Merchant Manifests are a type of Treasure that can be found all over Sea of Thieves. Merchant Manifests Representatives on Outposts are willing to offer Gold, Reputation and Emissary Value for these Chests. Merchant Manifests are items spawned only during Merchant Alliance Lost Shipment voyages. They will spawn on the shipwreck held by a skeletal captain and are very valuable to the Merchants.
Mechanics[edit | edit source]
A player can only carry one Treasure Chest at a time and cannot use items or sprint at the same time. When dropped, Treasure Chests will emit a white glint from far away, making them easier to spot. Treasure Chests will float to the top when dropped in Water, however they will start sinking to the bottom after 5 minutes have passed. Chests dropped on land or on the shoreline will stay in-game virtually forever. Untouched Treasure Chests will disappear when an island respawns. Chests that have been dropped in Deep Waters will disappear after sinking to the bottom. Every chest can be caught with a Ship's Harpoon.
Where to find[edit | edit source]
A Merchant Manifests are found inside the Shipwreck at the end of a Lost Shipments voyage, picking up the Manifest completes the voyage.
Emissary Mechanics[edit | edit source]
Any Player Crews sailing as Merchant Alliance Emissaries can receive Emissary Grade Reputation for picking up and putting Merchant Manifests on their Ship for the first time. This benefit is also applicable for Reaper's Bones Emissaries who gain Emissary Reputation for any Treasure items that they steal. Selling Merchant Manifests to the two companies as Emissaries does not give Emissary Grade Reputation, however Players do receive Emissary Value, which is counted for the respective Company Emissary Ledger leaderboards. The higher the Crew's Emissary Grade, the more Gold, Reputation and Emissary Value they receive for selling Treasure Chests.
Rewards[edit | edit source]
Merchant Manifests can be cashed in to Merchant Alliance Representatives at any Outpost for Gold and Reputation with the Company. As stated before, Merchant Alliance Emissaries will also receive Emissary Value with the Merchants for selling the Manifests while flying an Emissary Flag. Being an Emissary also increases the Gold and Reputation gains for selling Manifests. Alternatively, Crews can choose to sell any Treasure Chests to the Reaper's Bones Representative at The Reaper's Hideout instead for equal Gold and Emissary Value gains. Merchant Manifests also have various achievable Commendations tied to selling them, offering players additional rewards, such as Titles and Reputation.
The following is a table of the multiplicative Rewards for selling Treasure Chests as Graded Emissaries.
|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|
When sold, the whole Crew is rewarded with equal amounts of Gold, Reputation and Emissary Value, while Alliance Members will earn half of the Gold and Reputation Gains, but no Emissary Value.
Types[edit | edit source]
There are various Types of Merchant Manifests with varying values
Merchant Manifests[edit | edit source]
|Chest||Base Gold Reward||Notes|
|Prosperous Merchant Manifest||2,000||The least valuable Manifest, light brown in colour.|
|Esteemed Merchant Manifest||2,500||Second to least valuable Manifest, orange and brown in colour.|
|Eminent Merchant Manifest||3,000||Second to most valuable Manifest, yellow and Blue to match the Merchant Alliance's colours.|
|Revered Merchant Manifest||3,500||The most valuable Manifest, blue in colour.|
Commendations[edit | edit source]
- Manifestation → Deliver 20 Merchant Manifests to the Merchant Alliance
- Manifest Density → Find 50 Merchant Manifests
- Finders, Reapers... → Deliver 20 Merchant Manifests to the Reaper's Bones
- Cargo Captured → Sell 480 Merchant Alliance treasures to the Reaper's Bones