Achaea Help Files
Achaea has hundreds of help files to you learn about Achaea. This is a copy of the in-game help file structure. HELP in-game will show you this same menu.
7.2 Gold, Money, and a bit about getting it
(see HELP BANKING and HELP NEWBIEQUESTS) Having, keeping, giving money/gold ---------------------------------- Gold (also known as sovereigns, gold pieces, even gp or gps) 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. This will show you the amount of gold in your hands. If your gold is in your backpack or another container, you must PROBE 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 RURIN 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 ------------------ Gaining money (sovereigns, or just gold) is always a priority for adventurers. The variety of tempting and useful items in Achaea is quite staggering: - weapons and armour (common and forged), - clothing (common and custom tailored), - jewellery, - plants, herbs, elixirs, potions, and salves for various purposes, - licenses as a bookie, herald, jeweller, or tailor, - private homes, - books and libraries, - furniture, - artefacts of power, - and the list goes on! As a new adventurer, you have several good options for gaining money which are described in some detail in HELP NEWBIE QUESTS. The big three are ratting, butterflies, and fishing. (See HELP RATTING, HELP BUTTERFLIES, HELP FISHING, HELP BANKING and HELP NEWBIEQUESTS)