Gekz is a form of currency among the Covenant. After the collapse of the Covenant in 2552, the currency became useless to some species, though it was still used on Suban. Gekz could be transferred via electronic means, although small sums were commonly paid in physical tokens following the Covenant's fragmentation. When Sav Fel stole Pious Inquisitor, Avu Med 'Telcam put out a reward of 80,000 gekz for the return of the ship, which the Skirmisher Chol Von accepted. A fifty-gekz chip was enough for Chol Von to bribe an Unggoy caretaker on the Station of Constant Sustenance.[note 1]
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- When discussing Pious Inquisitor, the currency is spelled as "gekz". Later on in the novel, when smaller sums are involved, the spelling "gezk" is used instead. The form "gez" is also encountered once (page 164), within the context of a Kig-Yar food market, with specific items costing one, two, and half a "gez". It is uncertain whether these are separate subunits of the currency or if they are meant to be the same unit, one or two of the spellings being typographical errors.