The Domar (marked as “Đ”) was the basic monetary unit of the world before the holocaust. It is a small lightweight (10-gram) coin, inlayed with colors and symbols denoting various denominations (but all Domars are now treated as having the same value regardless of color or markings), and nearly indestructible. Since the nature of the Domar makes it impossible to counterfeit, it is still used widely as a means of exchange. However, since it is possible that the ruins of an ancient bank may be found in the wilderness, there is the possibility of “new” Domars being released into the economy of a settlement by adventurers. Because this new influx could destroy the value of a settlement's trade goods, merchants will prefer gold, other precious metals, and gemstones for large purchases. Merchants will be suspicious of strangers with large quantities of Domars, but a sack of gold always talks their language. One “gold piece” (a piece of gold weighing one ounce) is usually equal in trading value to 5 Domars, but a large influx of Domars in an area will increase the relative value of gold pieces.
Precious metals and gems were used for little other than jewelry and ornamentation before the holocaust and will be correspondingly rare. They are also an alternative medium of exchange besides gold and Domars. Barter remains the prime trade method in most areas.