In Genesis there are six types of raw resources, each of which contains a variety of materials. These resources are: stone, metal, gems, wood, plants, and animals. Each resource has its own set of trade skills associated with it. Every single item in the game has a quality rating from zero to fifteen. The higher the number, the higher quality the resource, and the harder the resource is to find. The quality of an item is based on the quality of the resources it is composed of, as well as the skill level of the artisan that manufactured it.