When I try to hire mercenaries from Kashya I get a message that tells me I do not have enough gold. But I know I have collected enough. In my inventory the number for the gold is always 0. Does it automatically go in my inventory or do I have to do something first.
Each time your character dies, he will lose gold, so if he dies too often, there might not be enough gold left to hire a merc. By the way, if you have the expansion, you can resurrect mercs and you can also pass equipment to them. Press O for the merc's inventory.
The gold goes into your inventory. If it's full, you have to put it into the stash.
you will always drop all your gold, that you are carrying around. a certain amount depending on difficulty permanently.
your gold in your stash is only touched by this permanent loss. so its always safer to put gold in the stash.
whenever you pay something, the gold is automatically taken from the stash when you dont have enough gold on your character.