Re: Allow GIVE/BUY/etc. across zero time routes?

Patrick McLaughlin (
Mon, 22 Aug 1994 15:28:28 -700 (PDT)

> This is silly. A noble should be able to say "You five soldiers stay here
> and guard the ship until I get back". IM(NS)HO, GARRISON should be changed
> to reflect that. Shouldn't be that hard to have "uncastled" garrisons, and
> it would make ships & towers & such much safer.
> I suggest that garrisons in money-making, nobleless special locations, e.g.
> inns & castles hold the money that they gather and pay their expenses from
> those earnings. Other garrisons would have to have gold GIVEn to them;
> penniless garrisons would start deserting -- just like other hirelings.
> "Uncastled" provincial garrisons shouldn't collect gold, otherwise there
> would be almost no incentive to build castles. You would (of course) have
> to have some way of turning an unpledged provincial garrison into the
> normal money-making type.
> Ed Bailey

Yes, but you have to leave someone "reliable" in charge. The Olympian
definition is that nobles are, and peasants (regardless of their
training) are not. THey _are_ common, after all. <G>

Leave a noble, you leave a garrison. Leave commoners, and gods only know
what they'll have done while you are away--loot the treasury, steal the
taxes, make off with the sheep and magic items and run off into the
countryside to live the good life on their ill-gotten gains.

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