- 1 Mechanics
- 2 Types of Treasure Items
- 2.1 Gold Hoarders Treasures
- 2.2 Magical Items of the Order of Souls
- 2.3 Merchant Alliance Goods
- 2.4 Sea Dogs Treasure
- 2.5 The Hunter's Call Food and Plunder
- 2.6 Athena's Fortune Treasure
- 2.7 Bilge Rats Valuables
- 2.8 Miscellaneous Treasure
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
Treasure is the main source of Gold and Reputation in Sea of Thieves. Each Trading Company values certain types of Treasure Items and has Representatives at each Outpost or Seapost who sell Voyages to Pirates so they can go find these Treasures and deliver them to the Representatives for pay and an increase in Reputation.
Aside from focused Voyages, random Treasure can be found all over The Sea of Thieves, whether hidden or beached on Islands, floating amongst Flotsam or Shipwrecks in the Seas, locked behind Vaults in Forts or taken/eaten by various menacing foes such as Skeleton Ships, Megalodons or the Kraken. Every Treasure Item has a coloured glint or glow surrounding it so that Players can spot them from afar.
Every Treasure item has to be carried by hand to the respective Company Representatives to receive a payout for them. A single Pirate can hold one Treasure Item at one time (even if the item fits into one hand) and cannot fight or use any Equipment or Resource Items meanwhile. The Treasure has to be dropped to regain full control of the Pirate. Every Treasure Item can be retrieved from afar with a Harpoon. Most every smaller Treasure Item can be placed inside Container Chests to hide any emitted Glow, Glint or Sound. Container Chests can carry up to 3 Small Treasure Items, making transportation and delivery of these items a fair bit more efficient.
Any Treasure that has been picked up and left on land will stay there for as long as possible, however any Treasure item dropped in water will sink after about 5 minutes of floating.
Types of Treasure Items[edit | edit source]
Gold Hoarders Treasures[edit | edit source]
Treasure Chests[edit | edit source]
Treasure Chests are unbreakable and locked Chests of Treasure that are sold to the Gold Hoarders who have the Keys to these Chests. Treasure Chests can be found as a part of Gold Hoarder Voyages or randomly across The Sea of Thieves. Treasure Chests emit a White Glint from a distance. There are four types of Treasure Chests: Regular, Barnacled, Ashen and Special Treasure Chests:
- Regular Treasure Chests look perfectly normal.
- Barnacled or Shipwrecked Treasure Chests are damaged versions of regular Treasure Chests that can be usually found underwater or on the seas. These sell for the same amount as their regular counterparts.
- Ashen Treasure Chests are fire-covered versions of regular Treasure Chests. These are most commonly found in The Devil's Roar and can be sold for almost double the price of their regular counterparts.
- Cursed Treasure Chests are tied to specific Locations or have specific Effects tied to them and are generally very valuable.
Artefacts[edit | edit source]
Artefacts are smaller Trinkets that can be found either on their own, or hidden away in Collector's Chests that can be found around The Sea of Thieves or acquired through Riddle Maps. These Trinkets can only be sold to the Gold Hoarders. There are three types of Artefacts:
- Regular Artefacts are a selection of small Containers, Boxes or Ornaments made out of valuable metals and gems. These Trinkets emit a Golden Glint from a distance. They share their pricing tiers with Treasure Chests.
- Devil's Roar Artefacts, which have an Orange Glint to them and are covered in the red hot gems of the Roar. Generally more valuable than regular versions.
- Ashen Artefacts, which are found as a part of The Seabound Soul Tall Tale. These look almost exactly the same as Devil's Roar Artefacts, except they sell for very little.
Magical Items of the Order of Souls[edit | edit source]
Bounty Skulls[edit | edit source]
Bounty Skulls are cursed Skulls belonging to Skeleton Captains that can be sold to the Order of Souls Representatives who will use magic to look into the memories of said Captains. The Captains can be found as a part of Bounty Voyages sold by the Order, or wandering around on Islands solo. The Skulls can also be found all over The Sea of Thieves. There are three types of Bounty Skulls:
- Regular Bounty Skulls, which have a dominant green glow to them.
- Ashen variants of the Regular Skulls, which have additional lines of hot fire imprinted on them. They sell for roughly twice the amount of their regular counterparts.
- Special Skulls that are only received from specific Locations or from specific Skeletal Enemies and are generally more valuable.
Dark Relics (Legacy)[edit | edit source]
Dark Relics were various Relics related to dark Rituals that were stolen from the Order by Skeletons. The Order of Souls requested the help of the Bilge Rats during the Dark Relics Event, who offered Pirates Dark Relic Voyages for a limited time to retrieve these valuables. After the event, most of the Dark Relics are now kept safe by the Order and Bilge Rats, who have attempted to use these Items for various rituals and thus are no longer found on the Seas.
Merchant Alliance Goods[edit | edit source]
The following are the Treasure Items that can be sold to the Merchant Alliance Trading Company Traders on any Outpost for Gold and Reputation. Many Merchant Alliance Goods are Commissioned to be delivered in a certain amount of time, upon which they sell for ten times their regular value. The date and time can be determined at any time using a Pocket Watch.
Captured Animals[edit | edit source]
The Merchant Alliance values Wild Animals as a commodity and as such commissions Merchant Voyages by giving the Player Pirates the necessary Animal Crates for capturing and delivering them to a certain location in a certain amount of time. These Animals need to be caught in their respective Crate to be sold. Empty Animal Crates cannot be sold. The Animals themselves can be found roaming around on Islands. There are four variations of each Animal, each fetching a different price. Note that any Animals that are captured without a commission from the Merchant Alliance will fetch a very small reward. There are three types of Animals that the Merchant Alliance is looking for:
- Chicken, who are tame, slow and easy to capture.
- Snakes, who are wild and can poison the Player, but can be calmed with Instruments
- Pigs, who are active, quick and become hungry if not fed with Food every now and then.
Gunpowder Barrels[edit | edit source]
Gunpowder Barrels are explosives that can either be used to blow up Ships and Enemies, set Fires or be sold to any Merchant Alliance Traders instead. Without a Commission, Gunpowder Kegs don't sell for very much, but every now and then, Players may find Merchant Voyages with a deadline, requesting Kegs aside the usual Animals, in which case they are willing to pay ten times the regular amount for regular Kegs. Gunpowder Barrel requisitions can also be found from single Trade Good Commissions from around the Seas. Gunpowder Barrels can generally be found on Fortress Islands or among Flotsam or Shipwrecks. These can also be retrieved from Gunpowder Skeletons. There are currently two types of Gunpowder Barrels:
- Regular small and red Barrels, very common around the Seas.
- Stronghold Gunpowder Barrels, a larger, more explosive, yet also more valuable Keg that can be found inside Fortress Vaults or sometimes held by strong Skeletons. These do not get a price increase when sold for a commission.
Resource Crates[edit | edit source]
Resource Crates are Crates that are filled with or have to be filled with specific Resource Items. These can either be found on the Seas, or obtained from Merchant Alliance Representatives when a Trade Good Commission for one is found. The Commissions have deadlines. Not all Resource Crates can be sold. Only the ones that can be filled up with a maximum of 50 Supply Items can be sold and commissioned. As with other commissioned goods, the value of a filled Crate is ten times as high when sold for a Quest. There are three types of sellable Resource Crates:
- Wood Crate, which can hold up to 50 Wooden Planks. Requisitions for Wood Crates seem to be quite rare.
- Cannonball Crate, which can hold up to 50 Cannonballs. Cannot carry Cursed Cannonballs or Throwables.
- Fruit Crate, previously Banana Crate, which can carry up to 50 Fruits.
- Firebomb Crate, which can carry up to 20 Firebombs.
Trade Good Crates[edit | edit source]
Trade Good Crates are various closed Crates of valuable Trade Goods. Trade Good Crates can be found all over The Sea of Thieves, both on land and the open seas. These Crates do not have delivery deadlines, commissions, Commendations nor any specific Voyages related to them, however they fetch an above average Gold and Reputation reward from Merchant Alliance Representatives. There are three categories of Trade Good Crates:
- Regular Crates of your valuable Trade Goods, available all over the seas.
- Goods from The Devil's Roar that still burn with embers that are more likely to spawn in the Roar.
- The Crate of Ancient Bone Dust, which only appears in Fortress Vaults and is the most valuable Crate.
Cargo Crates[edit | edit source]
Cargo Crates are open Crates of valuable, yet fragile, Trade Goods that require to be delivered not only within a time limit, but also in good condition. These Crates are mostly picked up from and delivered to various NPCs on Outposts, Seaposts and Large Islands. Cargo Crates need to be handled in a specific way to preserve their condition. If mishandled, the condition of these Crates will worsen, which also results in a smaller Gold payout from the Merchant Alliance. There are three types of Cargo Crates, which each have a regular and a Devil's Roar version (the Roar versions are even more fragile, but are worth twice as much as the regular versions):
- Crate of Luxurious Cloth - These Crates of intricately woven Cloth require to be kept away from any sources of Water, or they will start rotting.
- Crate of Rum Bottles - These Crates of fragile Rum Bottles need to be kept away from any sources of Damage, or they will develop cracks and eventually break.
- Crate of Plants - These Crates of sensitive Plants have to be Watered every now and then to stop them from wilting.
Sea Dogs Treasure[edit | edit source]
Sea Dog Chests[edit | edit source]
Sea Dog Chests are exclusive to The Arena Game Mode and are currently the only type of Treasure valuable to the Sea Dogs. Technically, Sea Dog Chests are identical to any Treasure Chests in Adventure Mode, but they can only be dug up, found and sold during Arena matches for Silver, which is a special Currency that acts as a point counter for Arena matches. Sea Dog Chests do not reward players with Gold, nor Reputation (unless specific Commendations related to the chests are completed). Instead, players will earn increasing amounts of Gold and Reputation for placements in a single Arena match.
The Hunter's Call Food and Plunder[edit | edit source]
Food[edit | edit source]
The Hunter's Call is a Company that specialise on purchasing Food Items, specifically Meats and Fish. These Items themselves can be used as Food to replenish Health, but sometimes they are more valuable when Sold.
Fish[edit | edit source]
There are various species of Fish all over The Sea of Thieves that can be fished with a Fishing Rod. Each species of Fish live in specific Locations and may be interested in specific type of Bait. There are five variations of each species of Fish, with varying rarities or conditions. The rarer the fish, the more Gold and Reputation they are worth. Additionally, there is a Larger, Trophy variant of each Fish that are harder to catch, but are also worth more. Cooking any Fish on a Stove or a Campfire increases their value (unless they are left to Cook for too long and become Burnt, after which they are worth significantly less), with Cooked fish fetching the most Gold and Reputation. Fish can sometimes be found in Barrels in Shipwrecks, Flotsam or Skeleton Ships. There are 10 species of Fish:
- Splashtails - The most common Fish found everywhere in Open Seas.
- Pondies - Fish only found in Ponds on Islands.
- Islehoppers - Small fish that live in the coastlines of Large Islands.
- Plentifins - Fish unique to The Shores of Plenty Region, require Earthworms as Bait.
- Ancientscales - Fish unique to The Ancient Isles Region, require Leeches as Bait.
- Wildsplashes - Fish unique to The Wilds Region, require Earthworms as Bait.
- Devilfish - Fish unique to The Devil's Roar Region, require Grubs as Bait.
- Wreckers - Valuable Fish that like to live inside or around Shipwrecks, require Earthworms as Bait.
- Battlegills - Valuable Fish that are attracted to battle, mainly found around active Skeleton Forts and Skeleton Ships; require Grubs as Bait.
- Stormfish - Valuable Fish that are attracted to Storms, require Leeches as Bait.
Meats[edit | edit source]
The second Food Commodity that The Hunter's Call value are Meat gathered from defeated Animals or Beasts, such as Megalodons or the Kraken. These Meats cannot be sold Raw and need to be Cooked at a Stove or Campfire. Meat can sometimes be found in Barrels in Shipwrecks, Flotsam or Skeleton Ships. There are five types of Meats:
- Pig Meat, received from killing Pigs.
- Snake Meat, received from killing Snakes.
- Chicken Meat, received from killing Chicken.
- Megalodon Meat, received from killing Megalodons, worth significantly more than regular Meat.
- Kraken Meat, received from killing Kraken Tentacles, worth significantly more than regular Meat.
Treacherous Plunder[edit | edit source]
Treacherous Plunder is what The Hunter's Call call various Junk items that seem to stick to the Fishing Rod from time to time. These Items can sometimes be found on the Fishing Line when Fishing without any Bait. The Items themselves are only worth 10 Gold and can only be sold to The Hunter's Call. Their main value is to acquire the Hunter of Treacherous Plunder Commendation.
Athena's Fortune Treasure[edit | edit source]
Chests of Legends[edit | edit source]
Chests of Legends are Legendary Treasure that are very valuable to the Athena's Fortune Company, who will offer large sums of Gold and Reputation for any turned-in Chests. These Chests are essentially Treasure Chests, with the only difference being the Company that they are sold to. Chests of Legends can be found through Athena's Fortune Voyages that require the players to complete various Quests for other Companies, before finding the final Map with the buried Chest. They can also be found as a reward for completing a Fort of the Damned Raid. There are two types of Chests of Legends:
- Chest of Legends - The regular version, found from regular Athena Voyages and from the Vaults below the Fort of the Damned.
- Ashen Chest of Legends - The Devil's Roar variant, that is rewarded for Athena Voyages in the Roar. These are worth 1,5 times as much as regular Chests.
Bilge Rats Valuables[edit | edit source]
The following are Treasure Items that are only valuable to the Bilge Rats Company, who have a representative in each Tavern. These Valuables are related to various Bilge Rat Adventures and are sold for Doubloons (and Commendations) instead of Gold.
Reaper's Chests & Reaper's Bounties[edit | edit source]
Reaper’s Chests and Reaper's Bounty are special Treasure Chests that can be found from Shipwrecks, Skeleton's Orders and the Fort of the Damned Fortress Vault. These Chests emit a big pillar of light into the sky. These Chests bear the Reaper’s Mark, which always shows the location of the Chest on every Map Table. They are worth 25 Doubloons or 25000 Gold when sold to the Bilge Rats.
Ritual Skulls[edit | edit source]
Ritual Skulls were initially one of the Dark Relics, but as they were retrieved, they became less valuable for the Order of Souls and are now only valuable to the Bilge Rats, who take them off you for 10 Doubloons. These Skulls are tied to the Fort of the Damned Bilge Rat Adventures and are used for Rituals to start the Raid Encounter at the Fort. The Skulls can be found from Ashen Chests and Ashen Skeleton Ship Battles, or retrieved from Skull Stash Voyages.
Rag & Bone Crates[edit | edit source]
Rag & Bone Crates were mainly found and delivered during the Smuggler’s Fortune, delivered for the Bilge Rats to certain Seaposts for 5 Doubloons on time, or 250 Gold when late. Only the White Crate can be found washed up on the shores of Islands.
Ashen Treasures[edit | edit source]
Ashen Treasures are a group of Items found by defeating special Skeleton Captains, called Ashen Key Masters and Ashen Guardians who drop Ashen Keys and Ashen Chests respectively. The Chests and Keys can be sold individually to the Bilge Rats for Doubloons (and Commendations), however when used in combination, the Chests reveal various Ashen Tomes, which are worth additional Doubloons and unlock various Cosmetic Items from the Ashen Dragon Set. The Chests may also reveal other Treasure Items, such as Artefacts, Pouches of Currencies or Ritual Skulls.
Gifts[edit | edit source]
Gifts are small packages, the contents of which are a mystery, however they are still valuable to the Masked Stranger who is willing to pay Doubloons for these Gifts at The Reaper's Hideout. Gifts can be found from Skeleton's Orders Maps dropped by Skeleton Lords at Skeleton Forts and randomly beached on the shorelines of Islands and Forts.
Miscellaneous Treasure[edit | edit source]
These are the Treasure Items that are valuable to most Trading Companies.
Mermaid Gems[edit | edit source]
Mermaid Gems are the cores of Cursed Mermaid Statues, that are valuable to essentially every Company apart from The Sea Dogs and Athena's Fortune. These Gems can be sold for a set amount of Gold or Reputation to most Trading Company representatives. The Gems can be retrieved from destroying these Cursed Statues, or found separately all around The Sea of Thieves. Destroying Cursed Mermaid Statues and selling Mermaid Gems are also notable feats to the Bilge Rats, who offer Doubloon rewards for acquiring specific Commendations. These Commendations unlock various Cosmetics for purchase.