7.8 Gold Commands
"On the face of it, gold sovereigns are an absurd
proposition. They exist in abundance, backed only
by the promise of common agreement. The relative
poverty of the peasant is all that prevents the
common wares from spiraling upward to astronomical
prices. A unique balance of factors - and one that
our economy relies upon."
-Teneric, Delosian bureaucrat
Gold is the currency of the land. Found in the form of golden
sovereigns, it is almost universally accepted as payment for goods and
services. It is the coin of the realm, the money we use to buy and sell.
In order to see how much gold you have, type I or INVENTORY. GOLD will also accomplish this. This will show you the amount of gold in your hands. If your gold is in your backpack or another container, you must PROBE or LOOK IN that container to see how much gold it contains.
Dealing with gold is a bit different from dealing with other items. When
giving, dropping, or putting gold, you specify the number of gold
directly before the word gold. So, for instance: GIVE 100 GOLD TO
Gold can be stolen. If you do not want this to happen (and who does?),
you should store your gold in a backpack, or, if you want more safety,
in a bank.
Gaining money (gold sovereigns, sovereigns, or just gold) is always a
priority for new adventurers, as they will need, in time, to buy a large
variety of items. The best way for a new adventurer to gain money, aside
from simply being given it by a larger adventurer, is to assist in
ridding one of the cities of those eternal pests, vermin. See HELP
VERMIN for more details.
There are, of course, other ways to make money in Aetolia. For example,
there are numerous quests which will make you money as well as
experience. You would do well to explore the land to discover these.
See also: BANKING, QUESTS