Trade and Merchant Guilds have always existed but in the shadow of the apocalypse wrought by the power of the sword, the power of gold has become a far greater influence in the affairs of state. The Head Merchants have now centralized, controlling all trade. Caravans, tariffs, mines and marketplaces operate by the grace of the Commercium alone. Independent traders in outposts and remote villages still exist, but trading in towns is not without its problems or dangers.
The head of the Commercium in Teron is Linos.
The head of the Commercium in Maadoran is Strabos.
The head of the Commercium in Gannezar is Athanasius.
|Merchant guild quests in Teron (spoilers):|
|1. Prove to Linos that Daratan Gate guards take bribes. If you have Persuasion 3 you can bribe them for 50g each. If in addition you have Trading 3 - you can do it for 25g each. If you have charisma > 4 (?) they give you additional info about bribes. After that you can return to Linos and he give you 25g for bribing guards and another 50(?) for additional info.|
| 2. Talk to Mercato in Tavern. This quest can be done in three way with different outcome. First, you can ask Cado for help. He can talk with Mercato if you agree on his terms. It may add complications in future.
Second, you can demand help from Cado (streetwise + persuasion check). Third, you can play a game with Mercato. For this you need very high intelligence (>8) or high sum of dexterity and streetwise. After that Mercato is have debt and you can persuade him to work with you, either with sum of streetwise and persuasion or with sum of persuasion and trading. Additionally if you fail - you can use charisma+streetwise. After that Cado want half of money you win from Mercato. You can give it or fight with him. If you fail to Persuade Mercato you still can return to Linos and ask him for second chance (persuasion 3 check) and this job will be ended by Linos associate Zenon.
|3. Antidas want proof of conspiracy. This quest can be finished in several ways. First, if you have good charisma you can ask Mercato for help. Then you can buy or steal (?) Imperial Guard armor from one of Mercato friends and with his help enter Fort and find proofs. Second, you can forge false proof with example of Carrinas writing. For this you can dress in Merchant robe and with Etiquette or Trading check have it. After that you need pass check for lore (3) and Int and you will have forged proof. Third way - with high etiquette you can tell Antidas that he does need proof. In this quest you can change side and pledge loyalty to Carrinas.|