Can someone point me to a discussion of how Covenants and money interact in 4th ed? Or a reasonable alternative. (I'm in an on-line game, and 4th ed was chosen for its accessability.)
In 4th (as many of you may well remember), money is spoken of in general terms, or under Virtues in terms of 100's of silver pennies/year, and under Covenants in terms of 10's to 100's of pounds of silver, in income, reserves, debt or expenditure. (The ratio of these differs in different parts of the book.)
But, aside from phrases like "This (maintanance) will be roughly 25 pounds of silver per point of building size, or 50 per point of inhabitants", nowhere does it actually address how to make money, or how much things cost, or any sort of Merchanting skill. One can Bargain for a single item (again, with aggravatingly vague of results), but establishing a regular income from an investment, or funding a new tower, or maintaining a household is not even touched upon.
Our covenant, as designed, has a huge debt, and we have no idea how to make money to pay it off, other than CreoTerrem or faking it or creating one wholecloth (which latter two we could do, but...)
I'm sure this has been tossed around somewhere previously- can anyone point me in the right direction?