EQ has a number of alternate currencies besides the normal Copper, Silver, Gold, and Platinum coins in the game.
Radiant Crystals and Ebon Crystals Edit
Radiant and Ebon Crystals are part of the Dragons of Norrath expansion and are only earned and spent in that expansion. They may be traded.
Radiant Crystals are earned by doing quests for Norrath's Keepers, the good faction in DoN. Ebon Crystals are earned by doing quests for the Dark Reign, the evil faction in DoN.
Only quests obtained in the Lavastorm Mountains can earn them and only there can you spend them. Two merchants in Lavastorm will accept them in exchange for items. Tatsujiro the Serene sells items for Radiant Crystals and Xeib Darkskies sells items for Ebon Crystals.
Orux (Orum) Edit
Currency earned for doing some Secrets of Faydwer tasks.
Silver Tokens Edit
Silver Tokens were introduced with the Underfoot expansion. They may be traded.
- Gilbot the Magnificent: Brell's Rest, Location pos 140, pos 420.
Gold Tokens Edit
Gold Tokens were introduced with the Underfoot expansion. They may not be traded.
- Gilbot the Golden: Brell's Rest, Location pos 140, pos 420.
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.
- A listing of the gear Old Man McKenzie will sell you. This is also the loot that the chests may contain.
Bayle Marks Edit
You can purchase Bayle Marks for real life cash in the SOE Station Store (in game "Marketplace"). Bayle Marks can be used to pay the upkeep on your mercenary instead of using platinum.
Tokens of Reclamation Edit
These may be purchased for Station Cash (real life money). They allow you to get back an item that you have recently destroyed.
Brellium Tokens Edit
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.
- Dermott Saltagger: The Foundation, Location neg 240, pos 1360.
- Vendor-Bot Model CM: Kernagir, The Shining City, Location neg 90, pos 140.
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.
There are two vendors who sell items for Loyalty Tokens:
- Plane of Knowledge - Alerynril the Loyal [Loyalists of Everquest]
- Sunrise Hills (Player housing zones) - Pagus Nonad [New Tanaan Tax Authority]
Dream Motes Edit
- Main article: Dream Motes
Dream Motes were introduced with the House of Thule expansion.
Veil of Alaris Edit
The Veil of Alaris expansion introduced three new alternate currency types. These are obtained by being present during a raid win. They can be used to purchase raid loot items.