The largest banking industry in Ellonde, Opton Banking was founded by Lord Lethorp Diles I as an innovative idea to make a centralized economic system for Ellonde in 4354. Its current CEO is Pipper Diles. It soon rose into a monopoly, as it became the largest business in Ellonde, being the only one to even surpass the government funded businesses made possible by taxpayer money formed in the century after its conception. Prior to its existence, all dealings were made on a hand to hand basis, and no central system or currency existed, with anything being accepted as payment. Opton Banking made gold the “standard”, with silver, copper, and platinum supplementing it (1000 C = 100 S = 10 G = 1 P), and centralized all official dealing with governments via the banking system, with most governments no longer having a private treasury, but rather, a copious bank account. Though smaller dealings may still be made the old way, Opton has been trying to get the practice made illegal, though at current, it is unsuccessful. It has branches in all major nations, and there even are rumors of a still functioning branch in Thaczil, whose borders have been closed off.