The International Currency Exchange was created due to the need of proper exchange rates between nations. As friendships and alliance began to grow it became difficult to trade if certain nations did not have set exchange rates or did not acknowledge foreign forms of currency. Citizens and governments were left to barter or guess rates of exchange which would leave some people cheated out of hard earned money and other people exploiting the ignorance of tourists. And so it was decided that the current known rates of exchange should be compiled, recalculated, and modified to create standardized exchange rates that would accommodate all people of all nations.
KS and DA are both accepted pretty much anywhere around the core of the map. As you go deeper into Nepleslia or Southwest into Yamatai's military sector they become much more faction-oriented (eg on Hanako's World it'd be KS-only and on Nepleslian frontier worlds it'd be mostly DA.
The exchange rate has been fixed for OOC simplicity purposes and DA and KS can be readily converted to each other on SARP's version of the internet or (for physical money) at banks and spaceports.
The International Exchange Table was organized in a way that would make it simple to figure out how much one unit of a certain currency would be equal to in another form of currency. First, you must find your current form of currency along the top row, then you must find your desired form of currency along the first column. Follow the row and column until you are given a number, that number is the rate of exchange (how much of your new currency you would receive from one unit of your old currency). The simple formula of c*r=n (c=current amount, r=rate of exchange, n=new amount) can be used to calculate the amount of the new currency you should have.
Example: I have 200 Abwehran Credits and I wish to convert these to Iromakuanhe Kuon Dalris. I locate 1 Abwehran Credit on the top row (my current form of currency) and then locate Iromakuanhe Kuon Dalris along the first column (my desired form of currency). I follow the row and column and am given 1.33 KD. This means that 1 Abwehran Credit has the same value as 1.33 (1 and 1/3) Iromakuanhe Kuon Dalri. Basic math tells me that my 200 Abwehran Credits is equal to 266.66 (repeating of course) Iromakuanhe Kuon Dalris (200*1.33)
|International Exchange Table|
|Currency||1 Yamataian Kikyou Satsu (KS)||1 Nepleslian Davis Alliance (DA)||1 Elysian Aurea (AR)||1 Azorean Neera Apsolvum (NA)||1 Iromakuanhe Kuon Dalri (KD)||1 UOC Heiwa Electronic Credit (HS)||1 Abwehran Credit (C)||1 Neshaten Re'iu Neu'ca (RN)||1 Qaktoro Odawina Odawina (OW)|
|Yamataian Kikyou Satsus (KS)||-||.5 KS||.2 KS||4 KS||.25 KS||1 KS||.33 KS||.5 KS||.5 KS|
|Nepleslian Davis Alliances (DA)||2 DA||-||.4 DA||8 DA||.5 DA||2 DA||.66 DA||1 DA||1 DA|
|Elysian Aureas (AR)||5 AR||2.5 AR||-||20 AR||1.25 AR||5 AR||1.66 AR||2.5 AR||2.5 AR|
|Azorean Neera Apsolvum (NA)||.25 AN||.125 AN||.05 AN||-||.125 AN||.25 AN||.083 AN||.125 AN||.125 AN|
|Iromakuanhe Kuon Dalris (KD)||4 KD||2 KD||.8 KD||16 KD||-||4 KD||1.33 KD||2 KD||2 KD|
|UOC Heiwa Electronic Credits (HS)||1 HS||.5 HS||.2 HS||4 HS||.25 HS||-||.33 HS||.5 HS||. 5 HS|
|Abwehran Credits (C)||3 C||1.5 C||.6 C||12 C||.75 C||3 C||-||.5 C||. 5 C|
|Neshaten Re'iu Neu'ca (RN)||2 RN||1 RN||.4 RN||8 RN||.5 RN||2 RN||.66 RN||-||1 RN|
|Qaktoro Odawina Odawina (OW)||2 OW||1 OW||.4 OW||8 OW||.5 OW||2 OW||1.2 OW||1 OW||-|
NOTE: All values are rounded to two decimal places.
Most banking facilities, spaceports, transportation hubs, space stations, and military complexes offer stations for currency exchange. Contact your local government officials for more information about finding an exchange location near you.
The following currency forms are not traded on the open market, and thus can not be exchanged through conventional means. More information can be found below.
As the Abwehrans are currently the only faction to make contact with the Iromakuanhe, only Abwehran citizens may have the opportunity to exchange for Kuon Dalris. Contact your local Abwehran government official for more information about Kuon Dalris exchange
As this faction has no known relation with any other faction, its currency is not currently exchangeable to or from any other forms of currency.
As this faction no longer exists, its currency was absorbed by the Yamatai Star Empire. Thus, all Electronic Credits were immediately converted into KS. Contact your local government official for more information.
This special currency is used for bulk trading between fleets, companies, and other large organizations. They are far too large to use as individual currency, as the smallest denomination of voucher is worth approximately 1000 KS. These bills are used as payment to outside organizations and can be redeemed at Freespacer trading ports for any of a number of refined alloys or precious metals, which may in turn be sold on the open market for more common currencies.