Goldleaf Bank – The World Bank
Your money is our money
Founded in 447, the Goldleaf bank was the result of 7 years of planning and talks. Whilst not the one of the first task successfully completed after the alliance of the House-Nations, it was arguably one of the most successful. Up until it’s founding, each house nation had it’s own banking and currency systems. The Gold Leaf system (as it was originally called) was designed to act as a neutral and central bank to facilitate exchange and currency conversion, for a nominal fee of course. Each of the Great-House nations has a representative on the board of directors and takes turn in running the bank for the year. The current leader is Brotherhood of Hooded Mercy . The idea ran thus: For example, Whilst Corlak, land of the sentient items and Vapos might have problem with exchanging their currency directly between each other, they can trade to the Gold-Leaf, who will then act on their behalf. Over the years, the banks power and influence has grown, yet they have never become involved in any major skirmishes. Not directly anyway. They freely admit that they have helped fund combats and inter-houses fights, but they fund both sides equally. If you request a loan for a fight of 1,000,000 GP, then the same amount will be sent to your opponents as well, and this will be factored into your payment plan. This at first glance seems odd, but many a war/skirmish has been stopped by the fact that not many leaders are willing to fund their enemies as well. Whilst the GoldLeaf Bank has been instrumental in keeping the world war-free for close to 1,000 years, they are far from perfect. Their neutral stance on politics came to a head when Guldaria during it’s time as the head of the Gold-Leaf bank was found to be embezzling funds for their own use, in order to fund an attack on Vapos . Luckily the intervention of the other great houses and some intense investigation revealed the crime. Because of this, when it is Guldaria turn to lead the bank, security and other measures to monitor them are increased.
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