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The currency used by the Rilanga Union.


Conversion Rate

The base unit was one ulga. Larger amounts of money took the form of govo, golgovo, kebgovo or vilgovo with a respective worth of 8, 16, 32 or 64 ulga. Smaller amounts were measured in numbi which were worth one fourth of an ulga.



The ulga (literally, "ring") was a thin silver disc with a circular hole in the middle. Writing around the hole denoted the year and place of minting. The remaining space was decorated with intricate geometric ornaments. The numbi (literally, "section") was a quarter of such a disk with simpler ornaments.


In ancient times, the larger amounts were represented by silver cylinders whose mass was the equivalent to a stack of individual ulga. Around the year 274 NZR they were replaced by banknotes with the value printed on the front side. The back held the motto of the Rilanga Union. Both sides were decorated with geometric patterns in harmonic color palettes.


Equivalent Value

By the beginning of the Final War, the monthly income of an average Rilanga citizen was around 3200 ulga. The approximate pricing for various goods was:
  • 1 numbi (0.25 ulga) for a liter of bottled water
  • 2 ulga for a loaf of bread
  • 1 golgovo (16 ulga) for a complete meal at an average restaurant
  • 18 vilgovo (1,152 ulga) for a month of rent in an average town
  • 375 vilgovo (24,000 ulga) for a personal vehicle

After The Final War

When the surviving Rilanga and Ran-E-Zu agreed to form a new, common government, the ulga was replaced by a new currency called the zibo.   Most coins and banknotes were recycled to create the new tokens, but a few can still be found in different museums such as the Denfa Sasmi Museum. Private collectors avoid them, due to the stigma attached to the predecessor cultures who nearly wiped out all life on Ranul. However, such memorabilia are very popular among people who identify with the separatist movement called the Children of Rilanga.
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Currency & Deeds
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common before the Final War
rare afterwards

Cover image: by Kathrin Janowski


Author's Notes

Heh, my first currency article that actually feels complete! Except for the placeholder art, of course. Not sure when I'll get around to illustrating this properly.

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