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COnsequences of the Canal

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Re: COnsequences of the Canal
Post by AClone   » Mon May 14, 2012 11:13 pm

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Castenea wrote:Upon re-reading Oath of Swords, I noticed that it was indicated that there is extensive unclaimed/underutilized lands within the northern Hradani princedoms. As the Hradani are the closest to the ghoul moor they are unlikely to be interested in settling in that area without powerful incentives until easier to claim and work lands are filled.


You mean such as...making money off the boats that are passing along the river? [G]
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Re: COnsequences of the Canal
Post by alphapatch   » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:28 pm

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Actually, the Hradani have a major incentive for settling the moor. Control of the ghouls. While it hasn't explicitly been used here, a major reason for settlements in human societies has often been as bastions against and control of an external menace. The forts and bastions currently being constructed will become focal points for settlements. Settlements will need pacified areas for local use resources (food and fuel). This will call for more bastions deeper into the area, thus creating more settlements, thus created more need for expanded resources, etc...
Also, remember the Hradani, as a race, are pretty much engineered to take on challenges others would consider insane.
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Re: COnsequences of the Canal
Post by biochem   » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:56 pm

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The difficulty of killing the ghouls and how rapidly they repopulate the moor makes me wonder why they haven't spread beyond it. Sure the Hradani and the Sothii would be able to prune them back, but if the success rate for pruning back the expansion was anything like the success rate for clearing the moor the ghouls would expand their territory in the long run.
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Re: COnsequences of the Canal
Post by SYED   » Sat Aug 04, 2012 6:48 pm

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Create a guard service to hire to canal boats, who wouldn't want extra pro tection against ghouls?

Open up the area to immigration to the southern Hradani, a chance to make a new home, where they have a chance for a real future.

THe thing is the empire of the spear has been trying to expand, they have been eyeing those border states, but how could they expand through the forest of shami.
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