Kitsch (Space Money!)
Money for Nothing and Your Disks for Free
Kitsch is the digital currency of the Galaxy. Though local currencies exist on most worlds in Luridity, Kitsch fuels the galactic economy and can be found wherever a landing bay for spaceships and a Net access port can be found. In The Net, kitsch will get you whatever you can afford. Off-Net is the same, but only if you can connect to the servers hosting the banks. Between the stars, it is one of the only currencies that matters, and all but the most rudimentary of ships are equipped to scan kitsch accounts. Funds can be used conveniently onboard for anything from securing prime ship parking from orbit, paying bills and debt while traveling on the planetary shuttles to work or home, paying off Galactic Security or Bounty Hunters upon threat of inspection without them even needing to board your vehicle...
Storing and SpendingKitsch can be stored off-server in a number of ways, but the totals are always synced to and from the mainframe:
This article is a WIP created during World Anvil Summer Camp 2023 and may contain incomplete sections. It probably also lacks pictures and proofreading. And it most certainly was written frantically by a caffeine-fueled, sleep-deprived author. No worries--edits are a future me problem!