Peril in Bloodstone
"If it's good anywhere else, it's good in Damara!" This popular saying spread among Damaran vendors since the currency of bloodstone bars collapsed. Damaran merchants are true traders, and they will deal in almost any country"s currency. They will usually accept even the old chalcedony bars, for many Damaran merchants foresee the return of the bloodstone bar currency with the restoration of the kingdom. A few are even hoarding the stuff!
Vaasan attitudes towards currency are similar to those found farther south. However, bartered supplies are more welcome than coins — gold pieces make terrible windbreaks against a winter wind! Similarly, the people of Narfell prefer barter to coins. Recall, however, that the Nars have a definite weakness for gems and jewels, and a crafty jeweller may get twice the worth of his goods in trade for Narfellian stallions. Impiltur mints its own money in the city of Hlammach. The coins bear the crossed sword and wand on one side, and "Imphras" etched along the border. Like everyone else, the merchants of Impiltur will deal in any currency, but the government levies a 3% Kingdom Tax on all purchases made with outside coinage.