Kinah is the main currency in Aion, used by both the Asmodians and Elyos. It is central to the game, allowing the purchase of numerous items, services, and transportation between areas and regions. Without sufficient kinah, it is challenging to progress in the game. However, there are several ways to gain Kinah throughout your journey:
- Completing Quests
- Killing NPCs
- Selling Items to other players
- Selling Items to the Broker
- Selling Items to a Merchant
Kinah can be gained through completing quests. This is perhaps the most lucrative way of making money, as the rewards are normally quite large.
As a rule, the harder the quest (higher level required to accept and complete) the more money given, so the money gain will increase exponentially as the character's level does.
Most NPCs drop Kinah of some quantity, but the quantities are more often than not quite small.
Selling to Players
Direct Player-to-Player trading can be completed in a number of ways:
- Setting up a private store in a city or town
- Requesting a trade with another character
- Selling items over the Region chat
Depending on the market, players may only accept a request to trade with prior conversation. Setting up a private store invites players to look at the wares, but does not guarantee a sale. Sales over Region chat (or any other chat) will invite players with a specific want, but may take time.
Selling to the Broker
Indirectly, this is another way of selling to Players.
The Broker will take the item(s) in question, along with a small fee, and display it to all other players within the character's faction so that they may purchase at their leisure. Players may buy items off of the Broker, and the Kinah from this will be sent to the player who posted it.
Selling to a Merchant
Merchants in Aion are specialized: there are merchants dealing in Armor, Weapons, and all manners of other things. All merchants also allow players to sell unwanted items. These sales will fetch a base value for items, and is most often used for unwanted Soul-bound items, or miscellaneous items (also known as Misc. they are drops from NPC's with their names grayed.)