Wealth and Status

         Rather than keeping track of detailed property transactions, characters have a general Wealth level rated from 0 to 10. Equipment is rated in terms of what Wealth level it is standard at. If your Wealth level is equal to or greater than the item, it is assumed that you will have it. Characters will also have a ranking within their Wealth level, from 0 to 9. The ranking does not make a practical difference in buying, but keeps track of pecking order within your wealth. Exceptional expenses or gains may change your ranking and eventually your wealth level.

         The wealth of relatives is somewhat tricky to separate. In general, the descriptions below apply to the principal members of a household: patriarch or matriarch and their spouse, along with eldest son. Younger members of the family will have correspondingly less wealth, usually 1 or at most 2 levels lower.