Where to find Masoud's Treasure in Octopath Traveler 2

Where to find Masoud's Treasure in Octopath Traveler 2
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Written by 

Harry Boulton

Last updated 

19th Mar 2024 11:28

If you're encountered Partitio's Side Story in Sai, then you might be wondering where to find Masoud's treasure in Octopath Traveler 2. The game very much encourages you to figure out things yourself which is fantastic, but can lead to some confusion in quests like this one.

Masoud in particular gives you a rather obtuse challenge, asking you to find his 'treasure', with no further clues beyond that. It can be a big roadblock for players unsure of where to go.

I've done the hard work for you, so check out the guide below to learn where to find Masoud's treasure in the game.

Where to find Masoud's Treasure

Talking to Masoud's Daughter in Octopath 2.
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After you've spoken to Masoud in Sai, you'll probably be a little stumped on what to do next. To find Masoud's Treasure in Octopath Traveler 2, you'll want to follow our step by step guide below:

  • From Masoud, head down the hill and over to the well to the west.
  • Speak to Masoud's daughter, who is the girl in the red dress next to the well.
  • Use any Hire Path Actions on his daughter to bring her into your party - Partitio can use Bribe at night.
  • Head back up the hill and speak to Masoud.
  • He will dismiss his daughter as not the treasure you're looking for, leaving you to try again.
  • Head back up the hill once again and use Partitio's night Path Action Bribe on Masoud himself to employ him into your party - this will cost 5,000 Silver Leaves.
  • This will reveal that the greatest treasure is actually yourself - how nice!

Following the steps above will give you the Mercantile Manuscript Archive Key, which is a rather overwhelming but incredibly helpful collection. This can be used on the building next to Masoud, and has an incredible amount of information you won't want to miss.

What is the Mercantile Manuscript in Octopath Traveler 2?

The Mercantile Manuscript in Octopath Traveler 2.
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The Mercantile Manuscript is an archive filled with just about everything you will need to know about Octopath Traveler 2's world. It has info on the regions, enemies and rare weapons. It serves as an in-game guide that you can often refer to if you need a bit of background information.

Here are all of the sections included within the Mercantile Manuscript in Octopath Traveler 2:

  • Demihumans: A Study
  • On Caits
  • All About Octopuffs
  • Riddles of the Demihumans
  • The Great Wall in Myth and Legend
  • Gate to the Netherworld
  • On Weaponsmithing
  • Enchanted and Magical Weapons
  • On Ornamentation
  • Battle-Tested Armaments
  • More Battle-Tested Armaments
  • Divine Weapons and Armsmasters
  • History of Grapes and Plums
  • Lychee Imports
  • Nut Cultivation
  • On Concoction
  • Principles of the Soulstone
  • Herbs and Their Uses
  • The Origin of Bottling
  • Beastling Foodways
  • Etymology of "Leaf" as Currency Name
  • History of Hinoeuma
  • History of the Wildlands
  • History of the Leaflands
  • History of the Harborlands
  • History of Toto'haha
  • History of the Brightlands
  • History of the Crestlands
  • History of the Winterlands
  • The Outer Continent

You never know what you might find within these manuscripts, so you better get reading. Furthermore, if you're ever stuck on a riddle or can't quite figure something out in-game, why not give these archives a try, you might just find the answer inside!

Make sure to check out our Octopath Traveler homepage, or one of our other guides like how to get the Inventor Secondary Job in Octopath Traveler 2. And to find out what we thought of the game, check out our Octopath Traveler 2 Review where we called it a "monumental achievement".

Harry is a Guides Writer at GGRecon, having completed a Masters of Research degree in Film Studies. Previously a freelance writer for PCGamesN, The Loadout, and Red Bull Gaming, he loves playing a wide variety of games from the Souls series to JRPGs, Counter-Strike, and EA FC. When not playing or writing about games and hardware, you're likely to find him watching football or listening to Madonna and Kate Bush.

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