Attraction buildings are nearly identical to regular infrastructure buildings: they change ownership along with an island's governance and they do not count against an island's building limit on medium islands. There are however a few differences:
- Attraction buildings typically have a higher tax rate than standard buildings, and decay a week after failing to have their taxes paid. A trading post has a base tax of 10,000 PoE.
- A limited number of attractions can be built on a given island: 1 on medium islands and 2 on large islands. Outpost islands cannot build attractions.
- Only one of each type of attraction can be built on an island at a time.
- Each attraction building has a different effect when it is built. A trading post will make the island more attractive to merchant brigands.
An island needs only a completed fort to begin construction of a trading post.
The trading post allows pirates to trade trinkets they've earned for prizes.
Trinkets traded in reduce the initial PoE cost of an item. Each item has a certain minimum number of trinkets that must traded in, which must be of at least one certain type. Trading in additional trinkets of the appropriate type(s) can be offered to further lower the final PoE price. The value of a trinket in this context changes dynamically, based on recent trades.
Currently the following items can be obtained:
|Category||Item||Initial PoE cost||Required Trinkets|
|Chromas||Atlantean chroma||50,000||10 Atlantean trinkets|
|Indigo chroma||10 Cursed Isles trinkets|
|Night blue chroma||10 Haunted Seas trinkets|
|Sea green chroma||75,000||10 Beachcomber trinkets|
|Attire||Design: Cockade hat (male or female)||50,000||10 Imperial trinkets|
|Design: Shako (male or female)|
|Design: Berserker pelt (male or female)||10 Viking trinkets|
|Design: Samurai helmet (male or female)||75,000||10 Madam Yu Jian trinkets|
|Design: Crown of Chaos (male or female)||10 Vargas the Mad trinkets|
|Furniture||Admiral Finius egg||50,000||One of each trinket that can be obtained from the respective Brigand King. (The color of the trinket and the inscribed player name do not matter.)|
|Gretchen Goldfang egg||75,000|
|Vargas the Mad egg||100,000|
|Azarbad the Great egg|
|Madam Yu Jian egg|
|The Widow Queen egg||125,000|
|Brynhild Skullsplitter egg|
|Barnabas the Pale egg||150,000|
|Admiral Finius banner||20,000||Any three trinkets that can be won from the respective Brigand King. (The color and type of the trinkets and the inscribed player name do not matter.)|
|Gretchen Goldfang banner||25,000|
|Vargas the Mad banner||30,000|
|Azarbad the Great banner|
|Madam Yu Jian banner|
|The Widow Queen banner||35,000|
|Brynhild Skullsplitter banner|
|Barnabas the Pale banner||40,000|
|Explorers' banner||50,000||5 each of Atlantean trinkets, Imperial trinkets, Cursed Isles trinkets, Haunted Seas trinkets, Beachcomber trinkets and Viking trinkets|
|Brass telescope||100,000||10 each of Atlantean trinkets, Imperial trinkets, Cursed Isles trinkets, Haunted Seas trinkets, Beachcomber trinkets and Viking trinkets|
|Mead vat||15,000||5 Viking trinkets|
|Desktop Viking carving||25,000||10 Viking trinkets|
|Runestone monument||50,000||20 Viking trinkets|
|Urnes wall carving|
|Tall Viking carving||100,000||30 Viking trinkets|
|Design: Hanging eastern carpet||20,000||5 Azarbad the Great trinkets|
|Design: Imperial banner||20,000||5 Imperial trinkets|
|Design: Cursed small cannon||15,000||3 Cursed isle trinkets|
|Design: Cursed helm||50,000||10 Cursed isle trinkets|
|Design: Enlightened figurehead||75,000||10 Cursed isle trinkets|
|Design: Atlantean banner||20,000||5 Atlantean trinkets|
|Design: Atlantean large cannon||25,000||5 Atlantean trinkets|
|Design: Atlantean helm||50,000||10 Atlantean trinkets|
|Design: Triketos figurehead (medium)||100,000||15 Atlantean trinkets|
|Design: Crossed axes||20,000||5 Viking trinkets|
|Design: Haunted helm||50,000||10 Haunted Seas trinkets|
|Design: Haunted medium cannon||20,000||4 Haunted Seas trinkets|
|Design: Haunted figurehead (narrow)||75,000||10 Haunted Seas trinkets|
|Vessels||Design: Rogue class sloop||50,000||10 Black market trinkets|
|Design: Rogue class war brig||150,000||20 Black market trinkets|
|Design: Rogue class war frigate||250,000||30 Black market trinkets|
|Design: Rogue class grand frigate||350,000||40 Black market trinkets|
|Design: Frost class longship||100,000||20 Viking trinkets|
|Design: Cursed class sloop||100,000||15 Cursed Isles trinkets|
|Design: Atlantean class war frigate||250,000||30 Atlantean trinkets|
|Design: Haunted class war brig||150,000||20 Haunted Seas trinkets|
A trading post has no hold.
Rooms and Furnishing
|Trading post Building|
- The rent was changed from 20,000 pieces of eight to 10,000 on release 2011-03-22.
- Trading posts were released to production oceans on release 2010-01-20.
- Trading posts were first released on the Ice Ocean on 2010-01-14.