Return of Hadrach
Bills of Exchange
A notarized, magically validated document issued by the bank Aleaos and Taybios to transfer large sums safely across long distances.
A Bill of Exchange can be made for any sum over 50 gp and requires a 5% fee of funds to be transferred, and once payment is completed, the banker activates the magic in a pair of Bills. The customer then validates the pair of Bills – they effectively bond with him and each other. One is kept at the issuing bank, and the customer receives the document. If the customer’s copy is lost or destroyed, their only option is to return to the issuing bank to be validated against the original document.
Bills of Exchange are rarely stolen – it is difficult to circumvent the magic validation on the documents. When a person wishes to receive the funds they are exchanging, the magical validation is re-activated by a banker. The bearer of the Bill then holds the document – if he is the person who originally validated the document when it was created, it will glow a soft green. If not, it will glow red. When one of the documents have been successfully validated for the second time, the magic will expire and neither of the bills will glow.