This page is about a trader, don't mix him up with a bandit.
The oddment collector is a travelling trader that was added in the Public Beta 25 update. They can appear in most biomes, are not aligned with any faction, and buy items that many would consider 'junk' in exchange for coins.
Oddment collectors look like bandits because of their leather hat and bedraggled appearance. However, they will not attack unless provoked. When attacking, they wield an iron or bronze dagger. In one hand they hold a coin, and in the other a piece of shire heather, with which they have a strange facination. Their leather hat sometimes has a feather in it.
While the name of the trader implies which faction they may originate from (the names are usually Gondorian, Rohirric or Dunlendish), no alignment with any faction is needed to be able to trade with them.
Since the oddment collector doesn't belong to any of the factions, they will remain neutral unless attacked. They will defend themselves with a dagger if attacked. Their general behaviour is similar to that of other travelling-traders.
Oddment collectors have a reputation of being untrustworthy. They have been known to visit some of Middle-earth’s less than savory travel destinations and their motives are obscure. Some tell tales of fangs and eyes of flame, but these are of course false. Their competition, the merchants of Dorwinion, even give out mini-quests to kill them; it is up to you to decide who is telling the truth - the folk of Dorwinion or the oddment collectors.
They will spawn randomly throughout Middle-earth near the player. Upon arrival, a message will appear in the chat notifying the player. The collector will remain in the area for a limited time, and then leave, for it has matters of greater import to attend.
No specific alignment is required to trade with the oddment collector, for they do not serve any faction.
Upon trading with the oddment collector, the player earns the achievement "One Man's Trash".
Note that the salted meats they offer can be of quite various origin!
|Items Bought||Price Range||Image|
|Black Uruk Steel||4-5 ( to )|
|Bronze Ingot||2-3 ( to )|
|Copper Ingot||2-4 ( to )|
|Dwarven Steel||4-5 ( to )|
|Elven Steel||4-5 ( to )|
|Iron Ingot||2-3 ( to )|
|Party hats||lots of money|
|Rotten Flesh||2 ()|
|2x String||1-2 ( to )|
|2x Seeds||1 ()|
|8x Stick||1 ()|
|Tin Ingot||2-4 ( to )|
|Uruk Steel||4-5 ( to )|
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