Economy

Economy

Last Update: 07/03/2020

If a store owner wishes to charge differently for their goods than stated on the list that is their prerogative, however, this is a general overview of what the economy may look like. Of course, this is subjective to IC actions and story progression.

For what tech might be available, please see the Technology page.

Currency

There are three types of coins, called Novem. They come in copper, silver, and gold, and are valued in multiples of 10. For instance:

1 GN = 10 SN
1 SN = 10 CN

Each coin has a gem in the center:

Copper – White Quartz
Silver – Blue Topaz
Gold – Purple Amethyst

Very few outside of higher standing people such as business owners, nobility, guild leads, and dragons would deal with gold. Only business owners pay tax to the Crown. A base tax of 15% of transactions will be applied to all businesses. This is roleplay flavour only and not actively collected.

Average prices of common goods are as follows:

Ale – 4 CN
Quill – 1 CN
Bread – 2 CN
Meat Pie – 6 CN
Wine – 7 CN
Iron / Per Bar – 3 SN
Steel / Per Bar – 6 SN
Leather Hide – 1 SN 3 CN
Armour Pieces – 2 SN +
Dagger – 5 SN
Short Sword – 1 G 5 SN
Specialty Wines – 1 SN 2 CN
Mithril / Per Brick – 4 GN
Purniple – 8CN
Burnaby – 4CN
Nicel – 6CN
Elkrite / Per Bar – 2GN
Silver / Per Bar – 2GN

Such items as bags of holding, or powerful magical artifacts would cost even more. In order to obtain these items IC we do ask you to submit a form stating how you acquired the item for admin references.

Employment in Astrium

Finding employment anywhere in Astrium is easy. Although some places are owned by an NPC or by the city itself, you can simply walk in and start working, even add your character’s job to your titler to let others know more about your role. If you want to be a barmaid, just go do it. If your character is a healer, you can assume a job at the infirmary. Generally speaking, if there is a building for a place of employment, such as the tavern, the blacksmith, the infirmary, the bathhouse, and so on, you can simply walk in and work.

Some places, such as the farm in Thalovir may have an owner who rents the house, but you can still assume a job at these places. If you wish to RP being hired on by the renter you can check the rental box for the home and send the player an IM. If no one is renting the place, you are welcome to rent it yourself. Players are also welcome to take the role of a vendor at the market near the tavern.

Conversely, many players are self-employed. Some are mercenaries, some hunt and gather in the forest, or are perhaps artisans, working out of their homes or hawking their wares while traveling.

This being said, there are a few jobs that do require your character to apply ICly to a member of one of the royal families. These primarily include council positions or personal guards.

It is not necessary, but to assume employment in an area where an application is not needed, just click “Work” under the “Characters” tab on the HUD!

Local / Seasonal Goods

Potatoes
Tomatoes
Carrots
Apples
Wheat
Strawberry
Raspberry
Blueberry
Sugar
Tobacco
Roses
Tulips
Rosemary
Sage
Green Onion
White Onion


 

Astrium Specific Goods

Goods you’ll find nowhere but Astrium!

​Burnaby Berries – Sweet berries, aphrodisiac, red.
Purniple – A pumpkin-like plant, purple. Sort of bitter.
Nicel – Plant used for spices. Smells a bit like sage. Good for healing wounds.
Elkrite- A hard metal mined deep underwater. As valuable as gold but as strong as steel.

These we trade for such things as rare gems not found here, or even cinnamon. The trade fluctuates depending on need and availability, so it’s difficult to predict what may be around. To see what exports are specific to areas you may in, please see the Cailean Kingdom tab under locations. To learn more about unique plants in Astrium, please see Climate & Ecosystem