Alternate currency

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EQ has a number of alternate currencies besides the normal Copper, Silver, Gold, and Platinum coins in the game.

Currency Expansion Obtained by Tradeable Housing
upkeep
Buy
with
Crowns
Buy
Back*
Merchants
Adoption Coin Empires of Kunark Selling Adoptable pets No No Yes Lynea the pet collector
Adventure Points Lost Dungeons of Norrath LDoN Adventures No No No Merchants in the five LDoN adventure camps
Ancient Sebilisian Coin Empires of Kunark EoK raids No No a merchant (Raid Merchant) in Lceanium. You must complete various raids in order to unlock different items.
Arx Energy Crystal The Darkened Sea TDS raids No No Researcher Orbiana (Raid Merchant) in Katta Castrum: Deluge
Bayle Mark Daybreak Cash No No No Used to pay upkeep on your mercenary.
Bifurcated Coin The Broken Mirror TBM raids No No Yes Items are purchased from Nelirid Wittma (Raid Outfitter) next to Quellious in the Plane of Tranquility, and from Lyppsenfon Qeyton (Raid Outfitter), near the center of the Plane of Health.
Brellium Tokens Underfoot Yes No No Dermott Saltagger - The Foundation: Location neg 240, pos 1360
Vendor-Bot Model CM - Kernagir, The Shining City: Location neg 90, pos 140

Some items purchasable with Brellium Tokens will not be offered for sale to you by the vendors until you complete "The First Corruption" mission in The Convorteum.

Bronze Fiat Veil of Alaris VoA Tier 4 raids No No Sophisticated Unadorned Armor can be bought from the tier 4 raid vendor, Sholano in Erillion, City of Bronze, for 50 Bronze Fiats each.
Bronze Points Rain of Fear Earned at the Arcane Fair, a zone which can be entered once you complete An Epic Request quest. No No Bronze Points do not go in the Alt. Currency tab in your Inventory window but in your bags.
Chronobines Seeds of Destruction Quests Yes Yes
Commemorative Coin Completing certain Anniversary quests No No a jubilant merchant (Special Celebratory Goods) in the Plane of Knowledge.
See also Anniversary > Commemorative Coins.
Crystallized Fear Rain of Fear RoF Tier 2 raids No No Ilana Sunmire in Shard's Landing sells Tier 2 raid gear for this currency. You must complete various Tier 2 raids in order to unlock different items.
Diamond Coins Veil of Alaris VoA Tier 3 raids No No Detailed Unadorned Armor can be bought from the tier 3 raid vendor, Olgor the Finder in The Resplendent Temple, for 12 Diamond Coins.
Doubloon The Buried Sea Yes Yes
Dreadstone Rain of Fear RoF Tier 4 raids No No Crusader Tolsk in Shard's Landing sells Tier 4 raid gear for this currency. You must complete various Tier 4 raids in order to unlock different items.
Dream Motes House of Thule No No See main article: Dream Motes
Ebon Crystal Dragons of Norrath Dark Reign quests No Yes Xeib Darkskies. See Dragons of Norrath progression for more information.
Expedient Delivery Voucher Rain of Fear Daybreak Cash No No These are used to have items purchased from a player trader delivered directly to your character.
Faycetum / Faycitum Secrets of Faydwer Quests Yes Yes
Fist of Bayle Call of the Forsaken CotF Tier 2 raids No No No Requisitioner Chash (Raid Merchant Tier 2) in Ethernere Tainted West Karana. You must complete various Tier 2 raids in order to unlock different items.
Gold Tokens Underfoot No No Yes Gilbot the Golden - Brell's Rest: Location pos 140, pos 420
Loyalty Tokens (Crowns) Subscribing to EverQuest No No No
Mark of Valor Call of the Forsaken CotF Heroic Adventures No No They can be used to purchase mercenary equipment, rank II spells, and group level player gear.
McKenzie's Special Brew Ancient Heroes missions No No Old Man McKenzie
Medal of Heroism Call of the Forsaken CotF Tier 1 raids No No No Requisitioner Sheon (Raid Merchant, Rank III Spells) in Ethernere Tainted West Karana. You must complete various Tier 1 raids in order to unlock different items.
Orux (Orum) The Buried Sea Yes Yes
Phosphene The Buried Sea Yes Yes
Phosphite The Buried Sea No Yes
Piece of Eight The Darkened Sea TDS Heroic Adventures No No
Radiant Crystal Dragons of Norrath Norrath's Keepers quests No Yes Tatsujiro the Serene. See Dragons of Norrath progression for more information.
Rebellion Chit Veil of Alaris VoA Tier 2 raids No No Plain Unadorned Armor can be bought from the tier 2 raid vendor, Riallion Cassand in Sarith, City of Tides, for 6 Rebellion Chits.
Remnant of Tranquility The Broken Mirror TBM quests and Heroic Adventures No No It is used to purchase group gear and augmentations. Items are purchased from merchants next to Quellious in the Plane of Tranquility and merchants near the center of the Plane of Health.
Sathir Trade Gem Empires of Kunark EoK Heroic Adventures No No a merchant (Group Merchant) in Lceanium. The items for sale are the Chest of Empires and eight different Type 5 augmentations.
Shadowstone Rain of Fear RoF Tier 3 raids No No No Serroth Dantor in Shard's Landing sells Tier 3 raid gear for this currency. You must complete various Tier 3 raids in order to unlock different items.
Silver Token Underfoot Yes No Yes Gilbot the Magnificent - Brell's Rest: Location pos 140, pos 420
Token of Reclamation Daybreak Cash No No These allow you to get back an item that you have recently destroyed.
Velium Shard Rain of Fear RoF Tier 1 raids No No Armorer Jean Wenlaris in Shard's Landing sells Tier 1 raid gear for this currency. You must complete various Tier 1 raids in order to unlock different items.

* Buy Back means that a merchant that sells items for this currency will buy back items they sell. The amount they give you is usually much less than the purchase price. Also, even if the item is not obtained from them (gotten off a mob corpse or raid chest), they will usually still buy it if it is the same item they sell.

McKenzie's Special Brew[edit]

McKenzie's Special Brew is a currency with you can use to buy items from Old Man McKenzie. Group missions earn you 1 Brew and raid missions 2 Brew.

The items in the chests can also be turned in to Old Man McKenzie for 1 McKenzie's Special Brew for group items, 3 Brew for raid items, if you do not wish to keep them.

Loyalty Tokens (Crowns)[edit]

Loyalty Tokens (a/k/a Crowns) were added to the game on September 8, 2010. They are not tradeable.

From the September 8, 2010 patch message:

Loyalists of EverQuest is a program for our loyal EverQuest customers. For simply continuing to subscribe to our game you will gain a special currency (crowns) every week that can be spent on items to improve your game play. There is no additional charge for the items you find on this vendor. You will not need to spend station cash, nor buy Legends of Norrath packs to gain these items. Simply continue to play our game. Seek out Alerynril the Loyal in Plane of Knowledge for the current loyalty items.

The amount of crowns you gain each week will increase for every month that you have a continued subscription to EverQuest. This increase in points per week caps out after 12 months. This is the "Velocity" you see on the welcome screen. The specific method of subscription is not important, as long as you continue to stay subscribed each month. Additionally, long term subscribers will gain an initial bonus of crowns, depending upon the duration of their subscription. For each month your subscription lapses, you will lose three months of velocity.

NOTE: Loyalty points are shared across all your characters on all servers. Choose which character gets the rewards carefully!

More info from this thread by Ngreth, EQ Developer on the SOE forums:

[Crown earning rate is] 10 per week per month subscribed, capped at 12 months.

so if you have been subscribed at least 1 year, you get 120 per week.

We do expect there to be a cap on the amount that can be accumulated as well because we want people to log in and play, not just hold an account for a year. We figure it is healthier overall for the game if people come in and play.

Maximum amount cap

There are limitations to how many Crowns you can save up at once through the Loyalists system. Once your account's cap is reached, your account will not be able to earn more crowns through the loyalty system until you've spent some.

  • Accounts with Gold membership: Velocity caps at 120 and Crowns cap at 5760.
  • Accounts with Silver membership: Velocity caps at 60 and Crowns cap at 2880. Please note that for Silver accounts which have downgraded from Gold Membership, Velocity will be reduced to meet the Silver-level cap. Any Crowns which exceed the Silver-level cap will not be lost, although you may not gain more Crowns until you have dropped below the Crown cap for Silver membership.
  • Accounts with Free membership: Velocity caps at 30 and Crowns cap at 1440.

Even when an account's Crowns are capped as far as the Loyalists system is concerned, however, you may still be able to gain additional crowns via in-game means. Some polls and special quests or events may offer loyalty points as a reward. There may also be opportunities on the Test server to gain crowns through participation in testing new content.

Spending crowns

There are two vendors who sell items for Loyalty Tokens:

Buying other alternate currency

The vendors sell bags of a number of other alternate currencies. See the table above for which currencies they sell.

Nobles[edit]

Nobles are an alternate currency type added in the game on September 17, 2014. The purpose of Nobles is to enable large money transactions, where the Platinum piece is not enough. They're intended primarily as a way for players to transfer larger amounts of money than the system can currently allow otherwise.

They cost 110,245 platinum to buy and sell back to a merchant for 100,000 platinum. Nobles stack up to 20. They are sold by at least one guard near every starting city's banker, in the Plane of Knowledge, in the Bazaar and Barter sections of the Bazaar zone, and in gypsy and adventurer camps. All NPCs should be Findable (Ctrl-F) and will have the title "Noble Exchange".

See the Daybreak EQ forum thread Nobles: A New Alternate Currency Type for more information.