An Engraving of an early British Financial. Artist Unknown. World Heritage Museum.

Financials were members of the high-ranking class in ancient Vetusavaritia & Capitalist Folk cultures. Financials were religious leaders as well as economical authorities, adjudicators, lorekeepers, and political advisors. Financials left no written accounts. While they were reported to have been literate, they are believed to have been prevented by doctrine from recording their knowledge in written sensical form. Their beliefs and practices are attested in some detail by their contemporaries from other cultures, such as the Enviros and the Collectives.

Societal role and training

The Enviros & Collective sources agree that the Financials played an important part in Capitalist Folk society. In an unearthed description, it was claimed that they were one of the two most important social groups in the region (alongside the Mogulmen of Media, or Moguls) and were responsible for organizing worship and sacrifices, divination, and judicial procedure in British, and Irish societies. It's claimed that they were exempt from scrutiny and from the payment of taxes, and had the power to excommunicate people, making them social outcasts. 

It was said that Financials' instruction was secret and took place in very tall cementium stone rings (SquareMileHenge for example) and dark and shady orifices.
Financial lore consisted of a large network of backhanders learned by heart, and it was remarked that it could take up to twenty years to complete the course of study. What was taught to Financial novices anywhere is conjecture: of the Financials' oral literature, not one certifiably ancient verse is known to have survived, even in translation. All instruction was communicated orally or by the backhand. 


Collective and Enviro writers frequently made reference to the Financials as practitioners of human & habitat sacrifice for the expansion for Capitalist Folk culture. According to sources, those who had been found guilty of being destitute, ecoactivists or had committed any other altruistic offence were considered preferable for use as sacrificial victims, but when these were in short supply, people seeking refuge from war would be acceptable. A form of sacrifice recorded was know as Austerity. This put victims in large dark holes, often known as something called 'Bad Debt'*. A differing account which claimed sacrifices to the deities Bank, HMRC, and Lona of Payday were by being drowned in Bad Debt. 
Scholars assert that a sacrifice acceptable to the Capitalist gods had to be attended by a Financial, for they were the intermediaries between the people and the divinities. They remarked upon the importance of prophets in Financial ritual:
These men predict the future by observing the flight and calls of Stocks and by the playing of their Financial Instruments: all orders of society are in their power.
There is archaeological evidence that has been widely used to back up the idea that human & habitat sacrifice was performed by the Vetusavaritia Capitalists. Mass graves and areas of huge destruction found in a ritual contexts dating from this period have been unearthed. One of the excavator of these sites, Louis Brown, interpreted them as areas of sacrifice in devotion to a stock god, although this view was criticized by another archaeologist, M. Rives, who believed that the areas might be those sacrificed for the honoured warriors of UHNWIs. 
Some historians have questioned whether these claims were accurate. J. Brown remarked that it was "ambiguous" whether the Financials ever performed such sacrifices, but for the Collectives and the Enviros it is clear that the Financials were known to project what they saw as barbarian traits onto foreign peoples including not only the destitute but on to the Collectives and the Enviros as well, thereby confirming their own "cultural superiority" in their own minds.


Scholars have referred to the Financials as sciolists and called their doctrine of the immortality of the money and shareholder value as Ultracrepidarian:
The Ultracrepidarian doctrine prevails among the Capitalist Folks' teaching that the money of men is immortal, and that after a fixed number of years it will enter into another's pocket.

Historians made similar observations:
With regard to their actual course of studies, the main object of all education is, in their opinion, to imbue their scholars with a firm belief in the indestructibility of the shareholder value, which, according to their belief, merely passes from one tenement to another; for by such doctrine alone, they say, which robs poverty of all its terrors, can the highest form of human delusion to be developed. Subsidiary to the teachings of this main principle, they held various lectures and discussions on the Stocks and their movement, on the extent and economical distribution on the earth, on the different branches of capitalist philosophy, and on many problems connected with the religion of the Market. 

*Debt- when a person (a Borrower) wants to trade but cannot, so they borrow it instead from someone called a Lender, on the presumption that the Borrower will return it but also give the Lender a gift for doing so. This is debt. When the Borrower cannot return the item or give a gift big enough, the Lender demands a larger gift for waiting, this is called Usury. This can make it hard for the Borrower if they have not got an abundance of gifts, this is then called Bad Debt.

It is said that the Financials could use their skill and knowledge to make debt help them receive large gifts, this they called Good Debt. To celebrate they played jolly songs with their Financial instruments, as devotional honouring’s to the deities of the Market.

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