There are three types of currency in Elanthia: Kronar, Lirum, and Dokora, as well as one obsolete currency called the Dira.
Each province uses one currency type for all official and shop transactions.
The KRONAR is a round coin, with no edges. The circumference of the coin slopes downward, giving the edge of the entire coin a sharp, almost weapon-like look to it. On one side, a minuscule map of the contiguous landmass with the words ZOHLU REN underneath. The reverse shows the broad, patient face of an ox - symbolizing Elanthia as Truffenyi's planet.
Shaped like a diamond with rounded edges, the LIRUM is the only coin of Elanthia to feature the likeness of a person. Along the corners on both sides of the coin, tiny roses have been stamped. One side features a stoic looking human woman with her hair in a bun. Centered under the portrait is the name LIRUM. On the reverse side, a simple seven-pointed star is situated in the middle with the words FEAS, KHALOR, HALEEN around the coin.
Oblong in shape, the DOKORA is the heaviest of the Elanthian currencies because of the weighted raised edges it possesses. These weighted edges exist to counterbalance a square hole in the middle of each DOKORA. The origins of the DOKORA are in Ilithi, although the coin is used elsewhere, and so one side shows two lotus blooms flanking the square hole, while the other side depicts a single cloud above and the words "Ylosh Sampul" below.
For example, 1000 Lirums is equivalent to 1250 Kronars or to 902 Dokoras.
Banks and Exchange Fees
Bank Balance Maximums
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT AMOUNT YOU MAY KEEP IN EACH INDIVIDUAL BANK BRANCH
Attempting to put anything more than 212k platinum in any one bank may cause your account in that bank to rollover, that is -- cause your money to disappear. To prevent this, keep any money over this amount in other banks.
Different Banks charge different fees for exchanging currency, ranging from 3%-13%.
Money-changers in Elanthia will only handle transactions for 1,000 platinum and under.
|Crossing (Strand Communal Center)||Zoluren||3%||Premium-only. Can withdraw from any bank.|
|Ilaya Taipa||Zoluren||10%||deposit-only bank that ties into Leth Deriel; charges a 7% fee|
|Riverhaven (Armiger's Mansion)||Therengia||3%||Premium-only. Can withdraw from any bank.|
|El Bain's Stop (Bank Under the Roots)||Therengia||3%||Premium-only. Ties into Therenborough.|
|Rossman's Landing||Therengia||9%||ties into Riverhaven|
|Ratha (1st Tier)||Qi'Reshalia||7%|
|Ratha (3rd Tier)||Qi'Reshalia||3%||Premium-only|
|Mer'Kresh (Estate Holders Club)||Qi'Reshalia||3%||Premium-only.|
|Hibarnhvidar (Inner)||Forfedhdar||5%||same account as bank in Outer Hibarnhvidar|
|Hibarnhvidar (Outer)||Forfedhdar||7%||same account as bank in Inner Hibarnhvidar|
|Hibarnhvidar (Stoney Hub)||Forfedhdar||3%||Premium-only; ties into Hibarnhvidar|
|Boar Clan||Forfedhdar||8%||Ranger- and Cleric-only; ties into Hibarnhvidar|
|Ain Ghazal||Forfedhdar||9%||Premium-only; ties into Hibarnhvidar|
|Raven's Point||Forfedhdar||9%||ties into Hibarnhvidar|
|First Arachnid Bank||Forfedhdar||5%||Hollow Eve Festival bank; ties into Hibarnhvidar|
Monetary coins are a special type of item. When held normally, they do not count against your total inventory, but do have weight and will impact your encumbrance if carrying a large amount. They are also susceptible to theft.
Dropping coins will create coin items on the ground. Coins may be placed in and retrieved from moneybelts to protect them from thieves.
Non-standard currencies are former or current forms of currency that are treated as items and not accepted as payment at most locations.
Each Emperor minted a coin of his or her predecessor, with their likeness and name along with the dates of rule. DIRA were minted in pure silver with high raised edges which was then surrounded by a thin band of the metal of the denomination of the DIRA. Much like present day currency, the DIRA came in copper, bronze, silver or gold. Platinum was not yet needed. Unfortunately, over the passage of time, the thin bands of these denomination markers have either worn off the coins or been removed, leaving most DIRA today as only the plain silver "internal" coin.
Note: For reference, this means the coin was minted in silver, then an additional band of copper, bronze, silver, or gold was added to the outside to note the denomination.
Vykathi use slivers of oravir marked with a series of black bands as some form of currency. While not used by any other race, the right collector may be willing to exchange more common coins for them. Oravir slivers are just that. They are not uniform in shape or size (although larger ones are not used or broken down into smaller slivers for storage purposes) and have no markings on them whatsoever .