Money

The basic unit of the Sel-Kai economy is the Gilbar, a copper alloy coin very roughly equivalent to a dollar. The higher one goes in society, though, the more precious a token is used to refer to prices. A dockside bar might quote you “two” for a light lunch and drink, meaning two Gilbars; an Old City bar may mean two silver Sellin, closer to equal to 20 Gilbars. In Black Oak, that’s two gold Orlin, 200 Gilbars.

  • 1 TP = Bit = .01 Gilbar (Penny)
  • 1 CP = Clip = .1 Gilbar (Dime)
  • 1 BP = Gilbar
  • 1 SP = Sellin = 10 Gilbars (Eagle)
  • 1 GP = Orlin = 100 Gilbars
  • 2 GP = Jade Note = 200 Gilbars
  • 100 GP = Diamond Note = 10,000 Gilbars

Other nations also mint their own coins, variously standardized against the Gelbar:

  • Stroane: Mark
  • Relian: Ducat
  • Rhakhaan: Plume
  • Danarchis: Scale
  • Izar: Rith (From the Erlini for “Circle”)
  • Sarnak: Rith
  • Helyssa: Scale

Ancient societies had these coins, worth more than their face value if a collector can be found:

  • First Empire Hexen (Commemorating the Six Masters)
  • Second Empire Sester
  • Zori Crown

Money

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