Trading Companies

Sea of Thieves: What Treasure Goes Where?

Two years into Sea of Thieves, the world is filled with various and sundry treasures for adventurous pirates to find! More Trading Companies have come to the seas, too!

Most treasures can only be sold at one corresponding Trading Company, but others can be sold to almost any Trading Company!

For pirates who have just washed ashore in the Sea of Thieves, it can be difficult keeping track of what goes where. Bumbling aimlessly around the Outposts can mean lost time. If there’s an enemy nearby, it can mean lost treasure.

That’s where this little guide comes in handy. A quick “ctrl-f” search, and you’ll be well on your way.

Aye, that’s because here we’ve listed out each and every treasure you’ll find throughout the seas, and which Trading Company will accept such treasure in exchange for Gold Coins—and sometimes for Doubloons!

So, if you—or your crew—are struggling to know what goes where. Come on over! We’ll point you in the right direction.


What treasure goes to the Gold Hoarders?

The Gold Hoarders are looking for any chests and artifacts you find along your travels in the Sea of Thieves. Chests contain gold and they are called the Gold Hoarders after all!


You can sell almost every chest attainable to the Gold Hoarders. Whether they be of the Ashen or Cursed variant, the Gold Hoarders will gladly take them off your hands!

You can sell the following chests to the Gold Hoarders:

  • Castaway’s Chest
  • Seafarer’s Chest
  • Marauder’s Chest
  • Captain’s Chest
  • Ashen Castaway’s Chest
  • Ashen Seafarer’s Chest
  • Ashen Marauder’s Chest
  • Ashen Captain’s Chest
  • Skeleton Captain’s Chest
  • Stronghold Chest
  • Chest of a Thousand Grogs
  • Chest of Sorrow
  • Chest of Rage
Sell Chest of Rage

There are exceptions though! The Gold Hoarders will not accept a Reaper’s Chest, Reaper’s Bounty, Box of Wondrous Secrets or any of the Tall Tale chests.


The Gold Hoarders are also looking to purchase any Artifacts that you have come across. Whether it be a cheap Mysterious Vessel or an expensive Peculiar Relic, the Gold Hoarders want it!

You can sell the following artifacts to the Gold Hoarders:

  • Ancient Goblet
  • Bronze Secret-Keeper
  • Mysterious Vessel
  • Decorative Coffer
  • Elaborate Flagon
  • Silvered Cup
  • Gilded Chalice
  • Ornate Carafe
  • Golden Reliquary
  • Adorned Receptacle
  • Opulent Curio
  • Peculiar Relic
  • Roaring Goblet
  • Brimstone Casket
  • Devil’s Remnant
  • Magma’s Grail
Gold Hoarder

What treasure goes to the Order of Souls?

The Order of Souls only seek one treasure on the Sea of Thieves…skulls!

Bounty Skulls

If you find a skull while you are plundering the seas, you can guarantee the Order of Souls are interested. You can sell almost every skull found in the Sea of Thieves to the Order of Souls, no questions asked!

You can sell the following skulls to the Order of Souls:

  • Foul Bounty Skull
  • Disgraced Bounty Skull
  • Hateful Bounty Skull
  • Villainous Bounty Skull
  • Ashen Foul Bounty Skull
  • Ashen Disgraced Bounty Skull
  • Ashen Hateful Bounty Skull
  • Ashen Villainous Bounty Skull
  • Skeleton Captain’s Skull
  • Stronghold Skull
  • Gold Hoarder’s Skull
Order of Souls

The two exceptions are the Skull of Ancient Fortune and the Villainous Skull of Ancient Fortune. They are exclusively purchased by the Mysterious Stranger.

What treasure goes to the Merchant Alliance?

If it is in a crate of some sort, you can bet the Merchant Alliance want it!

Captured Animals

Chickens, Pigs and Snakes, oh my! All three types of wildlife found on land in the Sea of Thieves are of interest to the Merchant Alliance. Bring any captured variant of chicken, pig and snake and they will gladly pay you for it.

You can sell the following animals to the Merchant Alliance:

  • White Feathered Chicken
  • Red Speckled Chicken
  • Black Plumed Chicken
  • Golden Chicken
  • Pink Pig
  • Pink & Black Spotted Pig
  • Black Coated Pig
  • Gold Striped Pig
  • Red Striped Snake
  • Blue Dappled Snake
  • Black Scaled Snake
  • Golden Snake
Merchant Alliance Treasure

Crates and Gunpowder Barrels

Almost every kind of crate you can find in the Sea of Thieves will go to the Merchant Alliance. Same goes for Gunpowder Barrels!

You can sell the following crates and gunpowder barrels to the Merchant Alliance:

  • Wood Crate
  • Cannonball Crate
  • Fruit Crate
  • Firebomb Crate
  • Ammo Crate
  • Crate of Fine Sugar
  • Crate of Rare Tea
  • Crate of Exotic Silks
  • Crate of Exquisite Spices
  • Crate of Ancient Bone Dust
  • Crate of Volcanic Stone
  • Crate of Fine Ore
  • Crate of Extraordinary Minerals
  • Crate of Precious Gemstones
  • Crate of Luxurious Cloth
  • Crate of Rum Bottles
  • Crate of Plants
  • Rag & Bone Crate
  • Gunpowder Barrels
  • Stronghold Gunpowder Barrels
Merchant Alliance

The one crate you cannot sell to the Merchant Alliance is the Crate of Legendary Voyages. It is legendary so that means it goes to the legendary Mysterious Stranger. Similarly, the one gunpowder barrel you cannot sell to the Merchant Alliance is the Keg of Ancient Black Powder.

What treasure goes to the Athena’s Fortune?

The Mysterious Stranger is not looking for just your average treasure washed up on the beach. No, the Mysterious Stranger is looking for ancient treasure! Treasure that was created and placed in the Sea of Thieves long before our time!

You can sell the following treasures to the Athena’s Fortune:

  • Chest of Legends
  • Ashen Chest of Legends
  • Chalice of Ancient Fortune
  • Gilded Relic of Ancient Fortune
  • Skull of Ancient Fortune
  • Villainous Skull of Ancient Fortune
  • Crate of Legendary Voyages
  • Keg of Ancient Black Powder

What treasure goes to the Reaper’s Bones?

The Reaper’s Bones will take any piece of treasure you can find! Yep, that’s right! Every piece of treasure we listed above can be sold for profit to the Reaper’s Bones. There are a few additional treasures we haven’t mentioned yet that are exclusive to the Reaper’s Bones.

You can also sell the following treasures to the Reaper’s Bones:

  • Reaper’s Chest
  • Reaper’s Bounty
  • Box of Wondrous Secrets
  • Emissary Flag
  • Humble Gift
  • Generous Gift
Sell Merchant Alliance Flag

Mermaid Gems

Mermaid Gems can be sold to any of the Trading Companies except for Athena’s Fortune. The Mysterious Stranger is not interested in Mermaid Gems. That’s fine though. It just means for gems for the other Trading Companies!

The Mermaid Gems that can be sold are:

  • Sapphire Mermaid Gem
  • Emerald Mermaid Gem
  • Ruby Mermaid Gem
Mermaid Statue

Collector’s Chests

Collector’s Chests can also be sold to any of the Trading Companies except for Athena’s Fortune. They must be empty before you can sell them though so be sure to crack them open and sell their contents first!

What treasure goes to Duke?

Yes, your friendly neighborhood Bilge Rat Duke is looking for certain loot that a pirate might come across while sailing the sea. You can always find him in the Tavern on any Outpost in the Sea of Thieves!

The treasures that can be sold to Duke are:

  • Ashen Tomes
  • Ritual Skulls
  • Ashen Chests
Tomes of Resurrection

With every piece of treasure covered, you will be a mean, lean, selling machine! No more wandering the Outpost wondering where to sell an unfamiliar piece of treasure to. Good luck on your future adventures pirates!

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