Commerce and trade is at the forefront of Cyrdoma’s life as a society. Trading goods and services helps keep economic stability. This is made easier by having a base system of tender with a set value. Currency comes in many forms throughout the country.
After the War of the Lines, the collective of races established a form of monetary value in the Imperial Mark. To this day, the same system is used. Marks are a gold piece, which all value derives from, in the shape of a small wheel printed with a crown on the face and a laurel on the back. Gol’Anais, Khalggorn, Nylevran, and San’Aormet all use them as their primary form of currency.
Delrin uses a similar coin, though it carries much less pizzaz. Their currency is simply referred to as Gold. These are also printed on wheels, with the depiction of Sorianeth on the face and a mountain on the back. Their value is relatively high when compared to the Imperial Mark.
Yvoria prints an odd coin called the Plains Penny. It is a squared bronze coin with a punched hole through the middle. Considering the country’s immense emphasis on trade, it comes as little surprise that they find melting gold into currency a waste. The Plains Penny is only slightly behind Delrin’s Gold coins in value.
Ogaitnas, Pirfwandis, and Tinechi use unmarked gold circles as their currency. With their lack of involvement in the High Court, Ogaitnas and Tinechi are condemned to their own devices with trading. Pirfwandis, however, has some delegates from its more notable cities. Despite this, as they cannot collect into one unified nation, they cannot be granted access to Imperial Marks.
Despite the many currencies, Cyrdoma operates quite well. The economic disparities between classes, however, are present. In areas like eastern Nylevran and the Buervan Highlands, poverty is rampant. While a world full of wealth is ideal, even in the far future, it will never be realistic.
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King Jargos Vulkan has been the ruling monarch of Delrin for the last twenty nine years. In this time he has many great feats under his belt and proven to be a benevolent and kind leader. Delrish Kings have a specific order called the Crown Vigil, a handful of loyal guardians that see to the country’s stability.
As we discussed previously, Eric Frankell is the leader of this brave collective. Having been lifelong friends with the King certainly helped him attain this impressive rank, though the man’s hulking figure helped secure it. He is regarded as a master of all weapons, carrying an arsenal with him at nearly all time. Some speak of a technique in which he dual-wields a maul and a greataxe.
Regarded as Eric’s second-in-command was Fivthen Arrliac. He had nearly served as long as his superior, falling short by just a handful of years. Fivthen is regarded as a crude man who is easy to get along with. This, however, does not eclipse his ferocity in combat. He wields a black greatsword and uses chains of Dark Magic to pierce or subdue his enemies.
Next is Amadeiya Turner, a fierce woman from Nylevran, who journeyed to Delrin on a personal quest. It was on this quest to restore an inert magical weapon that she met Jargos. With his help she succeeded in restoring her ancient family blade. Over the years, she married and made the snowy country her home. She now guards the King with her life, using her family’s precious blade, Zephyr, and impressive Air Magic..
Ardremmalech was initially made as Jargos’ ward, sent by the Ogre King Huruk. The young Ogre found much comfort in the Delrish King and learned Water Magic from him. Thankful for such a warm upbringing, Ardremmalech swore to defend Jargos with his life. Most notable is an intricate hammer he carries with him at all times. A glass orbs resides between the faces of the weapon. I’m curious as to how the thing hasn’t shattered into a million pieces by now.
Finally, there is Kylar Stenvarg. Nephew of the famed Wolflord Darien Stenvarg, Lord of the industrial Delrish city of Hokkal, the young Vigil member had large shoes to fill. Traveling to Nylevran in his youth, he learned Fire Magic under Michael Hadiel. Today, he is regarded as one of the most creative users of the element, developing a combat technique that involves giving flames a physical form.
Though there are only four members and one leader, the Crown Vigil’s small number helps ensure coordination on the battlefield. Their methods have defended Delrish Kings for several centuries, giving them quite the reputation. They are certainly not an organization to be trifled with. Their combined force is among the most powerful collectives on all of Cyrdoma, if not Vinadorin.
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