[LMB] Are we still reading Gentleman Jole and the the Red Queen?!
matt.msg at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 22:21:37 BST 2016
Isn't there anything to draw people to Kareenburg *other* than the Imperial
Viceroy? Certainly that's going to be a bit of a draw, what with the
diplomats who need to meet with them and their support facilities, and the
troops who need to protect them and *their* support facilities. But surely
that's not the only thing.
Vorbar Sultana, IIRC, didn't develop because the Emperor was there. It was
as far up a major river as primitive technology could reach, and therefore
the logical place to establish shipping up and down that river. The
Emperor was there because the city thrived, not vice versa - although of
course his presence was a factor.
If the only thing that makes Kareenburg desirable is the proximity to the
Department of ImpVice, all those people are fools for investing in it in
the first place.
Additional note: did Aral ever refer to his position as ImpVice and
laugh? I like to imagine he did.
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