The monetary unit used in Kenshi is known as Cats, short for Catan Credits. These can be acquired by the player by selling equipment to merchants, looting enemies or completing jobs for people. Cats are used to buy items, armour, weapons and hire swords for hire. The amount of Cats the Player starts out with is dependent on the Beginning that the Player has chosen (i.e. Wanderer starts out with 1,000 Cats).