|The Merchant gathers krowns in Trading Posts and Market Places.|
Merchants are, alongside with sailors, one of the principal gold income source in the game. They can be acquired by tasking a Villager to work at the Trading Post or the Marketplace and will produce 2 Kröwns by default.
Tips and tricks
In order to build a strong economy, your merchants production can be improved in several ways and benefit from multiplicative bonuses.
- Tool improvement gives 15% bonus to all merchants.
- Unlocking Coinage knowledge gives 20% bonus to all merchants.
- Upgrading a trading post or Marketplace gives another 20% bonus for all the merchants on the tile.
- Upgrading both trading post and marketplace on the same area gives 44% bonus for all the merchants on the tile (1.2x1.2=1.44). It is called a commerce center and its kröwn income is unmatched.