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Illegal trading

Illegal Trading is the riskiest form of trading. It consists of buying and selling contraband, i.e. illegal smuggled goods. It's more profitable than the normal Trading.

As the goods that you're carrying are smuggled and the activity you're doing is considered illegal by the guards of the different territories, once you have bought any goods from a Black Rat League NPC you will be flagged for PvP and the guards will attack you on sight. While carrying smuggled goods you will get an icon appearing over your head to signify your actions to other players.[1]


You need to have Trading Professional 1 for the NPCs to buy and sell the goods to you.

Buying and Selling[]

The Black Rat League NPCs are the ones that sell and buy these illegal goods. They appear only at night (10 pm to 7 am) in the main settlements (the ones with warehouses). They are all called Mysterious Man <Black Rat League>.[2]

Except for the fact that you can only buy 1 of each item, the trade in itself functions the same as the common one: the farther you are from the point where you bought it, the more profit you'll get.[3]

Item Restrictions[]

  • You can only buy one of each item.
  • They're heavier than the common ones.
  • Each NPC sells three items. One requires Trading Professional (1) and the other two Professional (6) and Artisan (1) respectively.