The Currencies of Magic

When you are a supernatural being, sometimes money just doesn’t cut it. Especially if you are dealing with beings who seemingly have no material needs. So what does one give if they need something? Here are a few methods of payment:

  • Trading: The simplest method, one which even primitive humans had figured out. Simple trade. This one is especially useful for small favors and acquiring minor magical baubles such as scrolls or talismans.
  • Coins: The big one and the main reason why so many supernatural being refused to get involved in the affairs of others too much. Favors are called the coins of magic, because they function as a transaction tool between supernatural beings. The coins have no material counterpart — they are metaphorical but very valuable. Coins can be traded, instead of redeemed. There’s no supernatural enforcement on honoring coins, it’s purely social. If you fail to redeem a coin you owe, you’ll find yourself cut off from the system, which makes life hard when your more powerful enemies come looking for you.

The Currencies of Magic

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