides all of the Company's Emissaries into four Ranks based on their total Emissary Value. Each Emissary Rank accounts for a percentage of the Company's total Emissary Value holders. A single Emissary Ledger scoreboard remains active for one month, after which it will be closed and reset. At the close of a Ledger, every Player Pirate to place in the first or second top tier will be rewarded with exclusive Company Sails.

The Merchant Alliance Emissary Ranks and rewards are as follows:

Merchant Alliance Merchant Alliance Ledger Rewards
Tiers Rewards
Merchant Alliance Emissary Tier 1 Sailor.png
Sailor

(bottom 25%)

No reward
Merchant Alliance Emissary Tier 2 Cadet.png
Cadet

(bottom 25-50%)

  1. Emissary of Merchant Cadets Title
  2. Cadet of Curious Cargo Title
  3. Cadet of Salvaged Shipments Title
  4. Cadet of Triumphant Trades Title
  5. Cadet of Precision Plans Title
  6. Cadet of Coral Coffers Title
  7. Cadet of Fizzing Fireworks Title
  8. Cadet of Required Resources Title
  9. Cadet of Bartered Bait Title
  10. Cadet of Crafty Carrying Title
  11. Cadet of Fastidious Ferrying Title
  12. Cadet of Championing Charts Title
Merchant Alliance Emissary Tier 3 Commander.png
Commander

(top 25-50%)

  1. Merchant Alliance Inaugural Commander Sails
  2. Merchant Ambassador Hull
  3. Merchant Ambassador Cannons
  4. Merchant Ambassador Capstan
  5. Merchant Ambassador Pistol
  6. Merchant Ambassador Blunderbuss
  7. Merchant Ambassador Drum
  8. Merchant Ambassador Hurdy-Gurdy
  9. Merchant Ambassador Fishing Rod
  10. Merchant Ambassador Spyglass
  11. Merchant Ambassador Shovel
  12. Merchant Ambassador Speaking Trumpet
Merchant Alliance Emissary Tier 4 Admiral.png
Admiral

(top 25%)

  1. Merchant Alliance Inaugural Admiral Sails
  2. Merchant Ambassador Figurehead
  3. Merchant Ambassador Wheel
  4. Merchant Ambassador Sails
  5. Merchant Ambassador Cutlass
  6. Merchant Ambassador Eye of Reach
  7. Merchant Ambassador Concertina
  8. Merchant Ambassador Banjo
  9. Merchant Ambassador Tankard
  10. Merchant Ambassador Bucket
  11. Merchant Ambassador Compass
  12. Merchant Ambassador Lantern

Commendations

The following Commendations are achievable for the Merchant Alliance.

Commendations
ImageCommendationRequirementsRewards
Merchant Voyager emblem.png
Merchant VoyagerComplete 250 Merchant Alliance Voyages.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 25
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 250
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant Voyager Title.
Gilded Merchant emblem.png
Gilded MerchantEarn 150,000 gold with the Merchant Alliance.
 
  • Grade I: 1,000
  • Grade II: 5,000
  • Grade III: 15,000
  • Grade IV: 75,000
  • Grade V: 150,000
Title icon.png Rewards the Gilded Merchant Title.
Sailor of the Merchant Alliance emblem.png
Sailor of the Merchant AllianceSail 1000 nautical miles on Merchant Alliance business.
 
  • Grade I: 10
  • Grade II: 75
  • Grade III: 200
  • Grade IV: 500
  • Grade V: 1,000
Title icon.png Rewards the Sailor of the Merchant Alliance Title.
Merchant Adventurer emblem.png
Merchant AdventurerPurchase 250 Merchant voyages.
Removed
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 25
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 250
Lock icon.png Previously rewarded the Merchant Adventurer Title
Merchant Forager emblem.png
Merchant ForagerDeliver 50 Fruit Crates on schedule.
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 5
  • Grade III: 10
  • Grade IV: 25
  • Grade V: 50
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant Forager Title.
Merchant Shipwright emblem.png
Merchant ShipwrightDeliver 50 Wood Crates on schedule.
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 5
  • Grade III: 10
  • Grade IV: 25
  • Grade V: 50
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant Shipwright Title.
Cast Iron Merchant emblem.png
Cast Iron MerchantDeliver 50 Cannonball Crates on schedule.
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 5
  • Grade III: 10
  • Grade IV: 25
  • Grade V: 50
Title icon.png Rewards the Cast Iron Merchant Title.
Black Powder Merchant emblem.png
Black Powder MerchantDeliver 100 Gunpowder Kegs on schedule.
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 10
  • Grade III: 25?
  • Grade IV: 50
  • Grade V: 100
Title icon.png Rewards the Black Powder Merchant Title.
Merchant of the Dawn Caller emblem.png
Merchant of the Dawn CallerDeliver 200 Chickens on schedule.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of the Dawn Caller Title.
Merchant of the Wild Hog emblem.png
Merchant of the Wild HogDeliver 200 Pigs on schedule.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of the Wild Hog Title.
Merchant of the Serpent's Scale emblem.png
Merchant of the Serpent's ScaleDeliver 200 Snakes on schedule.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of the Serpent's Scale Title.
Merchant of Grand Fauna emblem.png
Merchant of Grand FaunaDeliver 200 Golden Animals on Schedule.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of Grand Fauna Title.
Merchant of the Silken Trade emblem.png
Merchant of the Silken TradeDeliver 200 Crates of Luxurious Cloth on time and in perfect condition.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of the Silken Trade Title.
Merchant of the Flora Trade emblem.png
Merchant of the Flora TradeDeliver 200 Crates of Plants on time and in perfect condition.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of the Flora Trade Title.
Merchant Rum Runner emblem.png
Merchant Rum RunnerDeliver 200 Crates of Rum on time and in perfect condition.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant Rum Runner Title.
Merchant of Forsaken Silk emblem.png
Merchant of Forsaken SilkDeliver 200 Crates of Luxurious Devil's Cloth on time and in perfect condition.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of Forsaken Silk Title.
Merchant of Forsaken Flora emblem.png
Merchant of Forsaken FloraDeliver 200 Crates of Devil's Plants on time and in perfect condition.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of Forsaken Flora Title.
Merchant of Forsaken Rum emblem.png
Merchant of Forsaken RumDeliver 200 Crates of Devil's Rum on time and in perfect condition.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 100
  • Grade V: 200
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of Forsaken Rum Title.
Distinguished Merchant emblem.png
Distinguished MerchantEarn a Distinction for the Merchant Alliance.n/a
Voyages for the Alliance emblem.png
Voyages for the AllianceDive to and complete Merchant Alliance Voyages.
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 5
  • Grade III: 10
n/a
Merchant Raider emblem.png
Merchant RaiderDive to and complete Raid Voyages for the Merchant Alliance.
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 5
  • Grade III: 10
n/a
Scroll Seeker emblem.png
Scroll SeekerSell Scrolls that you or another pirate earned from completing Raid Voyages for the Merchant Alliance.
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 10
  • Grade III: 15
  • Grade IV: 25
  • Grade V: 50
n/a
Emissary of Merchants emblem.png
Emissary of MerchantsBecome an Emissary for the Merchant Alliance.
High Seas only
n/a
Worthy Emissary of Merchants emblem.png
Worthy Emissary of MerchantsReach Merchant Alliance Emissary Grade 2, 100 times.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 25
  • Grade III: 50
  • Grade IV: 75
  • Grade V: 100
n/a
Dedicated Emissary of Merchants emblem.png
Dedicated Emissary of MerchantsReach Merchant Alliance Emissary Grade 3, 80 times.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 20
  • Grade III: 40
  • Grade IV: 60
  • Grade V: 80
n/a
Esteemed Emissary of Merchants emblem.png
Esteemed Emissary of MerchantsReach Merchant Alliance Emissary Grade 4, 40 times.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 10
  • Grade III: 20
  • Grade IV: 30
  • Grade V: 40
n/a
Unrivalled Emissary of Merchants emblem.png
Unrivalled Emissary of MerchantsReach Merchant Alliance Emissary Grade 5, 20 times.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 1
  • Grade II: 5
  • Grade III: 10
  • Grade IV: 15
  • Grade V: 20
n/a
Precious Commodities emblem.png
Precious CommoditiesDeliver 600 Merchant Alliance Consignments while flying the Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 120
  • Grade II: 240
  • Grade III: 360
  • Grade IV: 480
  • Grade V: 600
n/a
Prestigious Merchant emblem.png
Prestigious MerchantDeliver 320 Merchant Alliance Consignments while flying a Grade 5 Merchant Alliance Emissary Flag.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 60
  • Grade II: 120
  • Grade III: 200
  • Grade IV: 240
  • Grade V: 320
n/a
Merchant's Garb emblem.png
Merchant's GarbRepresent the Merchant Alliance through your appearance while sailing as an Emissary.
High Seas only
n/a
Merchant's Livery emblem.png
Merchant's LiveryRepresent the Merchant Alliance through your ship's appearance while sailing as an Emissary.
High Seas only
n/a
Merchants Through and Through emblem.png
Merchants Through and ThroughAs Emissaries, fully represent the Merchant Alliance through your crew and your Ship's appearance.
High Seas only
n/a
Manifestation emblem.png
ManifestationBring 20 recovered Ship Manifests to the Merchant Alliance
 
  • Grade I: 3
  • Grade II: 5
  • Grade III: 10
  • Grade IV: 15
  • Grade V: 20
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of Manifests Title.
Lock icon.png Unlocks the Merchant Pathfinder Sail for purchase.
Manifest Density emblem.png
Manifest DensityFind Ship Manifests
 
  • Grade I: 3
  • Grade II: 15
  • Grade III: 25
  • Grade IV: 35
  • Grade V: 50
n/a
Cabin Fever emblem.png
Cabin FeverOpen 50 Captain's cabins using a Captain's Key
 
  • Grade I: 3
  • Grade II: 15
  • Grade III: 25
  • Grade IV: 35
  • Grade V: 50
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant of Mysteries Title.
Lock icon.png Unlocks the Golden Gatherer Merchant Sail for purchase.
Haggler of Surplus Stock emblem.png
Haggler of Surplus StockPurchase 250 Merchant Commodities at a discounted price.
Note: This Commendation is personal and not shared with the Crew, only counting the commodities you personally bought.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 10
  • Grade II: 75
  • Grade III: 125
  • Grade IV: 175
  • Grade V: 250
n/a
Profiteer of Sought Stock emblem.png
Profiteer of Sought StockSell 250 Merchant Commodities at an inflated price.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 10
  • Grade II: 75
  • Grade III: 125
  • Grade IV: 175
  • Grade V: 250
Lock icon.png Unlocks the Merchant Alliance Hook for purchase.
Taker of Stolen Stock emblem.png
Taker of Stolen StockSell 50 Stolen Merchant Commodities at an inflated price.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 3
  • Grade II: 15
  • Grade III: 25
  • Grade IV: 35
  • Grade V: 50
Title icon.png Rewards the Merchant Adventurer Title.
Master of Shifted Stock emblem.png
Master of Shifted StockMake the most possible profit buying and selling 150 Merchant Commodities.
High Seas only
 
  • Grade I: 5
  • Grade II: 40
  • Grade III: 80
  • Grade IV: 120
  • Grade V: 150
Lock icon.png Unlocks the Merchant Alliance Eyepatch for purchase.

Trivia

  • Before Season Eleven, Merchant Alliance Traders provided empty Animal Crates and Resource Crates when Crews had active Commissions for them.
  • The ambient music of the Merchant Alliance is always accompanied by some high-esteem strings, alongside harpsichord notes (18th century instrument), to add to the prosperous, and high-standard appearance of their Trade.
  • Only the first Animal caught inside a crate will provide Emissary Grade Reputation, presumably to prevent infinite Emissary Grade Reputation from being acquired with one crate by repeatedly catching and killing animals. However, Emissary Grade gains can still be maximized by catching the highest value animal with a crate, killing it, and then catching the one required for your contract.
  • The Merchant Alliance is currently the only major faction to not have a Curse associated with them.

Patch history

  • 2.0.14 (April 22, 2020)
    • Merchant Alliance Promotion Ranks were increased from level 50 to 75 with new cosmetics to unlock with each Promotion.
    • Introduced the Emissary system.
  • 2.0.6 (August 14, 2019)
    • The Merchant Alliance no longer let the players sell kegs to them.
  • 2.0.5 (July 17, 2019)
    • Trading Companies Stockpiling – The Merchant Alliance have begun stockpiling defences and will now reward players for handing over Gunpowder and Stronghold Kegs.
  • 1.4.3 (February 6, 2019)
    • Merchant Animal Payouts - The value of successfully handing in animal cargo has been significantly increased.
    • Cargo Run Payouts - The value of successfully handing in Cargo has been significantly increased.
  • 1.0.1 (March 27, 2018)
    • Merchant Alliance notifications for handing in various items have been corrected.

References

  1. Senior Trader Mandy