he MAY be asking if the move happened before or after the Ethosian Wars - in which case, the answer is pre-Ethos(ian war) … as his armies were still just spawning in Chult when the planequakes and shift occurred
i don’t believe we’ve ever had a party mansion - everybody just used Erok’s portable brewery (mansion) to crash in, back in the day. somehow doubt y’all would volunteer to stay in the alchemists portable lab (cottage) >;p
(other than for last-ditch emergency purposes, obviously - and even then…)
“don’t look under the bed… don’t look under the bed… DO NOT look under the bed…” kargin mutters twitchily to himself.
“dregnoth, there’s a spider in your bathroom !” one shoe whispers urgently.
“it has EYESTALKS dregnoth !!!”
“can someone ELSE get my cloak out of the closet… please ?” immeral asks worriedly. “there were a lot of…disturbed voices calling out ‘JOIN US !!’ and… nope. nope nope nope.”
250 gp gems ?? absolutely - they’re easily available
higher denominations tho… obviously, anything over a 5k gemstone is pretty hard to come by - even for adventurers. the 5k gems are what we use to make standard big-ohm gems, since time immemorial… 25k gems can hold a regennable big ohm (Arg says it has to do with perfect clarity stones being able to properly store the complex compressed magic without shattering). and, back in the days of yore, you needed a 10k meteoric geode in order to fashion a spell point battery…
how cloud wants to play out the scarcity and availability, obviously, is in his baliwick.