Newbie Money Guide

Money

Money is a necessity for life in Iridine. Weapons, clothing, armor, training. All of these require coin. Some choose to live by the sword, earning their keep as a bandit, soldier, or mercenary; while others are employed to heal or open locks. Regardless of one's chosen profession, there are a number of ways to earn money.

As a new player, citizens and drovers will stop by the outside of the Stone Toga Inn and ask for help with a task, and offer to pay you a small sum. One can also find employ at the net maker, repairing old nets, helping make bread at a granary outside of the city, or diving for pearls at the pier off of Signal Tower Island. If looting the dead is not offensive to you, some residents claim that picking up after the night's drunken fights in the Alleys can prove lucrative. If all else fails, the Divortium Auxilia can assist you with your short term monetary needs with basic equipment, et al.

The Economy

There are two economic models at play in The Eternal City. The first is the NPC economy which is a static economy. Prices for goods and services from NPCs do not change, but vary based on location. Some NPCs, such as Mondan the Jewelry Seller, have randomly generated items players can purchase. It is best to assume all NPC items are used to either facilitate role play (death masks, decorations, and such), equip your character (armor, weapons, clothing), or provide essential services (rent, healing, etc).

The Player economy is simpler than most MUDs, as item decay does not exist. Player generate economic conditions by buying and selling customizations to clothing, unique and rare items not available from NPCs, or reselling equipment as used to newer players. Currently, only a few areas in the game world are owned and operated by players as official store fronts. Most players broker, sell, and conduct business at either the Iridine Auction House or Seneda's Bank in the forum.

Types of Coin

Name of Coin Metal
Sen Bronze
Sterce Silver
Denar Silver
Cent Gold

Coin Values

In addition to the value of individual coins, there is the "Talent", a unit of currency that does not have a coin to represent it.

Coin Value in Sen Value in Sterce Value in Denar Value in Cents
Sen 1 1/3 1/12 1/300
Sterce 3 1 1/4 1/100
Denar 12 4 1 1/25
Cent 300 100 25 1
Talent 18750 6250 1562.5 62.5

Conversion Command

To quickly convert currency in the game, use the command: convert <#> <coin type> to <new coin type>

What it looks like:

convert 250 denars to cents
250 denars is equal to 10 cents.

Protect your money and valuables!

Sagums and Paenulas cover everything under them, protecting sacks, pouches, scabbards and sheathes from thieves.
Cloaks only cover backpacks.

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