The Revamp for the Rich Merchant Ring is on queue for NA/EU so now is a good time to post a new research thread to gather and compile information, and eventually generate the information necessary for a guide. (At least until one of the major guide makers builds one that's easier to read and more 'purty'.) TLDR for the ring. It's a 'Treasure' that gives ~3% net income from selling items on the market. Upon obtaining the ring, you use the ring to gain the family-wide permanent buff. The ring itself is not consumed so you can still 'thank' Vell/Garmoth for dropping it/Flex it in chat. This Post is to help understand the clues given to us so we can work together to find out how to obtain the pieces. Please PM or Comment if you have any information, spot any inaccuracies or want to share any ideas. Some sort of proof is required to 'confirm' the activity for the piece. As someone who's been hunting Treasures since Valencia Release, this gets me excited and is one of the main fillers that keep me playing in BDO. Below the 'report' is where you can find information on each piece specifically. Thanks for reading, sharing and best of luck! *Note the information may/can/will be changed based on information received. First Piece 'Search the fingers of a specter wandering the forest of death where even spirits dare not tread.' This has Ash Forest all over it. Though whether it's only the 300AP or the 240AP specters as well has a chance to drop the first piece is unknown. Someone Sent me this, Translate to dropped by Volkras [Ash Forest] Second Piece 'Search the soul of a boss gone berserk after being possessed by the Black Spirit.' This screams Rift bosses, but also potentially scroll bosses. (UPDATE:7/9/20) A Guildie took a screenshot of this while I was at work. so Rift Bosses do indeed Drop it. Still vigilant to find additional evidence. Third Piece 'Search the gracious bounty of the goddess of the Great Ocean Oquilla.' This can probably be understood as bartering. Other ideas include unlocking treasure chests when 'something strange is going on in Oquilla's Eye' or Sea Monster Hunting. BdoCodex has a Special Barter entry for the Ring Piece, 5B/7B worth of Gold bars needed. https://bdocodex.com/us/item/44271/ *Credit of observation to User Denthors Someone sent this to me, Translates to dropped by 'Saltwater Crocodile' Fourth Piece 'Search the valley filled with cries in an inaccessible and arid land' *Foote note: The Fourth Piece will be available with the O'dyllita update My hands are in the air on this one. It can be Hunting, Killing monsters, Farming, Quest related, etc. Will have to wait to see unless someone shares better information. Final Piece 'A spotted pattern, currently undecipherable...' Yay, a Mystery of summer-style clue. First thoughts is maybe something happens after you obtain the first four pieces as it's the 'final' piece and not just a 'fifth' piece. Could also be linked with the new item 'Shimmering Piece of the Old Moon' Perhaps there's a pattern you can do to create the final piece. Again, my hands are up in this one as well. After giving some weeks to let some players from other servers put up research thread. I googled the actual KR name of the ring and came across a KR post that re-wrote the 'clues' in text so i can use the browser translator. I will link the source of it. From: http://www.inven.co.kr/board/black/3584/45911 The only piece that's 'New' is the suggested 'Farming piece'. The Clues are also not listed in the same order that we got. For example, their 'final piece' is our 4th Ody Piece. If anyone can read Korea, can you confirm this translation from the source? On that Note, a Spotted Pattern could suggest the Pegs you see from placing down a farm or crops. That or KR Has different drop conditions than NA/EU which i don't recall happening before so. ??? New Item: Old Moon Trade Pass With the revamp, we also recieve two additional items. a Shimmering Piece of the Old Moon, which is obtained via 'Various means' (My belief it's obtained at least by doing the activities that lead to the actual piece drops. This is because of their previous note 'To motivate adventurers seeking the Rich Merchant's Ring...') You can exchange the Shimmering Piece for an Old Moon Trade Pass, which is essentially a single use Rich Merchant Ring. You get additional silver from a single market listing whether single item or a stack of items. Current Known Methods of Obtaining Shimmering Pieces of the Old Moon: Breeding Crops (Farming) Monster Drop Final Notes/ FAQ Is this worth Grinding for? The ring offers a ~3% net income if the effect does increase collected silver and not the base tax. So for someone who sells a lot of items on the market, it will be worth, more so the longer you play the game. Unlike a few other Treasures, this one's activities seem to actual income generation activities so you won't feel like your 'wasting time' doing these activities. (Some activities are yet to be confirmed) As a new player, can I start grinding for the ring? Based on the activities projected to be required to obtain the pieces, new players should not pursue the ring immediately. This treasure generally requires a lot of gear from going to ash forest, high levels of bartering to something to do in the next expansion. There is an 'Old method' that requires active trading but there is a few rumors advising against it. Check the next question for more information. The Patch Notes talked about an Old method. What is the Old Method? Your welcome to refer to my old RMR Research Post here. https://community.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?threads/rich-merchant-ring-research.163806/ Pattern of putting the Ring together. I will try to do my best to update this post as I obtain more information. Feel free to PM or post comments below.