The monetary unit used in Kenshi is known as Cats, short for Catun 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 recruits or mercenaries. The amount of Cats which the player starts out with is dependent on the Game Start that the player has chosen (i.e. Wanderer starts out with 1,000 Cats).