John Kendrick
Contracts info
Contracts: 40
Voyage: 30m
Crew: 40 Crew
Ships: Sailing (Anchor slot 1)
Contractor requirements
Level: 35
Complete: Exploration 11
Universe (Captaincap2)
+100% Capacity
10 voyages

John Kendrick was born in Reading, Berkshire, possibly in Minster Street, in 1573 and educated at Reading School and St John's College, Oxford. After university, he moved to London, where he amassed a fortune in trade with the Netherlands.

When Kendrick died on 30 December 1624, he left £12,500 to the towns of Reading and Newbury to provide employment and education for the poor. The Oracle workhouse, was erected in Minster Street, Reading with this money. (Source: Wikipedia)

To read more about Kendrick's journey in Seaport, check his storylines.


# Required Bonus* Cargo** Xp Reward
1 120 Fish x4 30 450 3,500 Coin
2 80 Stone x3 27 480 150 Iron
3 80 Coin x3 27 510 1,900 Wood
4 90 Wood x3 30 540 300 Stone
5 50 Cocoa x2 25 570 5 Gem
6 150 Fish x4 38 600 5,000 Coin
7 100 Stone x3 33 630 250 Iron
8 160 Coin x4 40 660 2,500 Wood
9 180 Wood x4 45 690 450 Stone
10 120 Iron x3 40 720 6,000 Fish
11 180 Fish x4 45 750 7,000 Coin
12 80 Cocoa x2 40 780 10 Gem
13 120 Stone x3 40 810 300 Iron
14 240 Coin x4 60 840 3,000 Wood
15 270 Wood x4 68 870 600 Stone
16 210 Fish x4 53 900 9,000 Coin
17 130 Iron x3 43 930 10,000 Fish
18 140 Stone x3 47 960 450 Iron
19 320 Coin x4 80 990 3,700 Wood
20 360 Wood x4 90 1,020 800 Stone
21 110 Cocoa x2 55 1,050 15 Gem
22 240 Fish x4 60 1,080 12,000 Coin
23 160 Stone x3 53 1,110 500 Iron
24 400 Coin x4 100 1,140 6,000 Wood
25 450 Wood x4 113 1,170 1,000 Stone
26 140 Iron x3 47 1,200 15,000 Fish
27 270 Fish x4 68 1,230 16,000 Coin
28 180 Stone x3 60 1,260 600 Iron
29 480 Coin x4 120 1,290 8,000 Wood
30 540 Wood x4 135 1,320 1,500 Stone
31 140 Cocoa x2 70 1,350 20 Gem
32 300 Fish x4 75 1,380 18,000 Coin
33 200 Stone x3 67 1,410 750 Iron
34 150 Iron x3 50 1,440 20,000 Fish
35 630 Wood x4 158 1,470 2,000 Stone
36 560 Coin x4 140 1,500 10,000 Wood
37 330 Fish x4 83 1,530 25,000 Coin
38 220 Stone x3 73 1,560 1,000 Iron
39 160 Iron x3 53 1,590 30,000 Fish
40 170 Cocoa x2 85 1,620 30 Gem


Sent Reward Difference
Coin 2,240 95,500 93,260
Gem 80 80
Fish 1,800 81,000 79,200
Wood 2,520 35,100 32,580
Stone 1,200 6,650 5,450
Iron 700 4,000 3,300
Cocoa 550 -550
Xp 41,400 41,400


On August 13th, 2019, the final reward for completing Kendrick's contracts changed. Old reward (Tailor) dissapears and its commodity (Cloth Cloth) can be obtained in a new destination called General Goods.

Old Reward


After finishing John Kendrick's contracts, you will gain access to Tailor, where your ships can pick up cloth. Cloth (Cloth) can be traded for XP, coins or fish by sending it to the Market Town.

For more information on the upgrade requirements and rewards, please visit Tailor.


# Story
1 Welcome in Reading!
My name is John and I have a dream: one day, I want to make a fortune! Join me for a dinner at my family’s residence and I’ll tell you the plan.
2 Fancy some tea?
As you have probably noticed, my family is pretty wealthy. However, I haven’t bought even a single spoon in this house! Therefore, I want to build my own business.
3 Trust, but verify!
Thank you for the supplies but before I share my masterplan with you, I’d appreciate if you proved me that you’re trustworthy. Do you have a deposit for any case of need?
4 Clothes make the man
Wonderful! Now take a good look around. Do you see all these people wearing those ugly dull clothes? Get me a hand-loom and I’ll show you something.
5 Let the colors in!
Life’s too short to wear grey! I want to make fabrics full of vivid colors. Trade the precious cocoa for the most beautiful threads available.
6 And now...
... we’ll learn to weave! Oh, you've brought a manual? Come on, we can figure it out on our own! You’d rather get us food and wine - this will be a long night.
7 Splendid!
Our first scarf is ready! What a beautiful color, what a beautiful texture! Let’s decorate it with some precious stones and it will be just perfect.
8 We’re happy, but...
Will someone else be as excited as we are? How much would the others actually pay for the scarf? We need to find out! Book us a stand on the marketplace.
9 Make it fancy
Whenever someone asks you about the scarf, tell them, that it was originally made for the Indian Queen. The market stand must be luxurious too!
10 Auction alert!
It's unbelievable how much these people are willing to pay for a humble scarf. Can you imagine how much we could earn one day? Quickly, bring the money box!
11 1, 2, 3 - SOLD!
The auction is over and our result is: a fancy dinner plus we still have some money left. Mmm... I can already smell the success!
12 Get the thread!
What do you mean we ran out of thread? Was all of it used for that small piece of fabric? Well, we need to restock our supplies! You already know how to do it, right?
13 Let’s do it!
The conditions for starting our own business are perfect! You look surprised but I knew it from the very beginning. Are you ready to build our first manufacture?
14 Steal the weavers
We need the best craftsmen in the whole town but they all seem to be working for other merchants. Take these coins and convince them to join us!
15 Almost done!
Weavers - check, manufactory - check, handlooms - not enough! We need at least dozen, so hurry up and get some more.
16 I’m delighted
Our manufacture is in full swing. So many beautiful fabrics! There’s no need to go to the marketplace anymore - we can make a private one. Invite our wealthiest clients!
17 An interesting offer
Countess Radcliffe LOVES our fabrics. She’d like us to meet her cousin who lives in London - Mr. Quarles. She says he’s got some proposal for us. Get the carriage ready!
18 Did you know?
Mr. Quarles is the Master Draper of the great Drapers' Company of London. He's a well respected man, so we must make an effort! Precious stones will surely please him.
19 It’s payday time!
What a faux pas! I was so busy that I absolutely forgot to pay our workers. Please, sort it out before we leave. We don’t want any strikes, do we?
20 London Calling
Wonderful. It hasn't been even one day on the road and our carriage got broken. We need to fix the wheels quickly, otherwise we’re going to be late!
21 We're finally here!
I’m dying to know what kind of offer we’ll get. Let’s get some cocoa before we meet with Mr. Quarles. I heard he has a sweet tooth.
22 That’s ridiculous!
A 7-year apprenticeship in London?! We’ve already built our own cloth-business and now we should start from scratch? Let’s go to a pub, I need to think it through.
23 I guess you’re right
Being freemen of the great Drapers' Company of London would surely open new doors for us. If you're in, then I'm in too. It won't be easy though!
24 Back to school!
The best things in life are for free, but it seems like a good education is priceless. It’s time to pay the school fees.
25 Our new home
You know what? We’re too old to live in a dorm. I’ve rented a lovely castle near London. Furnish it however you like!
26 Old school issues
The teachers are excellent but the equipment is rather time-worn. Let's upgrade it!
27 7 years later...
The day has finally come! Believe it or not - we’re officially merchants of the great Drapers' Company of London. Something tells me that the best is yet to come. Cheers!
28 Patience is a virtue
All those years were worth it - we’ve managed to build a great empire and the orders keep on growing. Let’s improve our workshops; we can’t afford a single mistake.
29 A Dutch order
I've just received an exclusive request from Holland: the Dutch king wants us to create a fabric for his daughter’s wedding dress. The more expensive the better!
30 Silky gorgeousness
This could be the official name of our wedding cloth. It’s light as a feather and soft as an angel’s wing. Simply stunning! Pack it carefully and send it to Holland.
31 Chocolate is the key
to a woman’s heart! I’ve heard that Dutch princess has a sweet tooth so pack in a box of fine chocolate too. Let’s hope she doesn’t have to watch her figure.
32 Isn’t it wonderful?
This is my favorite part of the day. Standing here in the harbor and watching the ships taking our fabrics far, far away... Oh, give me a napkin, I'm overwhelmed with joy!
33 Diamonds are...
... a girl’s best friend! Or, least, a best friend of the Dutch princess. She loves the wedding fabric, but she wants us to embroider it with precious stones.
34 Blood, sweat, tears
...and this is just the beginning, my friend. Let’s expand abroad, improve our manufacturing and hire more workers! We have our hands full with work...
35 How about a break?
Isn’t all the fuss making you tired? I admire your excitement, but... I wish I had a small house in the countryside where I could spend my days reading and feeding ducks...
36 Ain’t it funny?
We’re making expensive cloth for the richest folks in Europe while there are dozens of people in need among us. We should donate some of our earnings to charity.
37 Let’s do more!
A single donation is not enough. We are so wealthy that we can’t even imagine what it’s like to have an empty stomach. We should cook for the poor every week!
38 Give them shelter
Yesterday’s dinner for the poor made me realize one more thing - these people have no place to stay! Please, take care of the business and I’ll get them an accommodation.
39 Prevent the misery
Nobody should ever end up on the street and we must do what we can to prevent it. Our business is growing and these people could work for us. Build more manufactures!
40 Farewell my friend
Your business talent is incredible but I've decided to dedicate my life to charity. Our cloth company is now in your hands. Take good care of it and visit me sometime!
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