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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