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Room requirements  
Office None
Quarters None
Dining room None
Tomb None
Furniture requirements
Chests None
Cabinets None
Weapon racks None
Armor stands None
Mandates None
Demands None
Arrival conditions

Appointed on the nobles screen.


The Broker is a useful noble with no Demands or Requirements. They have several duties in the running of an organised fortress.

If the broker has the Appraisal skill, they will allow you to see the count of your fortresses Wealth in the Status screen (z). The exactness with which this can be seen is determined by the duties of the Bookkeeper. Your broker should also have the Judge of intent skill to see how traders react to trade offers.

At the Depot, you can specify that only the broker may Trade with visiting caravans. The advantage of this is that the broker gains skill in appraisal as he trades, which both allows the display of fortress wealth and helps with getting the best deals in your trading efforts.

Relevant skills[edit]

Of the social skills, those in bold are known to change the effectiveness of a Broker:

Judge of Intent Liar Conversationalist Intimidator
Appraiser Comedian Persuader Pacifier
Negotiator Flatterer Consoler
Appointed Nobles
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