silveroak suggested spending more points on the library. So, as an intellectual exercise, I tried to pare down the other stuff as best I could., Here's what I came up with:
Library ([strike]274[/strike] 312 points)
- Terram summa L23 Q12 (free from the Exceptional Book boon, on the Art that got the most votes)
[*] Rest TBD
Vis Sources ([strike]125[/strike] 100 points)
- 10 pawns/year in Vim (50 points) -- exact source to be determined
- [strike]10[/strike] 5 pawns/year in Aquam ([strike]50[/strike] 25 points) -- from the spring
- 5 pawns/year in Rego (25 points) -- from the dam of the aqueduct
Vis Stocks ([strike]2 points[/strike] 1 point)
- [strike]10[/strike] 5 pawns of Vim vis (1 point)
Money (1 point)
- 10 pounds of silver (1 point)
Specialists ([strike]42[/strike] 30 points)
- 1 book binder [Skill 6] (6 points)
- [strike]2 illuminators[/strike] 1 illuminator [Skill 6] (12 points)
- [strike]2 scribes[/strike] 1 scribe [Skill 6] (12 points)
- 1 ink maker [Skill 6] (6 points)
- 1 [strike]percamenarius[/strike] parchment maker [Skill 6] (6 points)
I'm not sure that we can squeeze any more out without becoming: (a) vis poor, or (b) unable to maintain the book copying business without raiding our income source.
This has us spending about 70% of our starting points on books. FYI, the unmodified build plan spends about 61% of starting points on books.
I think the real question is what we want to spend our time doing once the covenant is up and running:
- Trading for books
- Searching for vis sources
- Looking for new specialists to hire.