Cole is a young merchant living in Arland. Despite his age, he is wise beyond his years and knows a great deal about business. He is currently caring for his sick father, but puts on a brave face.
Cole becomes available to sell the player many useful materials, and buying from him is also required to gain access to the Ster Highlands. The earliest he can be met is during Year One, on the fifteenth. To meet him, one must be present in the workshop on the fifteenth of any month (and must not be sleeping or synthesizing through that day).