Trade in Braided Shore is handled through bartering. However, there are goods that are mainly used for trade and little else, such as simple blocks of minerals. Often, though, the minerals have been carved into decorative objects.
Objects of jade and marble are prized for their beauty and shifting nuance, sulphur for its bright colour and brilliant translucency, charcoal for its hardness and reliability, and cinnabar for its striking brightness.
Figures and precious things cobalt – and especially orchid – in colour carry with them an air of regality and aristocracy.
When it comes to metal objects, the rarer the metal, the more it will fetch you to barter with – master-iron being the most coveted, if you can even find one such object to part with. The same can be said for things made of the rare and wondrous rainstone – a dark mineral which shines magnificently in rain – and glasswares, which are always from beyond Braided Shore and generally of Selkan make.