coinCoins are the unit of currency in Kingdom. The monarch can purchase, build, upgrade, and acquire many things using coins.
There are many ways to obtain coins. The most fundamental and continuous ways to make money is through farming and hunting. Meanwhile, logging and searching for treasure chests in ruins in the wilderness are noteworthy one-time methods to get coins. In classic Kingdom: Classic, the monarch can depend on daily income from the tax chest until later in the game, while in newlands Kingdom: New Lands, funding the Merchant is a secure income source when he can be found. Also in newlands New Lands, coins can be gradually earned from the Banker as daily interest.
Most actions in the game require coins to do. Coins are used to recruit vagrants, purchase tools, build & upgrade various structures around the kingdom, and to order various tasks be done (such as logging or ordering an assault on a portal). In New Lands, coins are needed to repair the boat and leave the island.
Other than for spending, coins can also be used as a buffer against direct attacks from enemies which would otherwise cause the Monarch to lose the crown. Coins can also be given to knights to add extra protection and health to resist enemy attacks as well. Furthermore, coins can be dropped behind fleeing townsfolk to protect them from attacking greedlings -- They prefer stealing coins over attacking people.
Coins left on the ground tend to disappear by the next day because of greedlings stealing them, or someone picking them or, possibly because they eventually fall into the river. Subjects can hold coins and they will pass them to the Monarch if the mount is walking by them.
The Coin Pouch Edit
The coin pouch, also called the money bag or purse, is where the monarch keeps their coins. The pouch fills up as the monarch picks up coins and empties when coins are dropped, showing the monarch's precise coin count at all times.
At the start of their reign the monarch has an empty pouch, while in Kingdom: New Lands the monarch bring with them the coins they had when leaving the previous island. The coins in the pouch can be different colors, but they all function as normal gold coins when removed.
The coin pouch can comfortably hold up to about 40 coins, becoming "full". However, it is possible to overfill the pouch, making the capacity effectively about 50 coins. Coins picked up while overfilling are increasingly likely to slip off the overflowing pile, falling onto the ground or into the river irretrievably.
A monarch with an overflowing coin pouch has a number of options to consider:
- They can run past subjects in order to not let them stop and deliver coins.
- They can spend the coins right away on good investments such as building walls or paying statues.
- They can drop a few coins to archers or farmers for temporary safekeeping (In Kingdom: Classic villagers and builders do not give back more than two coins although picking up more, while in New Lands they don't pick up more than two coins).
- They can drop coins outside the outer walls to have fewer attacking greedlings that night.
- In New Lands, they can give as many coins as they wish to the Banker for safekeeping.
- Overflowing the coin pouch by Day VI grants the achievement "By Day Six I Was Rich".
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