The **Generic Gold Piece**, commonly abbreviated as **Gold**, is a kind of currency used widely across Belfan. It is frequently dropped by monsters, even though they are only miasmal apparitions.

## From enemies

In the *MARDEK* series, all enemies drop Gold once they are defeated. The amount of gold dropped is proportional to the level squared, and is calculated by the formula:

$ \lfloor \operatorname{randInt}(0, \mathit{level}^2 + \operatorname{randInt}(1, 11)) \times \operatorname{random}(0.5, 1.5) \rfloor $ where:

- $ \operatorname{randInt}(a, b) $ selects a random integer from $ a $ (inclusive) to $ b $ (exclusive)
- $ \operatorname{random}(a, b) $ selects a random real number from $ a $ (inclusive) to $ b $ (exclusive)
- $ \lfloor x \rfloor $ is the floor function.

Most notably it is increasingly unlikely to get an amount of gold over one-half of the level squared, and not possible to get more than one and one-half over the level squared. On average, each enemy drops gold equal to their level squared.

Three enemies in the game drop additional gold alongside their random drop, these are:

- Posh Gruul drops 100 gold
- Antares drops 300 gold
- Posh Zombie drops 1,000 gold

## Skills

Regal Crowns teach the skill Double Gold, which increases the amount of Gold enemies drop according to the formula $ \mathit{gold} = \mathit{base} \times (1 + \mathit{users}) $, where:

- $ \mathit{gold} $ is the amount of gold dropped;
- $ \mathit{base} $ is the amount of gold that would have dropped
*without*Double Gold; and - $ \mathit{users} $ is the number of party members with Double Gold equipped.

Legion can learn the Money Attack! skill, which deals 1 damage for every 500 gold that you have.

## Other uses

- Most items can be bought with Gold, and can be sold for half as much.
- The player can hire Zach for 1,000 Gold in
*MARDEK Chapter 2: A New Hero*and 10,000 Gold in*MARDEK Chapter 3: Keystones*. - One of the medals awarded by Jacques is for collecting 1 million gold pieces.