Argentum is an area in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It is a large red ship being held up by a large balloon-like Titan. Nopon are often seen here, and it houses the Argentum Trade Guild. It serves as the hub for various nations of Alrest. Besides the tutorial battle, Argentum is the first area encountered in the game.
The Argentum Trade Guild is the largest of the eleven Nopon Trade Guilds in Alrest. It serves as a neutral meeting ground between people from all the nations of Alrest to trade and travel between each other. It particularly caters to salvagers, employing many of them to salvage, either on their own private ships, or on the guild's C.S.E.V. Maelstrom.
Rex travels to Argentum at the very beginning of the game to sell the treasure he came across, but he is summoned by Pupunin to meet with Bana, the chairman of the guild. When he arrives in Bana's office, the Nopon explains that a group of interest has been looking for a salvager from the Leftherian Archipelago, and invites in Malos, Jin, Nia and Dromarch. Rex receives an advance of 100,000 Gold for agreeing to help, and uses the money to buy an Abyss Vest before sending some to his Aunt Corinne. The next morning, they depart on the C.S.E.V. Maelstrom.
Later, the party returns to Argentum to buy tickets to the Empire of Mor Ardain, but before leaving, Roc's Core Crystal is stolen by Rhys. The party follows in hot pursuit to Gormott Province. After retrieving and awakening Roc, they return to Argentum with the thieves in tow. Rex then asks Garram and a reluctant Pittman to make salvagers of them. They agree to it and the party finally make their way to the flight deck to take a ship to Mor Ardain.
The Argentum Trade Guild is based in its headquarters, a giant wooden ship named Goldmouth. The ship spans multiple floors, all serving a different purpose. Its first floor is dedicated to welcoming travelers, with its many decks and ports, and the trading of goods, with the Central Exchange and the Argentum Bazaar. Its second floor is where Bower Lounge can be found, featuring some of the only greenery on the ship. Rumbletum Canteen and Lemour Inn can both be found on the third floor, providing travelers with a meal and a place to stay for the night. Outside the fourth floor is where Goldmouth Flight Deck, a sort of airport, can be found, along with a residential district for the ship's inhabitants inside. The fifth floor is where the ship's wheelhouse can be found, where a small army of Nopon pilot it. The sixth and final floor is where the Chairman's Room is found, closed off to the public.
Along with Goldmouth, the guild owns other smaller ships for its salvaging activities. Foremost among them is the Maelstrom, a ship that is able to go into uncharted territories and recover things that are much bigger in size.
- Argentum is the Latin word for 'silver'. As Titans and nations in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 are often named after the seven deadly sins or seven virtues in various languages, it is likely that this is because of silver's cultural association with greed.
- Argentum's Japanese name, 'Avaritia', is directly named after greed/avarice in Latin.
In other languages
|English||Argentum Trade Guild||—|
|French||Guilde d'Argentum||Argentum guild|