Trading sticks are the main currency of the jungle village of Tai Bwo Wannai.
Obtaining trading sticks
There are four ways to obtain trading sticks. The most common and efficient method is through playing the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame, as villagers will reward players for their efforts with trading sticks. Players can also obtain trading sticks quickly by selling items to the Tai Bwo Wannai Village store run by Gabooty, who exchanges trading sticks for items as opposed to the coins given by most stores.
Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup
During the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame, players receive "favour" with the villagers for each action they perform which benefits the village. This favour is measured by a percentage which ranges from 0% to a maximum of 100%. Once a player's favour has reached 100%, their favour is "full" and they can no longer earn more favour by playing the minigame. While playing the game, players can talk to any of the nearby villagers to inform them that they've done some work around the village. The villagers will agree and reward players with trading sticks in exchange for some percentage points (around 10%) of favour. They will receive more trading sticks per favour when their favour is higher. After a villager has rewarded a player, the villager will not reward the player again until a variable amount of time has passed or until the player's favour has been lowered to 0% and the player has earned more favour. This is the second quickest way to earn trading sticks, as players also earn experience in various skills while playing the minigame.
A tropical island-themed store is run by Gabooty who can be found in the centre of Tai Bwo Wannai Village, inside the wooden fence. Gabooty will only buy items from players which are stocked by the store. The stores stock villager clothing, cut and uncut semi-precious gems, and all three types of gem-edged machetes. Players who have completed the Shilo Village quest or players with 75 Dungeoneering can easily obtain large amounts of semi-precious gems by mining the gem rocks in the resource dungeon in Al Kharid. These gems can then be cut, noted, and sold in bulk to Gabooty for trading sticks. This is the fastest way to obtain large amounts of trading sticks, and is also quite common.
Gems and their value when traded to shop:
- Opal is worth 6 trading sticks
- Jade is worth 9 trading sticks
- Red topaz is worth 12 trading sticks
- Cut Opal is worth 30 trading sticks
- Cut Jade is worth 45 trading sticks
- Cut Red Topaz is worth 60 trading sticks
This is the value you will receive while the store has a stock of 10 or more gems. Stock decays at 1 gem for every 30 seconds passed.
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|Giant ant worker||49||unknown||Uncommon|
|Hobgoblin||28; 30; 32; 35; 91||15||Uncommon|
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Spending trading sticks
Players can trade with Gabooty for cocktails, gem machetes, tropical gems, and gout tubers, which are normally out of stock. Wearing the villager robes will cause the villagers to give you more trading sticks exchanged for favour at a time.
Rionasta's Parcel Service
Players can, for a fee of 10 trading sticks per item, ship items from their inventory to their bank via Rionasta. This is particularly handy when cutting wood in the Hardwood grove or playing the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup minigame.
No forms of currency can be shipped using this method.
The Hardwood Grove
To the northeast of Tai Bwo Wannai Village is an enclosed area outside the village fence known as the hardwood grove. The hardwood grove contains several mahogany and teak trees. The gatekeeper, Murcaily, charges players an entrance fee of 100 trading sticks to access the rare hardwood trees.