Currency

Within the realms of conflict and commerce, a common thread can be found—an exchange of valuable resources. In the vast realm of Bellaria, two opposing elements reign supreme, representing the extremes of the magical spectrum. First, there is Arcanite, a wondrous substance that generates its own arca-particles, making it the most mystical and enchanting substance ever discovered by humanity. Conversely, at the opposite end, we encounter Voidglass, a substance utterly devoid of magical properties, existing as a stark contrast to the realm of magic itself.

Because Voidglass lacks any magical properties, it can’t be influenced by magic, which makes it the perfect material for trade. It’s fashioned into beads of different sizes and has become the universally recognized currency in the world. Since magical transformation of substances is a well-established practice, there’s a real worry about fake currency flooding the market. Opting for Voidglass as the currency is the clear solution, as it can’t be corrupted or manipulated in this way.

Arcanite

GREEN

YELLOW

BLUE

RED

PURPLE

Within the realm of Arcanite, there exist five distinct variations, each possessing a unique value. These variations are categorized by their colors, starting with the most precious green, followed by orange, blue, red and concluding with purple. Correspondingly, they generate arca-particles in ascending order, from the lowest concentration to the highest. While their power increases with their weight, it is worth noting that smaller crystals predominantly dominate the market. Arcanite stands as the core essence within all magical objects, ranging from formidable swords to exquisite bracelets. For further information regarding the value and traits of Arcanite, one can refer to the table below.
TYPE WEIGHT (GRAM) WEIGHT (OUNCE)
VOLUME (CM3) VOLUME (IN3) EXAMPLES MANA SOLID MANA  PARTS
PRICE
GREEN 30 g 1 oz 2,3 1 Gem 10 8
ORANGE 30 g 1 oz 2,3 1 Coin 50 40
BLUE 30 g 1 oz 2,3 1 Eye 100 80
RED 30 g 1 oz 2,3 1 Beatle 500 400
PURPLE 30 g 1 oz 2,3 1 Pebble 1000 800

When crafting a magical object, it’s essential to imbue it with an adequate amount of mana to power the spell. The table provided above displays both the required quantity of mana and the corresponding cost of arcanite.

When mana is of a single value, it’s regarded as solid. However, when you require an amount that isn’t exact or need to mix different types, it’s treated as fractional (in parts) mana, resulting in only 80% of its full potential. You can blend various mana types within different magic sections while retaining their full value, but not within a single section.

Voidglass

COPPER

SILVER

GOLD

PLATINUM

The Aetherium Guild – Shield logo

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At the opposite pole of the magical spectrum lies Voidglass, a non-magical substance characterized by its pearlescent glass structure. Similar to traditional gold, Voidglass can be molded according to one’s desires and even fashioned into coins. In role-playing games, these coins, known as discs, hold values equivalent to platinum, gold, silver, and copper. However, unlike their metallic counterparts, Voidglass lacks the strength necessary to serve as a practical substitute for these metals. Its main purpose is primarily ornamental rather than functional. Most common is of course coins.

The Aetherium Guild is a clandestine organization entrusted with the exclusive production and management of the rare and enigmatic Aetherium, which is refined into the renowned Voidglass ingots. Within their secretive halls, master alchemists, skilled craftsmen, and arcane artisans combine their talents and expertise to harness the raw none magical energy that infuses the world.

Counterfeiting voidglass is only feasible if one intends to deceive through appearance alone. A simple magic inspection, which has a failure rate of only 1 on a d20, can easily discern its authenticity. Moreover, replicating the precise weight of voidglass when held is a hard task for counterfeiters.

In addition, voidglass is intricately adorned by master craftsmen of the Aetherium Guild, further increasing the difficulty of replication. It is crucial to note that tampering with the currency carries the most severe consequence: immediate execution on the spot, carried out by a master inquisitor from the guild.

The Guild operates from a concealed stronghold known as the Sanctum of Shadows, hidden away in a remote and treacherous realm. There, they conduct intricate rituals and employ ancient techniques to extract and purify the ethereal essence that forms the basis of Aetherium. With unparalleled precision, the Guild’s artisans shape the Aetherium into mesmerizing Voidglass ingots, imbued with a dark translucence that seems to capture the essence of the void itself. These ingots become the coveted currency, carrying immense value and serving as a symbol of wealth and power throughout the realm.

The Aetherium Guild remains shrouded in secrecy, their methods known only to the chosen few who have earned their trust. They enforce stringent security measures to protect the inner Sanctum, employing elite guardians and intricate magical barriers to ward off intruders and would-be thieves.

CURRENCY COPPER SILVER GOLD PLATINUM
RPG-CURRENCY 10 10 10 10
VOIDGLASS 1 2 3 4
WEIGHT 2.5 g/0.1 oz 2.5 g/0.1 oz 8.4 g/0.3 oz 3 g/0.1 oz

In a traditional RPG game, the copper, silver, gold, and platinum currency primarily signifies the currency value but not in Bellaria. Voidglass, conversely, commands greater respect as it is recognized as the true currency and traditional currency are only seen as crafting material.

For the sake of simplifying trade and conversation, voidglass denominations are named as follows, in respective order: voidcopper, voidsilver, voidgold, and voidplatinum. This distinction is made to avoid confusion with their regular material counterparts. For instance, if you were to purchase the elemental copper coin, you would receive ten of them in exchange for a voidcopper.

The value hierarchy remains consistent between voidglass and standard currency: 1pv >10gv>100sv>1000cv.

Trading

This page delves into an examination of the fundamental pillars that uphold the fabric of our world, encompassing subjects such as politics, warfare, trade, and even the enigmatic realm of magic. Within the realms of conflict and commerce, a common thread can be found—an exchange of valuable resources. In the vast realm of Bellaria, two opposing forces reign supreme, representing the extremes of the magical spectrum. First, there is Arcanite, a wondrous substance that generates its own arca-particles, making it the most mystical and enchanting substance ever discovered by humanity. Conversely, at the opposite end, we encounter Voidglass, a substance utterly devoid of magical properties, existing as a stark contrast to the realm of magic itself.

Due to its complete lack of magical properties, Voidglass remains impervious to any form of magical influence, making it the ideal medium for conducting trade. Crafted into beads of varying sizes, Voidglass has emerged as the universally accepted currency within the world. Given the longstanding tradition of magically transforming elements, the risk of diluting the treasury with counterfeit currency is a prevalent concern. As a result, choosing Voidglass as the currency becomes an obvious choice, as it is incorruptible and immune to such manipulations.