Treasures

World Currency

by T.A. Saunders ©2015

Overview

Between Imarel and the moon, Ishaela, there are several different forms of currency, that enjoys open exchange, usually, providing that the government in question is both stable and recognized. Most banking houses can act as currency exchange points, though, depending on the nation, questions might be asked of those exchanging currency from an unfriendly foreign power.

Coin Codex: Imarel

Collective of Brookshire

Name: Orin. The Collective voted the name of their currency, in honor of the Spirit of Fortune, himself. This, a tribute to their fortune in having, with relative peace, separated from the Kingdom of Moonfall.
Denominations: Copper, silver, gold and platinum.

NOTE: Since the re-absorbing of the Collective peacefully back into the Kingdom of Moonfall (circa Unification Constitution Treaty of 1362 AC), the Orin is a widely sought collector's coin, but is no longer accepted as valid currency.

Confederacy of Zodasia

Name: Aejoh
Denominations: Jade, sapphire, ruby and diamond (coins are small beads, that can be kept on a chain).

Draconic Empire

Name: None
Denominations: Dragons cannot be bothered to mint their own coin, rathering to collect coins from other peoples and placing the highest value on gold, platinum. and high quality gems and other rarities. In this way, Dragons have a sort of bartering system, that finds economic balance on the worth of what they can horde!

Free Xalayi of Kalimar

Name: None
Denominations: Like the Wild Elves, the Xalayi prefer bartering and trading goods for goods, rather than using coins, though they do appreciate the value of the coins of other races, and will often accept them. Where they differ from the Tallis-Kah, is they often melt said coins down into something pretty, or useful. It should also be mentioned, that the Xalayi of Jas'Rasa, and the colonies of Uranan Svaniq, and Akash all use the same bartering system.

Irys

Name: Vama
Denominations: One gold band, two gold bands, three gold bands, four gold bands. Vama is a small, polished wooden stick, that has bands of gold upon it. The value of the Vama depends on how many thin bands of gold have been placed upon it. Sticks, rather than coins are used, because they are easier for the Zissah to grasp with their clawed hands.

Kingdom of Miroa

Name: Adari
Denominations: Silver, gold, electrum and platinum. While unable to maintain the tradition of manufacturing coins in the Shei way, due to the overall lack of trees in Miroa, King Nilharys still insisted that at least the metals used in such coins would be also used with his kingdom's coins.

Kingdom of Moonfall

Name: Duchets. While no longer a Grand-Duchy, the coins nor their name were changed. Tolliver the Usurper had other coins with his likeness minted, but there are very few in circulation.
Denominations: Copper, silver, gold and platinum.

Kingdom of Vyss

Name: Sildari
Denominations: Silver, electrum, gold and platinum. Each coin is actually sap from a Hirsalas tree, pooled in a coin shape, with either flecks of silver, electrum, gold or platinum heavily interspersed within, then allowed to harden through an alchemical process that makes the coins durable. A process carried over from the original Sivanoshei, that as a matter of tradition, was kept alive by the Tallis-Vyss people.

Republic of Farwind

Name: T'ah
Denominations: Copper, silver, gold and platinum.

Republic of Windsong

Name: Keshra
Denominations: Copper, silver, gold and platinum.

Rith Mal Suna (The Empire of Scales), Vocor

Name: Zosh
Denominations: Orange (unaltered), yellow, red and blue. The Zissah of Vocor use amber from fossilized Calcoa trees, which they then alchemically alter, to give it different hues. Blue of course, being the most difficult to alchemically produce, hence the most valuable.

Sovereignty of Albadosia

Name: Ghozi. Each coin is in the shape of a turtle's shell, from the top view.
Denominations: Copper, silver, gold, and platinum.

Taijun

Name: Taei
Denominations: Iron, silver, gold, and vocorium.

Tallis-Kah Territories

Name: None (bartering system)
Denominations: The Wild Elves will accept foreign coin for their goods, recognizing its value elsewhere, but goods and services are paid for by anything from small, precious stones, to cured meats, to quality beverages.

Xirath Conglomerate of Meluah

Name: Credits
Denominations: Copper, bronze, silver, gold. Upon the defeat of the Benefactor, (who had created a coin called the ‘Bennie,' in honor of himself), the newly freed Xirath quickly realized that their current money was worthless elsewhere, simply for the association with the Benefactor. With this in mind, all ‘Bennies' were melted down, into simple rectangular metal wafers, with the ten thousand toothed gear of the Xirathi people stamped into it (the intricacy of said symbol makes the coins exceedingly hard to counterfeit).

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Coin Codex: Ishaela

Kaal'Kor Thanelands (Stonefall Mountains and Tyris)

Name: Gima
Denominations: sapphire, emerald, ruby, diamond. The Kaal'Kor love working with metal, but value gems over all else. So, it makes perfect sense for their currency to be thinly cut gemstones, reinforced with a Kaalcite ring.

Republic of Quivyn

Name: Falcons. Named after the national bird, the blue-tailed falcon, which is depicted on each coin.
Denominations: Copper, silver, gold and platinum.

Sivanoshei Greatlands

Name: Pelari
Denominations:  Silver, electrum, gold and platinum. Each coin is actually sap from a Hirsalas tree, pooled in a coin shape, with either flecks of silver, electrum, gold or platinum heavily interspersed within, then allowed to harden through an alchemical process that makes the coins durable. Sivanoshei Pelari and Tallis-Vyssian Sildari have an equal exchange and value, and can be used in either land, in large thanks to renewed ties between the Sivanoshei and the Tallis-Vyss.

Theocracy of Sengaard

Name: Crowns
Denominations: Copper, silver, gold and platinum.

United Peoples of Palanthia

Name: Quina
Denominations: Copper, silver, gold and electrum.

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Coin Codex (Other)

Black Doubloon: A coin minted and sanctified at a Temple of Orinako, these are given to those whom are marked for ill-fortune, by either seers or priests dedicated to the dark side of Fortune. Those found in the possession of such coins are usually actively avoided by most common folk. Easy to spot, as the coins are fashioned from Blacksilver.

Doubloon: Any coin minted and sanctified at a Temple of Orin is called a Doubloon, and can act as tender in any nation, that recognizes Orin as a god. Typically these coins are exceedingly rare, and usually only given to their priesthood, however they have circulation amongst pirates especially, who favor them over currency associated with a nation.

Imperial Mark of A'tese: Crafted from Dracothyrium, these coins were once the currency of the D'Mirian Empire, during Empress A'tese's reign. Exceedingly rare now, one of these coins, which has A'tese's lovely profile on one side, and the burning black sun of the D'Mirian Empire on the other, can fetch a handsome price in nearly any nation.

Thief's Tender: Typically used by thieves, when stealing coin, or anything of weighted worth that, to avoid detection, needs that weight replaced by something else, or if a thief wishes to leave a sort of calling card. These are often lead rings, with wooden centers, that will often have the symbol of Orinako, or Synri upon it, or perhaps the glyph of whatever thieves guild the thief in question belongs to. If the wood of the coin is painted gold, it is considered a promise to repay the money or replace the item at a later date. If the wood is painted red, then the thief considers the stolen money, or item blood money, a recompense for a slight or wrongdoing committed.

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