Quick guide to Blue Salt Brotherhood questline

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  1. sub1mn1

    sub1mn1 ArcheAge Captain

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    About the Blue Salt Brotherhood questline
    • Completing this questline is highly recommended if you are interested in farming, trading or alchemy in legacy ArcheAge or ArcheAge Unchained.
    • Quest rewards include an 8x8 and 16x16 Scarecrow Garden/Farm, a 16x16 Cottage design; a donkey, alchemy materials, and it helps you to craft an upgradeable two slot Farm Cart at far below the normal cost.
    • Returning players can re-complete the questline to obtain the rewards even if they completed it pre-Update 3.5 (must abandon any part-completed sections).
    • The quest takes you through the same zones as your main story quest but due to the difficulty of obtaining the materials for the Farm Cart, the recommended path breaks it up into two sections (below).
    Recommended steps to complete the questine
    • Level 1-30: Follow your main ('green) story quest to level up and start accumulating gilda.
    • By level 30 your story quest will take you to Solisa, Halcyona. Speak to the Blue Salt quest npc Tasha outside the warehouse there to begin the Blue Salt questline to obtain a free 8x8 garden design.
    • After obtaining your 8x8 garden design, return to the Hero Hall in Marianople to start The Basics of Trade and obtain a donkey foal. Raise it with a Vita Root and water, similar to other mounts. Next, level up your donkey (and yourself), grow some sheep and grain on your 8x8, at a public farm or, if available, guild property (or buy some from the Auction House) to help you complete the next quest Trade Run: Dewstone to Two Crowns.
    • At Level 50, speak to the npc at Two Crowns Trading post to start A Merchant’s Dream then Trade Run: Sailing to Solis Headlands which involves transporting cargo on a npc ‘safe’ ship (you will need about 27 gold to purchase cargo), rewarding you with a 16x16 scarecrow farm design reward, plus taxes and lumber required to build it.
    Tips
    • Abandon any family daily cargo quest before attempting to complete the trade run to obtain your 16x16 scarecrow (see below).
    • At other times, an in-game family enables you to pick up the family daily quest Cargo Delivery for a guaranteed return of 20 onyx stabilizers when you sell your cargo in Solis (without the family quest, you will just receive the going market price). Keep 8 of the the onyx essence if you intend to craft materials for your 2-slot Farm Cart yourself.
    • If you intend doing trade runs, return and complete the sections of the quest after Halcyona when you have all of the materials listed here: How to Make a Farm Cart to craft a 2-slot Farm Cart. Note: the guide refers to Onyx Essence by its old name, charcoal stabilizers.
    • Recent updates (thanks Kernighan!):
      • It is now possible to complete the farm cart section of the questline with a Chroma farm cart, by converting it back to a normal farm cart at a machining/carpentry workbench, then summoning it to complete Try Out Your New Ride.
      • Both standard and Chroma Farm Cart scrolls can now be upgraded in the quest Farm Cart Upgrade. No additional materials are needed to complete this quest (previously, Strong Wheels were required).
    *The Haranyan equivalents of these quests are: The Basics of Trade and Trade Run: Mahadevi to Austera and at level 50, Trade Run: Sailing to Two Crowns.
     
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  2. Troilat

    Troilat ArcheAge Leader

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    Note: the level 50 trade run for 16 scarecrow. Family quest takes precedence, so better not have the family quest if you intend to get the scarecrow reward! :)
     
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    sub1mn1 ArcheAge Captain

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    Good tip :) Added to post above.
     
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    I would note as well that if you do not do the donkey quest/Trade run, you will be unable to get the quest for the 16x16 scarecrow as well. They are a pre requisite.
     
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    sub1mn1 ArcheAge Captain

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    Added, thanks for the feedback. The Archeage Codex links also show more info about quest text pre requisites, npc text etc.
     
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    They recently added a recipe so that you can convert the farm cart chroma back to a regular farm cart, so now you just need to do that additional step if you made the Chroma.
     
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    sub1mn1 ArcheAge Captain

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    Nice! Thanks for the tip. Updated.
     
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    Doesn't seem to be updated, this bullet point is still there: The quest helps you upgrade the cart to a 4-slot Farm Wagon at greatly reduced cost, but cannot currently be completed with the Chroma version. You can either convert the Chroma version back to a regular Farm Cart, or wait to convert it to a Chroma Farm Cart until the full quest line is completed.

    You can convert your cart to the chroma version once you pull it out for the quest step that requires the normal cart, and you can convert a chroma cart to a normal cart (and then back to chroma) just to complete that step. The step to create a farm wagon works for either a regular or chroma farm wagon (both are listed as an option when you get to that stage).
     
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    sub1mn1 ArcheAge Captain

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    Hey Kernighan

    Thanks for posting again. The post was updated, but perhaps I've misunderstood your feedback.

    Do you mean there is now a 3rd option to complete the questline with a Chroma cart, as well as the two options already mentioned ie (1) convert the Chroma version back to a regular Farm Cart, or (2) wait to convert it to a Chroma Farm Cart until the full quest line is completed?

    Thanks for clarifying
     
  10. Kernighan

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    I mean this section is really confusing:

    You can do the entire thing without needing anything for the 4-slot farm wagon.

    • Craft a farm cart when you get to that stage in the quest line with the free design if you haven't already made one of some form.
    • Summon the farm cart to finish the second step of that quest. If you already have a chroma farm cart, convert it to a normal farm cart, summon the normal farm cart to complete the quest step, then convert it back to a normal farm cart.
    • When you get to the farm wagon stage, just make a farm wagon chroma. No additional materials are needed.

    In other words, you only ever need the additional materials for the second part of the quest (making a farm wagon or farm wagon chroma) if you're specifically electing to go the farm wagon route.

    This isn't really clear in the above bullet section.
     
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    sub1mn1 ArcheAge Captain

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    Ok. Ive completed the entire questline again just to confirm everything. Hope its clear now.

    Again, thank you for the update, and your feedback - always appreciated :).
     
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    Glad it's been a help, your guide has been invaluable. I've linked it to many players. Minor nit, it's Kernighan not Kelvarian though. ;)
     
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    sub1mn1 ArcheAge Captain

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    Woops! :oops: Fixed, thanks again.
     

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