Baro Ki’Teer is a mysterious individual who bills himself as the “Void Trader”. He sells rare and powerful items ostensibly gathered from the Void. Tenno who complete the Sands of Inaros quest will learn that his haughty and foppish mannerisms conceal his humble beginnings.
Baro Ki’Teer’s Ducat kiosks are placed on every Relay in the Origin System. At these kiosks, Tenno can exchange Prime blueprints and parts for Orokin Ducats, an antiquated currency that Baro uses. Every fortnight, Baro will arrive in a specific Relay for a duration of 48 hours. The Ducat kiosks count down the time to his arrival, or departure when he is present. During his visits, Baro will offer a couple dozen random items for sale. Most of his wares are Prisma weapons or Primed mods, though he also sells certain rare mods, Vandal and Wraith weapons, and a wide variety of cosmetic items. The only item he offers every visit is a craftable key that unlocks the Sands of Inaros quest.
Every time Baro arrives in the Relay, he will send each Tenno an inbox message announcing his arrival.
The Void Trader has returned
The wait is over. I, Baro Ki’Teer, have returned with more treasures from the Void.
All Tenno of means are invited to peruse my latest treasures in the [Relay] on [planet].
I implore you not to hesitate, for, as always, my visit will be brief and my items exquisite.
This message auto-deletes after he leaves.
While using the Ducat kiosks, there is a Tutorial button in the lower right-hand corner of the interface that brings up a message from Baro, explaining how to use the kiosk.
“Hello, Tenno. My name is Baro Ki’Teer, the Void Trader. Welcome to my Ducat kiosk. Allow me to explain. Perhaps, like me, you enjoy the thrill of the Void. And perhaps you’ve also collected more treasure than you can use, or not exactly what you desire? This is where I come in. Bring your unused prime blueprints and parts to this kiosk and exchange them for the only currency that I accept – Orokin Ducats. Then, during one of my regular Relay visits, you may trade your Ducats for something rare and extraordinary, something only I can provide.”
Entering Relay Concourse when Baro is present
“The wait is over, Tenno. Baro Ki’Teer has arrived.”
“My latest safari in the Void has yielded spectacular finds. Unique items for the Tenno of distinction.”
“Tenno! May I extend an invitation to you – my latest collection of choice items from the Void is now available for viewing.”
“Browsing is always free. How fortunate for you.”
“All my wares come from the Void. Perhaps you’ll get to visit sometime.”
“Do have a look. Who knows, you may turn into a paying customer someday.”
“Some interesting gear you have, Tenno. I guess minimalism is making a comeback?”
(if Tenno has an Inaros warframe equipped) “Inaros, it’s an honour to serve you.”
(if Tenno has an Inaros warframe equipped) “Tenno, you honour my people with your warframe.”
(if Tenno has an Inaros warframe equipped) “It brings joy to my heart to see Inaros in action.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “I have much to show you.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “Baro Ki’Teer, at your service.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “Oh my, now here is someone with great taste.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “I can tell you will appreciate what I have today.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “Ah, I can see you’re no stranger to the finer things.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “You’re a Tenno of greater tastes, I can tell just by looking at you.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “Well, hello, golden warrior. Just back from the Void, I presume?”
Purchasing an item
“They say ‘money can’t buy class’, but I think you just proved them wrong.”
“I underestimated you, Tenno. I do hope you didn’t put yourself in a hole for this?”
“What a pleasant surprise. Perhaps there’s hope for you after all.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “An excellent choice. Be sure to visit again when I have new finds.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “A pleasure doing business with you, Tenno. Perhaps you’ll come to one of my next parties?”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “If you like that, come back next time I’m in the Relay. I’ll have something extra special for you.”
Exiting wares without purchase
“Maybe next time.”
“Now you have something to work toward.”
“A little out of your reach? Perhaps a Darvo Deal would be more your speed?”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “Until next time.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “Come back soon.”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “Nothing to your liking?”
(if Tenno has Prime gear equipped) “Next time I’ll have something you’ll want, I’m sure of it.”
Ten minutes before Baro leaves
“Tenno, there is little time left to purchase the finest Orokin-Era items this side of Jupiter.”
“This Relay is about to get a lot less interesting. Come see me before I go.”
“I have nearly sold out of these items. This is your last chance. I don’t know when I will have these again.”
When Baro Ki’Teer leaves from Relay
When the timer for his visit expires, Baro will vanish from the Relay in a burst of blue energy and issue a parting transmission.
“And now I am off. I hope you don’t miss too much while I’m gone.”
“Farewell, Tenno. Until we meet again.”
“I’m afraid I must be off; the Void is calling my name.”
Void Raider mission
(browsing wares if the Tenno has Inaros Prime equipped) “Inaros Prime… once-protector of the master artisans of Luna Placida… and keeper of their secrets. A walking treasure map if ever there was one. The Orokin are dead as dust, and with them your obligation. I, however, am very much alive and… I need stock. For a modest investment we can both do quite well AND keep my kiosk well supplied with Orokin wonders. What say you?”
If the Tenno has Inaros Prime equipped, Baro will have an additional item available for purchase: a Baro Void-signal, for 100 ducats and 25.000 credits. This item is a mission locator described as “Unlock a mission with this device. Baro Ki’Teer can home in on Inaros Prime anywhere in the Void. Ideal for following the God King to riches!” Once purchased, the item does not appear in the Tenno’s inventory, but grants one-time access to a mission in the Void titled “Void Raider”. This mission can only be accessed with the Inaros Prime warframe.
(if the Tenno purchases the signal beacon) “Most excellent! That shall cover the expedition expenses nicely! Come! Time and my clientele wait for no one!”
The mission is a Defence mission on the Orokin Void tileset, against Grineer Nightwatch enemies. The defence objective is Baro Ki’Teer himself. Baro is armed with an Aklex and cannot be downed; instead, the mission fails immediately if his health is depleted.
(upon mission start, variant) “This is indeed the place! My instruments are working to locate nearby objects of beauty… drawing the attention of scavenging Grineer. To arms, O God-King!”
(upon mission start, variant) “Precise as always, God-King. But my instruments of divination reveal our position to the Grineer. No matter! The tubemen shall prove no match for us!”
(upon mission start, variant) “Flawless! I detect a few choice artefacts my buyers will salivate for. We must defend as my instruments isolate their locations!”
(if Baro reaches 50% health, variant) “Inaros, I’m hurt! These thieves are ruining my garments!”
(if Baro reaches 50% health, variant) “I am wounded! How dare you!”
(if Baro reaches 50% health, variant) “I fear that I am defending my dignity at the cost of my health!”
(if Baro reaches 25% health, variant) “I am grievously wounded! How boring!”
(if Baro reaches 25% health, variant) “I fear I shall not be with you much longer, God-King!”
(if Baro reaches 25% health, variant) “I am overwhelmed!”
(if Baro reaches 0% health, variant) “Enough! Your investment shall be used to fund my recuperation. Farewell, thieves! The day is yours.” [mission fails]
(if Baro reaches 0% health, variant) “I must withdraw! Forgive me, God-King!” [mission fails]
(if Baro reaches 0% health, variant) “Ahhh, that our glorious adventure should meet such a noble end!” [mission fails]
(upon mission completion, variant) “We are once again triumphant! God-King Inaros and his best friend Baro! Away!”
(upon mission completion, variant) “Success! My treasures have transported! You shall receive your generous cut, as always.”
(upon mission completion, variant) “Wondrous! Our treasures are secure! Now, let’s away and see what we have.”
Upon completion, the Tenno will receive a Desert Skate spectre. The first five times the Tenno completes the mission, they will also receive a specific reward: the Elixis Latron shoulder armour, the Elixis Latron leg armour, the Elixis Latron chest plate, an Inaros Sarcophagus noggle, and the Osiris Inaros helmet, in sequence. Subsequent missions will only reward the Desert Skate spectre.
The Baro Void-signal is always available for purchase by Inaros Prime, but can only be purchased once per visit (ie once every two weeks).
(browsing wares as Inaros Prime after having completed the Void Raider mission, variant) “My lord! You find me, as always, in my hour of need. I, Baro Ki’Teer, stand ready to accompany you on another adventure of mutual benefit.”
(browsing wares as Inaros Prime after having completed the Void Raider mission, variant) “Great Inaros! Welcome! (whispers) My shelves grow bare. Might we… you know, the usual?”
(browsing wares as Inaros Prime after having completed the Void Raider mission, variant) “God-King! Sales have been brisk, my lord, and, between you and me, my stock is thinning. Might we adventure together? For the usual cut?”
Platform parity event
On 29 July 2022, Baro Ki’Teer arrived for his usual weekend showing, but with a new inbox message (in addition to the standard message that appears every time he arrives).
There Can Be Only One
Are you familiar with the philosophy of Eternalism? The notion that all possible permutations of the present moment are real?
I never had much time for it. The distasteful notion that there could be multiple Baro Ki’Teers! Can you imagine? Yours truly is one of a kind.
As it happens, during my last foray into the Void, a dashing stranger presented me with the opportunity to refine all my selves into a single perfect individual. Of course, I shook hands on the deal immediately.
Now every Tenno will visit the same Baro Ki’Teer, with the same items, at the same time.
As this singularity comes into focus, you will notice my offerings remain the same for my next three visits. A minor inconvenience.
I am certain there will be no future unforeseen consequences from this momentous deal.
This was part of an effort to bring all Warframe platforms into parity, as up until this point, Baro’s wares varied by platform, with console platforms lagging behind the PC build by three fortnights.
Baro Ki’Teer first surfaces during Operation: Cryotic Front as a “mystery associate” who refuses to disclose his identity, although this secrecy is later spoiled by a spiteful Darvo. Baro’s involvement in that event and his assistance in recovering lost Archwing technology is referenced in the subsequent Operation: Gate Crash. Baro is mentioned in the Ogma Elite Tactical Alert and by Cephalon Cordylon, and features prominently in the Sands of Inaros quest. His name can turn up on a randomised clue during a Nightwave: Glassmaker crime scene, and he is mentioned by Darvo in his storefront dialogue.