Post by Shire Hobbit on Jan 1, 2009 0:38:17 GMT -5
I always wondered about money and time in ruin mist. It's not something Adrina had to deal with as she's a royal, not something Vilmos had to deal with as he was a boy from a remote village and then as Xith's apprentice. Xith delt with money somewhat but Vilmos was never privy to it. Then Seth he's from the reaches and comes to the kingdoms penniless anyways. Emel does buy things and he mentions some coins but otherwise not a key part of the story and not a need to be. With time there are references to the days and skies and such but not much beyond so also nice to know exactly how this works in ruin mist.
Post by gandolfthegray on Jan 1, 2009 15:12:30 GMT -5
Adrina certainly wasn't ever worried about coinage. She was more worried about running away from her betrothed or helping the elves or such. There is some explanation of the watchman's ritual to mark the passing of hours, the tolls and such. There's the one where Adrina interrupts Emel as he walks the watch and how time was marked during the watch.
Post by Shire Hobbit on Apr 12, 2009 15:27:57 GMT -5
Exactly, a key part of the story is about royals and people in power who don't have to go around worrying about money. The commoners in the story do however and we read about them purchasing goods and such. The reason I think this was brought up originally was because of the chapter on time and money in the Ruin Mist encyclopedia.
Epic here, late to the discussion as usual but thought I'd throw in my $.02 as I'm loving every bit of the encyclopedia it truly makes the world an ever richer place to visit through the books. RS has an amazingly vivid imagination and the book showcases his inventiveness and deep thought processes.