The Octopath Traveler 2 Scent of Commerce is a set of three quests you can complete as part of Partitio’s storyline. These side quests can be completed in any order to progress further through specific parts of his storyline.
Moreover, each of these quests takes place in separate locations, namely Sai, Winterbloom, and Tropu’hopu, so you will have to travel for this one.
What’s special about these quests, however, is the rewards you get for completing them, including a Gramophone, a Ship (Boat/Canoe), and the Mercantile Manuscript.
Partitio’s Scent of Commerce
The Partitio’s Scent of Commerce is the set of these three quests discussed in this guide. Right after completing the Partitio’s first chapter, you can play these quests. Whether they are mandatory or optional, then they are totally optional, but by doing them, you can get a good reward why not try these quests out?
The Scent of Commerce – Sai
Since this series of quests is part of Partitio’s story, it is already established that you must have him in your party to start this quest. This quest and the others will spontaneously pop up after you have recruited Partitio to your team. You can then complete these quests in any order you wish.
We’ll start with the Scent of Commerce (Sai) quest first. To kick things off, you must head to the house at the top of the hill in the westernmost town – Hinoeuma Region.
Here, you will find Masoud, a rich individual whose Manuscripts are famous among the merchants of the whole world.
During this cutscene, Partitio asks Masoud if he can look at the Mercantile Manuscript. By now, you would have guessed that completing this quest is how you get the Octopath Traveler Mercantile Manuscript.
There is a slight problem, though. Masoudi does not trust Partitio and assigns him a task to earn his trust. He explains that one treasure holds the most value to him as a Merchant, and you must bring that treasure to him.
After that, you must travel back to Sai and look for clues. In this town, one particular individual dresses differently (in red), and that is Masoud’s daughter.
You must Hire Masoud’s Daughter with Partitio’s action. If that isn’t available, though, try switching to nighttime. This will cost 1,000 Leaves, but you must pay the price to bring Masoud’s Daughter to him.
Upon bringing back Masoud’s Daughter, Masoud will inform you that she isn’t his greatest treasure and that you were wrong. This time, though, you can ask his daughter for a hint.
You can even skip the hint entirely and Hire Masoud himself for 5,000 Leaves, and he will reveal that his greatest treasure was himself. This will complete the Octopath Traveler 2 Scent of Commerce (Sai) quest, after which you get a chance to get your hands on the Mercantile Manuscript. It will provide you with information regarding locations, armor, and other useful stuff.
The Scent of Commerce – Winterbloom
The next quest we’ll cover in this quest series is the Octopath Traveler 2 Scent of Commerce (Winterbloom). To start this quest, head over to Winterbloom.
Here, you must travel east until you reach a big house. A cutscene will automatically start as you arrive at this location.
In this house, you will meet Audley, a genius who invented a voice recorder. Audley needs three musicians from all over Solista and requires Partitio’s help with that.
To do this job, you can use Partito’s Hire ability or Temenos’s daytime Guide ability, but the latter works better. You can find all three of the musicians at the following locations:
- Guitarist: Crackridge Entrance
- Violinist: Canalbrine Tavern
- Pianist: Flame Church Chapel
Bring all three of these musicians back to Audley so he can record their songs. Completing this side story will get you the Gramophone to play music in every Tavern you find on your journey.
The Scent of Commerce – Tropu’hopu
The last quest in this series, the Scent of Commerce (Tropu’hopu), can be started by heading to Tropu’hopu (who could have guessed?).
After arriving at this location, head over to the eastern edge of the beach to reach a large ship. As soon as you reach this area, a cutscene will automatically start.
Now, head west and north to speak with Terry, standing next to the boat docked at the harbor. You need to find NPCs with the Coy Wink and the Lucky Break ability and bring them to Terry.
For that, you can head west, hire a Scholar and the Apothecary from the docks, and lead them to Terry.
At the end of this quest, you can get your very own Ship in Octopath Traveler 2. The only downside is that you will have to pay 100,000 Leaves for this Ship, which is a hefty price.
After purchasing you can customize it the way you like and Partitio will also name the ship. This seems like an exciting feature in game and if later on you will prefer to customize the ship then you will have to purchase the Ship Alteration Ticket from Terry by spending 20,000 leaves.