[LMB] Spirit Ring, Chapter 3 - magic devices

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Fri Oct 8 16:15:01 BST 2021

Practical rich people go for high-quality but normal stuff, rather than
solid gold toilets and diamond-encrusted socks.  People who really dress to
impress go for tasteful, restrained, but expensively-tailored clothing
rather than covering everything with rhinestones. Even Sulaiman bin Daoud,
who was legendarily wealthy, had to have support staff in his ultimate
palace, and their equipment would have been great but normal.  After all,
gold is dense and would make for a heavy lamp to carry, and why bother
plating or decorating utility items?  No one makes gold-plated
flashlights.  The really good flashlights are expensive, with titanium
casings, but not bling.

Matt G.

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