Portable traders are back, and this time they're here for good!
From September 2nd you'll be able to take home your very own Portable Vic for the price of one bond from the Bond Interface.
Portable Vic works exactly the same as he did in the trial run earlier this year: once in your inventory, Vic can be summoned for one hour, during which time you will have access to all his usual services.
Find out more below:
How does this work?
1. Withdraw a Bond into your inventory.
2. Access the Bond interface, then locate the Portable Trader.
3. Click on the Summoning Stone in the inventory.
4. Deposit unwanted bonus XP.
5. Purchase desired items with credits.
Once activated, the Portable Trader remains available for 1 hour - and if you leave the game this timer is paused. Should you lose sight of your Trader, he can be re-summoned using the same Stone. The Portable Trader can be accessed an unlimited number of times while active. You can buy multiple stones, and they remain available to you even after the promotion ends.
Is this available for F2P players?
Yes! For the first time ever, free-to-play players can interact with Vic and trade in their bonus XP.
How much does the Portable Trader cost?
The Portable Trader costs one Bond.
Does this mean the regular Vic the Trader is disappearing?
No. Right now we have no plans to remove the frequently occurring free Vic the Trader.
How long will the Portable Trader last when summoned?
The Portable Trader will be active for exactly 1 hour and the timer is paused should you log off. During this time you can trade and spend earnt credits. There will also be a buff on your buff bar showing how long you have left.
Does that mean there will be Portable Traders everywhere?
You cannot place a Portable Trader within 3 tiles of another players trader or a 10-tile radius of the standard Vic the Trader. Players can only summon one Trader at any given time.
What if I forget where I put my Portable Trader?
Don't worry, you can summon him in most places that allow Summoning Familiars. On top of this, if you have a large distance between you and the Trader they will automatically be dismissed.
The RuneScape Team