Color image of a Glibben head from the Terres Rising game

ASHRIYAN CURRENCY

All throughout Ashriya, a common currency is used for any required business, both public and private. While each of the cities and towns across the land may mint there own coinage, there is more or less a consistent value among them.

Color image of the currency used in Ashriya

Three basic coins are used, the value of each being enumerated in "drake." The base coin is valued at one drake and is known as a "copper wyrm." The next coin is a "silver serpent," valued at five drake. Lastly, there is the "gold dragon" valued at ten drake.

The actual metal composition of the coins varies by each maker, though they do not use much of any precious metals in order to mint them and they use different metal alloys to produce similar coins to the other mints.

Also used throughout Ashriya for trade are various gems. Most merchants will accept them, though this is not guaranteed. Gems are mostly used for larger purchases and for trade. The value of gems may change over time, as more sources of some gems become more available or scarce that gem may change.

Below is a listing of the different currencies commonly used.

Coinage
Name Common name(s) Value (Drake)
Copper Wyrm drake, wyrm, copper 1
Silver Serpent serpent, silver 5
Gold Dragon dragon, gold 10
 
Gemstones
Common name(s) Color Value (Drake)
Dragon's Blood, bloods deep, blood red 15
Ruby light red 20
Beryls dark green 25
Sapphires aqua blue 30
Peridots yellow 35
Amethysts pink, or purple 40
Emeralds light green 50
Dragon Hearts light blue 75
Dragon Souls small clear 100
Dragon's Tear rainbow, or large clear 500