Monetary System

In Harath, the basic mode of payment is the copper Penny. Pennies are large, about the size of an Eisenhower dollar coin, and are usually made to be cut into 8 pieces called Bits. Dubloons are the same size as Pennies, are made of gold, and are worth 80 times as much. They are often made so that they can be cut into 8 Parts. Governments that do not mint coins designed to be cut into pieces mint silver coins (Shillings) that are the same size as a Penny, but are equal to the value of a Part, and small copper coins (Groats) that are about the size of a dime and have the same value as a Bit. For those who deal in large sums, the Platinum Plaque, roughly the size of an iPhone, is equal in value to 100 Dubloons.

In order to gain an appreciation for the economy of Harath, assume that 1 bit = $1.

Platinum Plaque (PP) Dubloons (D) Parts (p) Pennies (p) Bits (b) Dollars ($)
1 100 800 8,000 64,000 $64,000
- 1 8 80 640 $640
- - 1 10 80 $80
- - - 1 8 $8
- - - - 1 $1

Laity Salaries

Monthly Income Yearly Income Yearly Income ($)
Class Rank Purse (p) Daily (p) min max min max min max
Serf 0 0 0.125-0.125 0, 3 0, 3 0, 39 0, 39 $312 $312
Peasant 0 0 0.25-0.5 0, 6 0, 12 0, 78 1, 76 $624 $1,248
Sexton 2 5-10 6-8 1, 64 2, 32 23, 32 31, 16 $14,976 $19,968
Deacon 3 10-20 12-15 3, 48 4, 40 46, 64 58, 40 $29,952 $37,440
Archdeacon 4 10-20 20-30 6, 0 9, 0 78, 0 1, 17, 0 $49,920 $74,880

Religious Knight Salaries

Monthly Income Yearly Income Yearly Income ($)
Class Rank Purse (p) Daily (p) min max min max min max
Guardsman 1 1-2 5-7 1, 40 2, 8 19, 40 27, 24 $12,480 $17,472
Sgt 2 5-10 8-12 2, 32 3, 48 31, 16 46, 64 $19,968 $29,952
Lieutenant 3 10-20 15-18 4, 40 5, 32 58, 40 70, 16 $37,440 $44,928
Religous Knight 4 80-100 75-100 22, 40 30, 0 2, 92, 40 3, 90, 0 $187,200 $249,600
Knight Officer 5 80-100 100-125 30, 0 37, 40 3, 90, 0 4, 87, 40 $249,600 $312,000
Knight Commander 6 80-100 125-150 37, 40 45, 0 4, 87, 40 5, 85, 0 $312,000 $374,400
Knight Marshall 7 50-150 150-175 45, 0 52, 40 5, 85, 0 6, 82, 40 $374,400 $436,800
Knight Grand Marshall 10 10-20 250-300 75, 0 90, 0 9, 75, 0 11, 70, 0 $624,000 $748,800

Clergy Salaries

Monthly Income Yearly Income Yearly Income ($)
Class Rank Purse (p) Daily (p) min max min max min max
Acolyte 1 1-2 6-8 1, 64 2, 32 23, 32 31, 16 $14,976 $19,968
Neophyte 2 5-10 8-10 2, 32 3, 0 31, 16 39, 0 $19,968 $24,960
Curate 3 10-20 22-24 6, 48 7, 16 85, 64 93, 48 $54,912 $59,904
Priest 4 20-30 50-75 15, 0 22, 40 1, 95, 0 2, 92, 40 $124,800 $187,200
Vicar 5 80-100 75-100 22, 40 30, 0 2, 92, 40 3, 90, 0 $187,200 $249,600
Bishop 6 80-100 100-125 30, 0 37, 40 3, 90, 0 4, 87, 40 $249,600 $312,000
Metropolitan Bishop 8 50-150 150-175 45, 0 52, 40 5, 85, 0 6, 82, 40 $374,400 $436,800
Arch-Bishop 9 50-150 175-200 52, 40 60, 0 6, 82, 40 7, 80, 0 $436,800 $499,200
Primate 10 10-20 250-400 75, 0 1, 20, 0 9, 75, 0 15, 60, 0 $624,000 $998,400
Cardinal 12 0 500-750 1, 50, 0 2, 25, 0 19, 50, 0 29, 25, 0 $1,248,000 $1,872,000
High Priest 14 0 800-1100 2, 40, 0 3, 30, 0 31, 20, 0 42, 90, 0 $1,996,800 $2,745,600
Patriarch 15 0 2000-2500 6, 0, 0 7, 50, 0 78, 0, 0 97, 50, 0 $4,992,000 $6,240,000

Poor Guild Salaries

Monthly Income Yearly Income Yearly Income ($)
Class Rank Purse (p) Daily (p) min max min max min max
Apprentice 1 1-2 4-5 1, 16 1, 40 15, 48 19, 40 $9,984 $12,480
Journeyman 2 5-10 6-7 1, 64 2, 8 23, 32 27, 24 $14,976 $17,472
Craftsman 3 10-20 12-14 3, 48 4, 16 46, 64 54, 48 $29,952 $34,944
Master Crasftsman 4 10-20 20-25 6, 0 7, 40 78, 0 97, 40 $49,920 $62,400
Guild Lord 5 80-100 40-50 12, 0 15, 0 1, 56, 0 1, 95, 0 $99,840 $124,800
Guild Baron 6 80-100 60-75 18, 0 22, 40 2, 34, 0 2, 92, 40 $149,760 $187,200
Guild King 8 50-150 80-100 24, 0 30, 0 3, 12, 0 3, 90, 0 $199,680 $249,600

Average Guild Salaries

Monthly Income Yearly Income Yearly Income ($)
Class Rank Purse (p) Daily (p) min max min max min max
Apprentice 1 1-2 5-6 1, 40 1, 64 19, 40 23, 32 $12,480 $14,976
Journeyman 2 5-10 7-9 2, 8 2, 56 27, 24 35, 8 $17,472 $22,464
Craftsman 3 10-20 15-20 4, 40 6, 0 58, 40 78, 0 $37,440 $49,920
Master Crasftsman 4 10-20 25-35 7, 40 10, 40 97, 40 1, 36, 40 $62,400 $87,360
Guild Lord 5 80-100 50-75 15, 0 22, 40 1, 95, 0 2, 92, 40 $124,800 $187,200
Guild Baron 6 80-100 100-150 30, 0 45, 0 3, 90, 0 5, 85, 0 $249,600 $374,400
Guild King 8 50-150 175-210 52, 40 63, 0 6, 82, 40 8, 19, 0 $436,800 $524,160

Influential Guild Salaries

Monthly Income Yearly Income Yearly Income ($)
Class Rank Purse (p) Daily (p) min max min max min max
Apprentice 1 1-2 8-12 2, 32 3, 48 31, 16 46, 64 $19,968 $29,952
Journeyman 2 10-15 14-16 4, 16 4, 64 54, 48 62, 32 $34,944 $39,936
Craftsman 3 10-20 23-24 6, 72 7, 16 89, 56 93, 48 $57,408 $59,904
Master Crasftsman 4 40-60 25-80 7, 40 24, 0 97, 40 3, 12, 0 $62,400 $199,680
Guild Lord 5 80-100 100-125 30, 0 37, 40 3, 90, 0 4, 87, 40 $249,600 $312,000
Guild Baron 6 80-100 150-190 45, 0 57, 0 5, 85, 0 7, 41, 0 $374,400 $474,240
King 8 50-150 200-250 60, 0 75, 0 7, 80, 0 9, 75, 0 $499,200 $624,000

Military and Guardsman Salaries

Monthly Income Yearly Income Yearly Income ($)
Class Rank Purse (p) Daily (p) min max min max min max
Guardsman/Soldier/Sailor 1 1-2 5-7 1, 40 2, 8 19, 40 27, 24 $12,480 $17,472
Sgt/Chief 2 5-10 8-12 2, 32 3, 48 31, 16 46, 64 $19,968 $29,952
Constable/Neophyte 2 5-10 14-16 4, 16 4, 64 54, 48 62, 32 $34,944 $39,936
Lieutenant /Bosun’s Mate 3 10-20 15-18 4, 40 5, 32 58, 40 70, 16 $37,440 $44,928
Chief Constable 3 10-20 20-22 6, 0 6, 48 78, 0 85, 64 $49,920 $54,912
Captain / Lt. Commander 4 10-20 30-40 9, 0 12, 0 1, 17, 0 1, 56, 0 $74,880 $99,840
General / Commander 5 80-100 60-80 18, 0 24, 0 2, 34, 0 3, 12, 0 $149,760 $199,680
Captain of the Guard 5 80-100 75-100 22, 40 30, 0 2, 92, 40 3, 90, 0 $187,200 $249,600
Marshal / Admiral 7 80-100 120-175 36, 0 52, 40 4, 68, 0 6, 82, 40 $299,520 $436,800

Nobility Salaries

Monthly Income Yearly Income Yearly Income ($)
Class Rank Purse (p) Daily (p) min max min max min max
Gentleman 3 10-20 20-22 6, 0 6, 48 78, 0 85, 64 $49,920 $54,912
Junior Knight 4 80-100 75-100 22, 40 30, 0 2, 92, 40 3, 90, 0 $187,200 $249,600
Senior Knight 5 80-100 120-150 36, 0 45, 0 4, 68, 0 5, 85, 0 $299,520 $374,400
Baronet 6 80-100 200-300 60, 0 90, 0 7, 80, 0 11, 70, 0 $499,200 $748,800
Baron 7 50-150 300-400 90, 0 1, 20, 0 11, 70, 0 15, 60, 0 $748,800 $998,400
Count 8 50-150 450-550 1, 35, 0 1, 65, 0 17, 55, 0 21, 45, 0 $1,123,200 $1,372,800
Earl 9 50-150 800-1000 2, 40, 0 3, 0, 0 31, 20, 0 39, 0, 0 $1,996,800 $2,496,000
Marquis 10 10-20 1500-2000 4, 50, 0 6, 0, 0 58, 50, 0 78, 0, 0 $3,744,000 $4,992,000
Duke 11 0 3000-4000 9, 0, 0 12, 0, 0 117, 0, 0 156, 0, 0 $7,488,000 $9,984,000
Grand Duke 12 0 5000-7000 15, 0, 0 21, 0, 0 195, 0, 0 273, 0, 0 $12,480,000 $17,472,000
Prince 13 0 8000-10000 24, 0, 0 30, 0, 0 312, 0, 0 390, 0, 0 $19,968,000 $24,960,000
Crown Prince 14 0 12000-15000 36, 0, 0 45, 0, 0 468, 0, 0 585, 0, 0 $29,952,000 $37,440,000
King 15 0 10000-20000 30, 0, 0 60, 0, 0 390, 0, 0 780, 0, 0 $24,960,000 $49,920,000

Raw copper is valued at 7b/oz, silver at 70b (8.75P)/oz, gold at 280b (3.5p)/oz, and platinum 840b (1.3D)/oz.

Class Cash on Hand Income (Before Taxes)
  Pennies Daily (p) Monthly Yearly1 (p) Yearly ($)
Destitute 0 <0.25 <6 <75 <$600
Peasant 1-2 2-4 48-96 600-1200 $4,800-$9,600
Apprentice 2-5 4-8 1D16p - 2D 32p 1200-2400 $9,600-$19,200
Journeyman 5-10 6-16 1D 64P - 4D 64p 1800-4800 $14,400 - $38,400
Craftsman 10-20 12-24 3D 48p - 7D 16p 3600-7200 $28,800 $57,600
Master 10-40 20-40 6D-12D 6,000-12,000 $48,000 - $96,000
Knights, Magi, Priests 30 – 100 50-100 15D - 30D 15,000 - 30,000  $120,000 - $240,000
Baronet, Baron, High Magi, High Priests 50 – 150 80-200 24-60D 24,000 - 60,000 $192,000 - $480,000
Count, Earl, Bishops, Small Guild Kingsi 50-1002 160-500 48-150D 48,000 - 150,000 $384,000 - $1.2M
Marquis, Med Guild Kings 10-202 1,000-2,0003 3-6PP 300,000 - 600,000 $2.4m - $4.8m
Primate, Cardinal, Guild Kings, Dukes 10-202 3,000-12,0003 9-36PP 900,000 - 3.6m $7.2m - $28.8m
Kings 10-202 10,000-20,0003 30PP-60PP 3-6m $24-$48m

1Based on 6 days/week x 50 weeks/year
2 These figures certainly have much more money available to them. After a certain stage others carry your money or accounts are available without question.
3 Normal income caps out around 400 p/day. The balance of the income is in the form of tithes, taxes, and gifts and varies greatly depending on weather and support.