Silt and Sun
Gold and Coins
Due to the scarcity of gold and other metals in Dark Sun, all the City-States use ceramic-bits as currency. Each City-State mints its own bits. Each bit is worth exactly one pint of water at the City-State it was minted at. One pint of water = for the most part, 1 gold piece. For that reason I shall refer to a ceramic bit as a ceramic gold piece, or cgp. If it comes to it there will also be ccp’s, csp’s, and cpp’s for copper, silver, and platinum respectively.
As you get farther away from the City-State where the bit was minted, it is worth less and less. A Raam bit might still be worth 1 gp in Urik, as caravan’s travel between the two often, but it could only be worth 3/4th’s of a gp in Tyr, and even less in a tribal village in the the Tablelands. A village that never goes to Raam might find such a bit worthless.
Actual gold pieces are worth the same across the Tyr region, although finding someone to handle the coin could prove difficult as most people try to stay away from anything that will attract attention, like having a pile of shiny metal. Large merchants, and most villages will easily accept the coins though, as it’s the easiest and most liquid form of currency outside of survival days.