Devish Common Currency
Currency before Devish Common Currency
"I'm a historian, and I study things so I can understand them thoroughly. I have studied the old currencies and I can't even grasp them. Thank what ever is out there from Arthur and Bowers."Before the creation of the common currency the Ivoran currency was the most complicated thing you would ever see. The original Ivoran currency consisted of metal coins called Cannieas de Ivora. There were different varietions of the coins. Bronze Cannieas de Ivora were called Fruent. Silver Cannieas de Ivora were called Aents. Then the gold Cannies de Ivora were called Orents. There were also square pieces of metal called Fraux, that represented one piece of each Cannieas de Ivora. Cannieas de Ivora represented a small price, and some shops called for half a Fruent. Coins were often cut in half, unless you had a had a Demient, which was worth had a Fruent., or a Parpent, which was worth half a Aent, or if you had half of a Quarent, which was worth 1/4 of a Orent. 17 1/2 Fruents was equal to an Aent. 65 3/4 Aents was worth a Orent. Half coins (Demient, Parpent or a Quarent) had no proper conversion rules, and were very rarely minted. Often times, half coins were simply half the size of their full priced counter part.1 In Candora people were using large gold pieces called Candors. The Candor's worth was based on weight and had to be trimmed down to make sure that no one was getting cheated out of their money. The trimming would create issues as after a while, merchants couldn't tell if they were minted by the Empire and they refused to take them.
The Common CurrencyDevish Common Currency only uses two coins. The Round and the Spade. Both of these coins are made to be broken into four separate pieces that are 1/4 of the coins value. 80 rounds are the equivalent of 1 spade. Trade has become easy in the south and most of the old coins now sit in museum collecting dust.
- Item type
- Currency & Deeds
- Owning Organization Arthur and Bowers Bank of Devrun
- Raw materials & Components
- Spade: Silver Round: Bronze or Copper
- A coin press is used on large sheets of metal to produce more coins.
I remember the market place two years after the introduction of the Common Currency. There was so much less screaming… it was great. That's how I knew I did a great Deities d----d service to this world.
Footnotes1 It has been confirmed that most Ivoran bankers of the time got so frustrated with the system that they just started handing people random coins that lead to the Bank Collapse of Ivora. The Common Currency helped take Ivora out of its Depression, and made a lot of bankers happy. After the introduction of DCC, less banker suicides were reported and the Bankers all threw the biggest party they could. However, any party thrown by bankers is boring and this one was no exception.
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