Money, Barter, and BargainingEdit

Phaselis is in the Hellenistic period, where silver was minted into metallic coins.  Coins are made of copper, bronze, or iron, silver, electrum (a natural alloy of silver and gold), and even gold.  Phaeselis accepts coins in copper, silver, gold, and platinum denominations.  The value of Hellenistic coinage shifts dramatically.  This is a good point to use the standard Pathfinder money system (although everything is based on a gold standard instead of a silver one).  Talents, however, is a standard weight.

Coinage systemEdit

Phaeselis' coinage system is divided into copper, silver, gold, and platinum.  However a Talent is about 57 pounds of water or gold (and can be counted as a ingot of metal).  Phaeselis' coinage equivalents are these:

1 copper obol is equal to one copper piece.
1 silver drachma is equal to one silver penny or piece.
1 gold Stater is equal to one gold coin or piece.
1 platinum Dolphin is equal to one platinum or piece.
1 Talent of Gold is equal to 2,500 gp in Pathfinder terms.




short plain chiton (greek goddess costume).

Belt - 3 obols
Boots - 1 drachma
Chiton, long, plain - 12 obols
Chiton, long, embroidered - 5 drachmas
Chiton, short, plain - 6 obols
Chiton, short, embroidered - 3 drachmas
Chlamys, plain - 6 obols
Chlamys, embroidered - 3 drachmas
Dagger Sheath - 2 drachmas
Fibula, plain - 5 drachmas
Fibula, jeweled - 10 Staters
Girdle - 2 drachmas
Hair ribbon or hat - 5 obols
Himation, plain - 5 drachmas
Dräkt, Grek i himation, Nordisk familjebok

Greek Himation, embroidered.

Himation, embroidered - 10 drachmas
Pouch - 1 drachma
Sandals, plain - 5 obols
Sandals, fine - 1 drachma
Sword scabbard - 3 drachma

Aryavartan and NagajiEdit

Churidaar Kurta -- 9 Drachmas
Dhoti -- 5 drachmas
Ghagra Choli (lehenga choli), modest -- 6 Drachmas
Ghagra Choli (lehenga choli), topless -- 3 drachmas
Mekhela Sador -- 5 Drachmas
Mundum Neriyathum -- 3 Drachmas
Panche or Lungi -- 7 drachmas
Pattu Pavadai/Reshme Langa -- 4 drachmas
Sari , modest -- 7 Drachmas
Sari, Exquisite -- 15 Drachmas
Sherwani -- 8 Drachmas
Sherwani, Exquisite -- 15 drachmas


Barbarian Princess by LaurionStudio

Barbarian Princess

Brassiere, cotton -- 2 obols

Brassiere, Exquisite -- 1 Drachma
Breeches, woolen -- 5 obols
Kirtle -- 1 drachma
Ceremonial Loincloth -- 7 obols
Cotton Loincloth, panty -- 2 obols
Cotton Loincloth, panty, g-string cut -- 6 obols
Fur Loincloth, men's brief -- 2 obols
Leather loincloth, traditional cut -- 3 obols
Shirt -- 6 obols
Skirt -- 6 obols


Breeches, Hemp -- 5 obols
Breeches, Silk -- 7 Drachmas
Shirt, Hemp -- 8 obols
Robe, Silk -- 10 Drachmas



Household GoodsEdit


A greek house -- credit: boise state.


House purchase, common - 80 Staters
House purchase, poor - 50 Staters
House purchase, wealthy - 180 Staters
House rent, common (year) - 80 drachmas
House rent, poor (year) - 50 drachmas
House rent, wealthy (year) - 180 drachmas
Inn room and board (per day) - 6 obols
Inn room and board (per week) - 4 drachmas
Inn room and board (per month) - 15 drachmas

Tack and HarnessEdit



Long horned european wild ox

A bull aurochs defending itself. PD.

Boar -- 4 Drachmas

Bull -- 20 Drachmas
Calf -- 5 Drachmas
Cow -- 10 Drachmas
Dog, Guard -- 15 Drachmas
Dog, hunting -- 10 Drachmas
Dog, War -- 7 drachmas
Donkey -- 8 drachmas
Goat -- 3 drachmas
hen -- 2 drachmas
Horse, chariot team -- 40 Staters
Horse, light war -- 5 staters
Horse, Riding -- 15 Staters
Horse, Wild -- 3 Staters
Mule -- 10 drachmas
Ox -- 10 drachmas
Pig -- 1 drachmas
Ram -- 3 drachmas
Rooster -- 1 drachma
Sheep -- 2 drachmas
Songbird -- 2 drachmas


  • can only take halflings as riders

An example of the Axebeaks available in Phaeselis

Biguana, riding 300 staters
Biguana, riding (combat trained) 400 staters
Dog, riding* 15 staters
Gecko, riding 300 staters
Gecko, riding (combat trained) 400 staters
Hawkstrider (Axebeak) 1,500 staters
Hawkstrider egg 1,000 staters
Warg 20 staters


Specialty and Trade GoodsEdit

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Raw chinese silk.

Basket, large -- 3 obols

Basket, small -- 5 obols
Body oil, scented (pint) -- 3 obols
Charcoal (per pound) -- 1 drachma
Cloth, common (10 square yards) -- 7 drachma
Cloth, fine (10 square yards) -- 20 drachma
Fish net -- 4 drachma
Kohl (per pot) -- 5 obol
Merchant's scale -- 2 drachma
Mirror, bronze, small -- 1 drachma
Musical instrument -- 5 to 100 drachma (10 Staters)
Perfume (per vial) -- 1 obol
Rouge (per pot) -- 5 obol
Slaves -- 20 - 500 drachma (50 Staters)
Strigil (oil scraper) -- 5 obols
Water clock -- 800 drachmas

Adventuring SuppliesEdit

Backpack -- 1 drachma
Blanket -- 1 drachma
Cooking Pot, small -- 8 obols
Dry Rations (per week) -- 8 drachmas
Firepot, small -- 6 obols
Grappling hook -- 8 obols
Healer's bag -- 5 drachmas
Holy item -- 25 drachmas
Map or Scroll case -- 8 obols
Quiver -- 8 obols
Rope, Hemp (50') -- 1 drachma
Sack, large -- 25 drachmas
Sack, small -- 5 obols
Tent, large -- 25 drachmas
Tent, small -- 5 drachmas
Thieves' picks -- 40 drachmas
Torch -- 1 obol
Wineskin 8 obols


Armor and WeaponsEdit


All metallic armor components are bronze unless stated otherwise.

Breastplate: Also called a cuirass (pronounced "queer-ass"), or panoply.  The breastplate was made of full bronze, weighing nearly 32 kilograms (70 lb).  The bronze can be shaped, polished and fitted into either a bell, or a muscle defined cuirass, called a muscled Cuirass. Cost: 100 gold staters.


Replica Greek Armor by Simon Speed.

Linothorax Cuirass: The linothorax cuirass, armour composed of stitched/laminated linen fabrics that was sometimes reinforced with animal skins and/or bronze scales The linothorax was the most popular type armor worn by the hoplites, since it was cost-effective and provided decent protection.  So the experts say (see the video below).  Cost: 50 gold staters.

Studded Leather Armor: Similar to leather armor, this suit is reinforced with small metal discs. Cost: 25 gold staters.

Greeves, polished bronze:  The primary purpose of greaves is to protect the tibia from attack. The tibia is a bone very close to the skin, and is therefore extremely vulnerable to just about any kind of attack. Furthermore, a successful attack on the shin resulted in that leg being rendered useless, greatly hampering the enemies ability to maneuver in any way. Greaves were used to counteract this. Greaves usually contained a metal outside with a felt padding inside, the felt padding was particularly important because without it, any blow would transfer directly from the metal plating into the shin, rendering the piece of armour almost useless. Cost: 50 gold staters

Helmet, Chalcidian:  The helmet appears to have been a development of the Corinthian helmet, its improvements in design giving the wearer better hearing and vision, resulting in a lighter and less bulky helmet.

It consisted of a hemispherical dome, and below that, generally inset from the top dome, a pair of cheek pieces and a neck guard, with a substantial loop on either side for the wearer's ears. In the front, between the two cheek pieces, was a small nasal bar to protect the wearer's nose. The helmet could be entirely one piece, or the cheek pieces could be attached separately by hinges, which eased construction and made putting the helmet on easier. In Italy, the helmet with fixed cheek pieces is referred to as Chalcidian, its variant with hinged cheek pieces is called a Lucanian helmet because it was widely used in Lucania.  Cost: 10 gold staters.

Helmet, Corinthian:  A helmet made of bronzewhich in its later styles covered the entire head and neck, with slits for the eyes and mouth. A large curved projection protected the nape of the neck. It also protected the cheek bones, which Greeks adored.  Helms may be adorned with long horse hair as a crest.  The hair would have been dyed many different colors. Cost: 10 gold Staters


All metallic weapon components are steel unless stated otherwise.  An asterix (*) means that the weapon is not Hellenic, but does exist in the world and may be encountered.  Two asterixs (**) mean that the item may be found in PATHFINDER Ultimate Equipment.

Battle axe*:  
Battle Axe

A battle axe.

an axe specifically designed for combat. Battle axes were specialized versions of utility axes. Many were suitable for use in one hand, while others were larger and were deployed two-handed.  Axes designed for warfare ranged in weight from just over 0.5 kg to 3 kg (1 to 6 pounds), and in length from just over 30 cm to upwards of 1.5 m (1 to 5 feet).  Cost: 10 staters

Bow, Short: A shortbow is made up of one piece of wood, about 3 feet in length. You need two hands to use a bow, regardless of its size. You can use a shortbow while mounted. If you have a penalty for low Strength, apply it to damage rolls when you use a shortbow. If you have a bonus for high Strength, you can apply it to damage rolls when you use a composite shortbow (see below), but not a regular shortbow. Cost: 30 staters.

Cestus (not spiked)**: The cestus is a glove of leather or thick cloth that covers the wielder from mid-finger to mid-forearm. While wearing a cestus, you are considered armed and your unarmed attacks deal normal damage. If you are proficient with a cestus, your unarmed strikes may deal bludgeoning or piercing damage. Monks are proficient with the cestus. When using a cestus, your fingers are mostly exposed, allowing you to wield or carry items in that hand, but the constriction of the weapon at your knuckles gives you a –2 penalty on all precision-based tasks involving that hand (such as opening locks). Cost: 2 staters

Hand axe *
Lance, light:
Long spear:
Sarrissa (Pike):


Butterfly sword (2)**:  
220px-Wing Chun Hybrid Blade Style Butterfly Swords

Butterfly Swords by Modell Design LLC.

A Quin'ae weapon, these short matching swords come in pairs, cleverly nested together to appear as a single blade. Both weapons can be drawn at the same time, and they can be separated as a free action and wielded in both hands to make wickedly effective chops and slashes. Their thin, broad blades extend just 1 foot in length. A butterfly sword has a hardwood grip covered with braided cord, and a metal D-shaped guard to protect the wielder's hand. The listed price is for a pair of butterfly swords. Masterwork butterfly swords cost 320 gp for the pair. If you add magical enhancement bonuses or properties to a butterfly sword, treat each sword in the pair as a separate weapon (for example, adding a +1 magical enhancement bonus to a pair of masterwork butterfly swords costs 4,000 gp).  cost: 20 staters

Sword, Jian: another
Jian (sword)

A sword used in Tai-Chi. Credited to Fyrius.

Qin'ae weapon, the Jian sword is a double-edged straight sword used during the last 2,500 years in China. The first Chinese sources that mention the jian date to the 7th century BCE during the Spring and Autumn Period;[1] one of the earliest specimens being the Sword of Goujian. Historical one-handed versions have blades varying from 45 to 80 centimeters (17.7 to 31.5 inches) in length. The weight of an average sword of 70-centimeter (28-inch) blade-length would be in a range of approximately 700 to 900 grams (1.5 to 2 pounds).[2] There are also larger two-handed versions used for training by many styles of Chinese martial arts.

In Chinese folklore, it is known as "The Gentleman of Weapons" and is considered one of the four major weapons, along with the Gun (staff)Qiang (spear), and the Dao (sabre). These swords are also sometimes referred to as taijijian or "t'ai chi swords", though there were no historical jian types created specifically for taijiquan. Cost: 12 staters

Sword, Xiphos: The Xiphos (Greek(το) ξίφος) is a double-edged, single-hand sword used by the ancient Greeks. It was a secondary battlefield weapon for the Greek armies after the spear or javelin. The classic blade was generally about 50–60 cm long, although the Spartans supposedly started to use blades as short as 30 cm around the era of the Greco-Persian Wars. The Xiphos sometimes has a midrib, or is diamond or lenticular in cross-section. It was generally hung from a baldric under the left arm.The Xiphos was generally used only when the spear was discarded for close combat. cost: 10 Staters


Some points about the hoplite cuirass

Some points about the hoplite cuirass

A gamer archaeologist believes that the linothorax was actually made of leather.


Two points about hoplite swords-0

Two points about hoplite swords-0

Xiphos described by the same man.


Another point about shields

Another point about shields

Our man explains some things about hoplons.

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