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Quachtli

by hughpierre
A quachtli is a large white cotton cloak that serves as a common means of exchange.

Mechanics & Inner Workings

Value Grades

As with cacao beans, the quality of a quachtli varies with the source of cotton. Some plants come as far away as Giantsfall but may not fetch as high a price as expected due to difficulty in dying them.
Quachtli Grade
Worth in Cacao Beans
Loosely woven cloth of any colour 65 cacao beans
Hollow core fibers, undyed and brownish 80 cacao beans
Cross section wicking, undyed hues 100 cacao beans
Cross section wicking, white 240 cacao beans
Tightly woven cloth, white or patterned 300 cacao beans
Humble Homes
Building / Landmark | Dec 7, 2020

Significance

Clothes

Quachtli come in different grades of quality due the soil where the plant grew, the harvesting techniques and the type of cotton plant. These sheets of cloth come in a variety of styles; from simple, plain and white to far more elaborately embroidered ones to be made into noble capes, loin cloths and other clothings to be worn.   An ordinary person’s yearly standard of living equates to about 20 quachtli.
Goods
Worth in Quachtli
Dugout Canoe 1 quachtli
100 Sheets of Paper 1 quachtli
Gold Lip Plug 25 quachtli
Large Copper Axe-Blades 30 quachtli
Quills full of Gold Dust 45 quachtli
Warrior’s Costume and Shield ~64 quachtli
Feather Cloak 100 quachtli
Artwork 200 - 400 quachtli
String of Jade Beads 600 quachtli

Alternate Names
  • Cotton Cloths
  • Mantles
  • Capes
Item type
Currency & Deeds
Current Location
Manufacturer
Related ethnicities
Owning Organization
Rarity
Uncommon
Dimensions
4 x 8 arms
Base Price
65 to 300 cocao beans
Raw materials & Components
  • Natural Cotton
    • Beige
    • Yellow
    • Manila
    • Green
    • White
    • Red-Brown
    • Cacao Brown
  • Dyes
Tools
  • Loom
  • Dying Bowl
Triple Alignment
Organization | Jan 18, 2021

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