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==Canon==
==Canon==
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The Rand is a unit of currency used in the [[Magic Kingdom]].  It is not a physical coin or treasure, but a barter credit.  Casters in the Magic Kingdom can offer their services or created [[scroll|scrolls]] to other casters in exchange for [[Shmucker|Shmuckers]], but more often it is done for Rands.
The Rand is a unit of currency used in the [[Magic Kingdom]].  It is not a physical coin or treasure, but a barter credit.  Casters in the Magic Kingdom can offer their services or created [[scroll|scrolls]] to other casters in exchange for [[Shmucker|Shmuckers]], but more often it is done for Rands.
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===Value===
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List of values in Rands used in the comic:
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* [[Sizemore]] promised [[Janis]] 8 Rands for teaching him Hippiemancy.{{erf|1|011}}
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* Janis promised any Master-class Thinkamancers 50 Rands each for unraveling the Maggie-Wanda-Sizemore -link.{{erf|1|140}}
==Speculation==
==Speculation==
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Does not appear to be used outside the Magic Kingdom.  
Does not appear to be used outside the Magic Kingdom.  
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==Real-World References==
==Real-World References==
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*Possible reference to [[wikipedia:Ayn Rand|Ayn Rand]].  
*Possible reference to [[wikipedia:Ayn Rand|Ayn Rand]].  
*May also be a reference to the [[wikipedia:South African rand|real-world currency]] of the same name.  
*May also be a reference to the [[wikipedia:South African rand|real-world currency]] of the same name.  

Revision as of 20:19, 25 August 2009

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Canon

The Rand is a unit of currency used in the Magic Kingdom. It is not a physical coin or treasure, but a barter credit. Casters in the Magic Kingdom can offer their services or created scrolls to other casters in exchange for Shmuckers, but more often it is done for Rands.

Value

List of values in Rands used in the comic:

  • Sizemore promised Janis 8 Rands for teaching him Hippiemancy.Erf-b1-p011Same-site.PNG
  • Janis promised any Master-class Thinkamancers 50 Rands each for unraveling the Maggie-Wanda-Sizemore -link.Erf-b1-p140Same-site.PNG

Speculation

Does not appear to be used outside the Magic Kingdom.

Rands may be used as a way to limit the power of Moneymancers in the Magic Kingdom by existing outside their sphere of influence, but this will not be able to be confirmed until more is known about them.

Real-World References

  • Possible reference to Ayn Rand.
  • May also be a reference to the real-world currency of the same name.
  • Could also be tied into a Janice Rand[1] (from Star Trek) reference, since the first use of the currency was when Sizemore paid Janis for hippiemancy lessons.
  • May also be a reference to the leading character of Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series, Rand[2]al'Thor.
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