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.