You must start the quest at Monday (after server save).
First Mission, Monday
Your first mission for becoming a recognized trader is to bring the traveling salesman Rashid a Deer Trophy while he is in Svargrond, at Dankwart's tavern (here). After that you must wait until the next day to proceed his missions.
Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: Well, you could attempt the mission to become a recognised trader, but it requires a lot of travelling. Are you willing to try? Player: yes Rashid: Very good! I need talented people who are able to handle my wares with care, find good offers and the like, so I'm going to test you. ... Rashid: First, I'd like to see if you can dig up rare wares. Something like a ... mastermind shield! ... Rashid: Haha, just kidding, fooled you there, didn't I? Always control your nerves, that's quite important during bargaining. ... Rashid: Okay, all I want from you is one of these rare deer trophies. I have a customer here in Svargrond who ordered one, so I'd like you to deliver it to me while I'm in Svargrond. ... Rashid: Everything clear and understood? Player: yes Rashid: Fine. Then get a hold of that deer trophy and bring it to me while I'm in Svargrond. Just ask me about your mission. Player: mission Rashid: Have you managed to obtain a rare deer trophy for my customer? Player: yes Rashid: Well done! I'll take that from you. <snags it> Come see me another day, I'll be busy for a while now.
Second Mission, Tuesday
For this mission you will need some spare cash to travel, and a 600 oz of free Capacity to carry a Heavy Package. Rashid will be in Liberty Bay on Tuesday, in Lyonel's tavern just west from the depot, (here). He'll ask you to get him a package from Willard, on Edron. Accept the mission and go to Edron. Willard is the weapon dealer on Edron, find him and ask him about the package for Rashid. He will tell you that you must get the package in Outlaw Camp with Snake Eye (here). Ask Snake Eye about the package for Rashid and he will let you open the flashing door. Get the package and deliver to Rashid in Liberty Bay. After that you must wait another day to proceed.
Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: So, my friend, are you willing to proceed to the next mission to become a recognised trader? Player: yes Rashid: Alright, that's good to hear. From you as my trader and deliveryman, I expect more than finding rare items. ... Rashid: You also need to be able to transport heavy wares, weaklings won't get far here. I have ordered a special package from Edron. ... Rashid: Pick it up from Willard and bring it back to me while I'm in Liberty Bay. Everything clear and understood? Player: yes Rashid: Fine. Then off you go, just ask Willard about the 'package for Rashid'. Player: hi Willard: Greetings and Banor be with you, Player! Player: package for Rashid Willard: Oooh, damn, I completely forgot about that. I was supposed to pick it up from the Outlaw Camp. ... Willard: I can't leave my shop here right now, please go and talk to Snake Eye about that package... I promise he won't make any trouble. ... Willard: Don't tell Rashid! I really don't want him to know that I forgot his order. Okay? Player: yes Willard: Thank you, I appreciate it. Don't forget to mention the package to Snake. Player: hi Snake Eye: Hi Player. Come in and have a drink. Player: package for Rashid Snake Eye: So you're the delivery boy? Go ahead, but I warn you, it's quite heavy. You can take it from the box over there. Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: Did you bring me the package? Player: yes Rashid: Great. Just place it over there - yes, thanks, that's it. Come see me another day, I'll be busy for a while now.
Third Mission, Wednesday
Rashid will be in Port Hope on Wednesdays, in Clyde's tavern, west from the depot (here). Ask Rashid for a mission and he will ask you to buy a Scarab Cheese from Miraia on Darashia. Travel to Darashia and buy the cheese from Miraia for 100 gps. You must deliver the cheese fast to Rashid, because after 30 minutes it turns into a moldy cheese. Also, beware that the cheese is edible. If you lose the cheese somehow, you can buy another one from Miraia. You cannot use boats, so you must make your way to Port Hope on foot following this path from Ankrahmun to Port Hope. Rashid won't accept the cheese if you buy it before speaking to him, or if you send the cheese by parcel. After the delivery, you'll finish his mission for now and receive the Just in Time (note you need to have finished The Ice Delivery mission of The Explorer Society Quest as well in order to get the achievement).
Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: So, my friend, are you willing to proceed to the next mission to become a recognised trader? Player: yes Rashid: Well, that's good to hear. From you as my trader and deliveryman, I expect more than carrying heavy packages. ... Rashid: You also need to be fast and deliver wares in time. I have ordered a very special cheese wheel made from Darashian milk. ... Rashid: Unfortunately, the high temperature in the desert makes it rot really fast, so it must not stay in the sun for too long. ... Rashid: I'm also afraid that you might not be able to use ships because of the smell of the cheese. ... Rashid: Please get the cheese from Miraia and bring it to me while I'm in Port Hope. Everything clear and understood? Player: yes Rashid: Okay, then please find Miraia in Darashia and ask her about the 'scarab cheese'. Player: hi Miraia: Daraman's blessings, Player. Welcome to the Enlightened Oasis. Player: scarab cheese Miraia: Let me cover my nose before I get this for you... Would you REALLY like to buy scarab cheese for 100 gold? Player: yes Miraia: Here it is. Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: Have you brought the cheese? Player: yes Rashid: Mmmhh, the lovely odeur of scarab cheese! I really can't understand why most people can't stand it. Thanks, well done!
Fourth Mission, Thursday
Rashid will be in Ankrahmun on Thursdays, in Arito's tavern, one floor above the post office. Talk to Rashid, and he will ask you to buy him a Fine Vase. Travel to Ab'Dendriel and find Briasol and buy the vase from him. You will need 1,000 gps to buy one. Note that this vase is very fragile, you must not touch it (do not move it on your Backpack). If the vase breaks, you may buy another. Just go back to Rashid and deliver the vase to him.
Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: So, my friend, are you willing to proceed to the next mission to become a recognised trader? Player: yes Rashid: Well, that's good to hear. From you as my trader and deliveryman, I expect more than bringing stinky cheese. ... Rashid: I wonder if you are able to deliver goods so fragile they almost break when looked at. ... Rashid: I have ordered a special elven vase from Briasol in Ab'Dendriel. Get it from him and don't even touch it, just bring it to me while I'm in Ankrahmun. Everything clear and understood? Player: yes Rashid: Okay, then please find Briasol in Ab'Dendriel and ask for a 'fine vase'. Player: hi or ashari Briasol: Ashari Player. Player: fine vase Briasol: Rashid sent you, I suppose. Before I sell you that vase, one word of advice. ... Briasol: Make room in your backpack so that I can place the vase carefully inside it. If it falls to the floor, it will most likely shatter or break if you try to pick it up again. ... Briasol: This vase it not meant to be touched by human hands, so just keep your hands off it. Are you ready to buy that vase for 1000 gold? Player: yes Briasol: Here you are. Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: Have you brought the vase? Player: yes Rashid: I'm surprised that you managed to bring this vase without a single crack. That was what I needed to know, thank you.
Fifth Mission, Friday
Rashid will be in Darashia on Fridays, in Miraia's tavern. This time, he will ask you to use your trading skills to buy a Crimson Sword from Uzgod, on Kazordoon (here). He wants you to buy it for 400 gps or less, and it must not be cheap, the quality must be perfect. Go to Kazordoon and find Uzgod, the weapon dealer. After you ask him for a Crimson Sword, he will say he does not have any to sell. Ask him to forge one for you, he will ask if you are joking with him, answer no. He will set a high price, and ask you if you accept, you want it for 400 gps or less, so answer no. He will offer you a cheap sword for 300 gps, remember that you must not buy a cheap one, so answer no again. He will then ask you to give him 3 Iron Ores and 250 gps for a good Crimson Sword, now you can answer yes. Take back the sword to Rashid while he is on Darashia. If you do make a mistake, you are able to reset the mission for the next week by buying a Crimson Sword and offering it to Rashid. This will allow you to reset the mission and will be able to try again the following week.
Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: So, my friend, are you willing to proceed to the next mission to become a recognised trader? Player: yes Rashid: Fine! There's one more skill that I need to test and which is cruicial for a successful trader. ... Rashid: Of course you must be able to haggle, else you won't survive long in this business. To make things as hard as possible for you, I have the perfect trade partner for you. ... Rashid: Dwarves are said to be the most stubborn of all traders. Travel to Kazordoon and try to get the smith Uzgod to sell a crimson sword to you. ... Rashid: Of course, it has to be cheap. Don't come back with anything more expensive than 400 gold. ... Rashid: And the quality must not suffer, of course! Everything clear and understood? Player: yes Rashid: Okay, I'm curious how you will do with Uzgod. Good luck! Player: hi Uzgod: Hiho Player! Wanna weapon, eh? Player: crimson sword Uzgod: Me don't sell crimson sword. Player: forge Uzgod: You telling me to forge one?! Especially for you? You making fun of me? Player: no Uzgod: Well. Thinking about it, me a smith, so why not. 1000 gold for your personal crimson sword. Ok? Player: no Uzgod: Too expensive?! You think me work is cheap? Well, if you want cheap, I can make cheap. Hrmpf. I make cheap sword for 300 gold. Ok? Player: no Uzgod: Cheap but good quality? Impossible. Unless... you bring material. Three iron ores, 250 gold. Okay? Player: yes Uzgod: Ah, that's how me like me customers. Ok, me do this... <pling pling> ... another fine swing of the hammer here and there... <ploing>... here you have it! Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: Have you brought a cheap but good crimson sword? Player: yes Rashid: Ha! You are clever indeed, well done! I'll take this from you. Come see me tomorrow, I think we two might get into business after all.
Sixth Mission, Saturday
Rashid will be in Edron on Saturdays, in Mirabell's tavern, 2 floors above the depot. He will now ask you for a Goldfish Bowl with a fish inside. You can do this before you talk to him, so you can just deliver it. If you do not have one, you can buy an empty bowl on any furniture shopkeeper. After that you must go to Calassa or someother varm underwater area and get a goldfish inside your bowl. If you cannot enter Calassa you can ask a friend to get it to you, or buy from another player. Just talk to Rashid and deliver the bowl.
Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: So, my friend, are you willing to proceed to the next mission to become a recognised trader? Player: yes Rashid: My friend, it seems you have already learnt a lot about the art of trading. I think you are more than worthy to become a recognised trader. ... Rashid: There is just one little favour that I would ask from you... something personal, actually, forgive my boldness. ... Rashid: I have always dreamed to have a small pet, one that I could take with me and which wouldn't cause problems. ... Rashid: Could you - just maybe - bring me a small goldfish in a bowl? I know that you would be able to get one, wouldn't you? Player: yes Rashid: Thanks so much! I'll be waiting eagerly for your return then. Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: Have you brought me a gold fish?? Player: yes Rashid: Thank you!! Ah, this makes my day! I'll take the rest of the day off to get to know this little guy. Come see me tomorrow, if you like.
Final Mission, Sunday
Rashid will be in the Carlin depot on Sundays, one floor above. If you have done all his previous tasks, just ask him about mission, and he will declare you as one of his recognized traders, and you will be able to trade with him anytime. You will also receive the achievement Recognised Trader.
Player: hi Rashid: Ah, a customer! Be greeted! Player: mission Rashid: Ah, right. <ahem> I hereby declare you - one of my recognised traders! Feel free to offer me your wares! Player: bye Rashid: Farewell, may the winds guide your way.