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Trader

The Trader is the person who saves the Protagonist from the Doctor, during the Prologue. He is a man standing at roughly the same height as the Protagonist, with a large helmet on his Head, covered by a large sack worn like a hood. Another sack, containing his trade goods, hangs from his back. Since he never removes his heavy headgear, he communicates with the Protagonist through body language and writing on the wooly glove on his left hand.

The Protagonist appears to know his face, and indeed, the Trader will treat him well, almost like an old friend.

The Trader shows up at the Protagonist's house every morning beginning on Day 3's morning. The Protagonist will gain reputation with him for each survived night, depending on the Hideout (later Hideouts give more Reputation), which can be used to buy items from him. His stock replenishes itself every morning.

You earn 100 reputation with the Trader by surviving a night in the Dry Meadow, 150 by surviving a night in the Silent Forest and 200 for a night in the Old Woods.

Stock Edit

Item Buy Sale Stock
Icon odd mushroom night Odd Night Mushroom 50 25 1
Icon gasoline Gasoline 48-62 1-35 2
Icon scrap metal Scrap Metal 10 5 3
Icon nail Nail 2 1 20
Icon watch Watch 300 150 1
Icon plank Board 6 3 15
Icon wire Wire 30 15 2
Icon metal pipe Metal Pipe 60 30 1
Icon flashlight Flashlight 232-294 varying 1
Icon axe edge Axe Blade 450 225 1
Icon shovel edge Shovel Blade 450 225 1
Icon rag Rag 14 7 2
Icon 9v battery 9v Battery 50 25 1
Icon matchstick Matchstick 6 3 14
Icon tape Tape 40 20 2
Icon rope Rope 40 20 1
Icon weapon parts Weapon Parts 450 225 1
Icon bolt handle Bolt Handle 450 225 1
Icon handgun frame Handgun Frame 450 225 1
Icon long barrel Long Barrel 450 225 1
Icon tubular magazine Tubular Magazine 450 225 1
Icon small caliber magazine Small Caliber Magazine 100 50 1
Icon shotgun shell Shotgun Shell 40 20 1
Icon medium caliber bullet Medium Caliber Bullet 40 20 1
Icon red chicken egg Red Egg 70 35 1
Icon pills Pill 60 30 1
Icon pill Pill 80 40 1
Icon gas tank Gas Tank 50 25 1
Icon flare Flare 60 30 1
Icon fabric Fabric 450 225 1

Trivia Edit

  • Before the Trader was added into the game, his blurred image could already be seen in the game's loading screen. This screen used to contain only a mirrored image of the forest, which later received a large, robed being. Only in the future this being would be introduced to the game as the Trader.
  • The Trader was added on Beta 2.0, replacing The Three as the morning bartering NPC for chapter 1. The Three appear in Chapter 2.
  • According to the devs, his full alias is that of "Night Trader".
  • His decapitated body can be found near Hideout 4 after the first night, with "Liar" scratched into his visor. The Three then take his place. The Head, the Weird Book and the Underground Key can be looted off him.
  • After acquiring the key to Swamp Biome, he will insist on the protagonist staying and not opening the door.

Speculation Edit

  • Judging by his headgear and the headgear found in the Epilogue, he is a member of the Outsiders.