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:

General Goods Food
Goods Price Goods Price
Flint2CPBread2CP
Ink/well1SPMeat pie7CP
Quill1CPFruit pie5CP
Lantern2SPMutton6CP
Oil/pint7CPBeef9CP
Rope8CPFruit/Vegetables3CP
Whetstone3CPSoup3CP
Tent4SPChicken5CP
Chisel6CPEggs/half dozen6CP
Paint/jar4CPFish5CP
Paint brushes5CPPreserved food8CP
Canvas7CPJams5CP
Shovel1SPCheese/wheel6CP
Pickax1SP
Hammer1SPDrinks
Backpack5CPGoodsPrice
Chest5SPNormal Wine8CP
Blank book3SPElven/Fae Wine1SP 4CP
Pots metal9CPMead6CP
Pots clay7CPAle4CP
Plates6CPRum5CP
Chain2SPCider (non-alcoholic)4CP
Gun Powder/ounce7CPCider (alcoholic)7CP
Scythe3SPMilk5CP
 
Instruments Spices
Goods Price Goods Price
Drums3SPSalt1SP 6CP
Lute5SPCinnamon2CP
Flute5CPSaffron5SP
Violin7SPOregano2CP
HarpRosemary2CP
   hand2SPGarlic1CP
   large1GPPepper2CP
Horn1SPDill weed1CP
Cumin3CP
FurnitureCoriander3CP
GoodsPriceSage2CP
Bed2GPNutmeg2CP
Dresser2GPSugar1SP
Mirror5GPHoney5CP
Table1GPTea Leaves2SP
Chair4SPPressed Tea Blocks1GP
 
Livestock Raw Materials
Goods Price Goods Price
Chickens2CPFabric/yard6CP
Ducks3CPLeather/hide1SP 2CP
Goats5CPThread/spool4CP
Sheep5CPFur/skin
Pigs8CP   small7CP
Cows1SP   medium1SP
Oxen3SP   large2SP
Dog (untrained)2SPWool/pound7CP
Dog (trained)5SPSilk/yard1SP
Horse (Green)8SPClay/pound4CP
Horse (broken)1GP 5SPUncut stone/brick3CP
Rare/Uncommon beasts
(seek admin approval or owner
of Exotic Pet shop if available)
Cut stone/brick5CP
Coal/crate1SP
Tin/bar8CP
Cats… No one buys a cat,
a cat adopts you
Copper/bar1SP
Iron/bar3SP
Mythril/bar1GP
Steel/bar6SP
Obsidian/brick7CP
 
Clothing
Goods Price Goods Price
CommonNoble
   Cloak1SP   Cloak3SP 2CP
   Dress7SP   Dress2GP
   Pants5SP   Pants8SP
   Tunic3SP   Tunic6SP
   Jacket4SP   Jacket7SP
   Corset6SP   Corset9SP
   Shoes6CP   Shoes2SP
Belt8CPSun hat6CP
 
Weapons Armor
Goods Price Goods Price
MeleeLeather
Knife1SP   Boots2SP
Dagger4SP   Shoulder guards1SP
Sword2GP   Shin guards1SP
War hammer3GP   Breast plate3SP
Mace4SP   Codpiece1SP 4CP
Javelin1SPMetal
Polearm3SP   Mail shirt3SP
Ax5SP   Mail hood1SP 5CP
Spear5SP   Plate
Tanegashima6GP      Chest2GP
Whip3SP      Arms1GP
Net7CP      Helmet1GP 5SP
Flail5SP      Legs1GP 5SP
Ranged      Gauntlets2GP
Slingshot2CP   Scale4SP
Bow3SP   Codpiece7SP
Crossbow1GP 4SPShield
Flintlock4GP   Normal
Shot/pound1SP      Metal7SP
(All gun powder based weapons,
please check with admins)
      Wood3SP
   Large
      Metal1GP
      Wood5SP

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. If there is a sign that says “Work Available”, you may simply start working at that location. 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. 

Some places, such as the farm 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