Third level of colonists living on an island, can be accessed after getting enough Vassals (1500). Most buildings at this level requires wood, stone and tools. You need 250 merchants before you can build the infrastructure required for trading. Also, you need 1000 merchants to create level 2 ships (with increased cargo capacity and item slots compared to level 1 ships). Not to be confused with the Merchant.
In addition to Vassals' needs, Merchants require:
- Food: Spices (@ 250 merchants)
- Drink: Beer (@ 250 merchants)
- Clothing: Leather Jerkins(@ 2000 merchants), Fur Coats (@ 3000 merchants)
- Property: Books (@ 1000 merchants)