Coconuts are replicas of the legendary
Quendor, a relic
thought to encase all human knowledge from the First Age of Magic.
These replicas are
said to convey part of this wisdom onto the owner (although others have
opined that it is was a cheap marketing trick to get the populace to
Due to the terrible effects of the overwhelming zorkmid inflation
towards the beginning of the Second Age of Magic, that made the coins
nearly worthless, coconuts became a primary means of currency. Though
the value of merchandise in those days varied widely, the average price
of a coconut seems to have been worth about zm15,000. Despite the high
inflation, exquisite coconut shakes were in high demand.
|SOURCE(S): Legends of Zork|