The Omega Tower Histories

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Old Temple Money, Standard Weight and Standard Length
The Old Temple money was based on a pre-mercantile economy. In those days, the Temples decreed that the measures of length and weight and wealth all use the same measures involving individual links of chain. While this system still holds sway for length and weight, it no longer holds sway for wealth. This is due to the influence of the Jigoen concepts of the decimalization of links or coins. Chains are no longer made, and the coins themselves only bear a superficial resemblance to the links that they represent. Here is the complete method for the Temple Measures:

1 Gold Link = 3 Electrum Links = 9 Silver Links = 27 Bronze Links = 81 Copper Links

1 Gold Link = 3 Electrum Links = $27
1 Electrum Link = 3 Silver Links = $9
1 Silver Link = 3 Bronze Links = $3
1 Bronze Link = 3 Copper Links = $1
1 Copper Link = $0.33

1 Link = 1 1/3″
1 Chain = 9 Links = 12″ = 1′ (Gold = $243)
1 Long (Chain) = 9 Chains = 81 Links = 9′ (Gold = $2187)
1 Grand (Chain) = 9 Longs = 729 Links = 81′ (Gold = $19,683)
1 Regal (Chain) = 9 Grands = 6561 Links = 729′ (Gold = $177,147)
1 Sovereign (Chain) = 9 Regals = 59049 Links = 6561′ (approx. 1-1/4 Mile) (Gold = $1,594,323)

1 Pure Chain = all links are of the same metal (The only form that money can be used as)
1 Bastard Chain = all links are not of the same metal (Usually used in a derogatory manner, as in “Don’t trust him, all his chains are bastards!”)

Jigoen Money (decimalized)
1 Gold Link = 5 Electrum Links = 10 Silver Links = 50 Bronze Links = 100 Copper Links

1 Gold Link = 5 Electrum Links = 10 Silver Links = $33
1 Electrum Link = 2 Silver Links = $6.60 (Not frequently found outside of Zyverge)
1 Silver Link = 5 Bronze Links = 10 Copper Links = $3.30
1 Bronze Link = 2 Copper Links = $0.66 (Not frequently found outside of Zyverge)
1 Copper Link = $0.33

There are 27 stels (days) in a majoran (the Danukorian equivalent of a month), this being very nearly the orbital period of the larger moon, Majora. The lesser moon, Minora, not much larger than a trapped asteroid, has a tidally locked orbital period of almost exactly 81 days. The stellora (year) is broken in to 5 minorans (seasons), based on Minora’s orbital cycles, and each minoran is broken into 3 majoran, each of which has 3 niners (weeks). Starting at the beginning of the year with Yaklith (Cold Season), then Quishig (Wet Season), then Sutzvoze (Warm Season), then Sutzvith (Hot Season), and then last Yakloze (Cool Season). By Royal Decree the calendar has been broken free of the literal coincidence with the moons, and is closely aligned now with the stellar cycle, matching up Danukoria’s apogee with the Frigid Festival. This begins with Zero Stel, the zeroth stel of the stellora, and continues for the duration of the first niner of Yaklith. Zero Stel is the extra stel needed so that the stellora which has 405.93 stels can be reconciled with the majorans and minorans, keeping the calendar “tidy” and as such is not considered a stel of the first majoran of Yaklith minora. The stels of the niner are called: Vazva (first's first), Vazte (first's second), Vazlu (first's third), Tekva (second's first), Tekte (second's second), Teklu (second's third), Ludva (third's first), Ludte (third's second) and Ludlu (third's third). Ludlu is generally regarded as a stel that is spent on personal and religious endeavors, rather then working for an employer, making it usual for most middle and upper class to have a “work niner” of eight stels, with Ludlu off. This has given rise to the term “Ludlu Lolling” which is sometimes used in the same fashion as “day-dreaming”.