Economy

Asgardian Economy

Exports

Asgard’s primary exports at this time are primarily based around natural resources, manpower, and certain finished goods.

  • Asgardian Steel – A greatly desired export of the Asgardian lands is a the worked metal known as Asgardian steel, a near-indestructible iron ore whose only known source is within the Asgardian Nine Worlds. The Asgardian warrior culture has used this material for millenia, using it in the creation of weapons, armor, and buildings.  The introduction of certain additives during the smelting process has served to increase the strength of the natural ore, and Asgardian metalsmiths have guarded the secrets of forging it from outsiders, passing along the techniques from one generation of metallurgists to the next, strictly within their local communities. A versatile metal, Asgardian steel could be melded into multiple alloys and forged into various configurations.  As the Power becomes more involved in Creation-wide trade, some small amounts of this resource have been offered for sale across specialty markets.

 

 

  • Mercenary Forces – Capitalizing upon the rough and warlike nature of the Asgardian culture and similar peoples spread throughout the Iron Circle, Asgard has begun to make a name for itself as a source for top-tier mercenary forces.  Primarily used in brushfires throughout smaller powers, they are becoming more well known.  These forces are, for the most part, established along similar lines of technology as their homeworlds (hand weapons and armor), but several modern units have been observed, operating as combined arms taskforces featuring infantry, armor, and artillery resources.  These forces have been immediately recognizable due to their rune-adorned Asgardian steel armor and the Valknut flag under which they fight.

 

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  • Art and Arcane Construction – The beautiful creations of the alfar, dokkalfar, and dvergar have begun to appear in Creation markets, demanding high prices due to novelty, the quality of the craftsmanship, and, in some cases, the arcane features of these items.

 

  • Education – With the establishment of the Seiðrhol and Hús Brjóta, an influx of students seeking instruction has brought a steady stream of revenue and fame (or notoriety).

Imports

Given its mostly rural nature, Asgard’s greatest imports have, thus far, been technology and construction expertise used in the development of the gateway Shadow that houses Hrafnborg.


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