While automatising the excel (g sheet in fact but it's almost the same) worksheet for my covenant when the ASG asked we go into automn style of life (this inhabitant points raising), I notice that the number of teamster and servant rise too.
It really seems strange.
I'd link you the file but it's in french so inusable.
So here I'm.
- SPRING COVENANT LIFE STYLE
We have a grand total of 389 inhabitants, for a total of 522 inhabitant points (PI).
8 residing magi for 40 PI
2 invited for 10 PI
3 specialists for covenant management for 6 PI
5 companions for 15 PI
1 noble for 5 PI
4 apprentices for 12 PI
3 library specialists for 6 PI
64 workers for 128 PI
30 soldiers for 30 PI
1 siege weapon specialist for 2 PI
122 peasants for 122 PI
71 useless people for 71 PI
Which amounts to: 314 people for 447 PI
Besides we have
13 laborers [those numbers are automatically calculed according to covenant and our ASG assume they are this number in the game since he doesn't want to micromanage the covenant in roleplay]
for thus 389 people and 522 PI in covenant.
Now using automn prices ...
AUTOMN COVENANT STYLE OF LIFE
(using the table on p63 of Covenants)
Obivously, the numbers of people (except servants and teamsters) will not change:
8 residing magi for 80PI
2 invited for 20 PI
3 specialists for covenant management for 9 PI
5 companions for 25 PI
1 noble for 10 PI
4 apprentices for 20 PI
3 library specialists for 9 PI
64 workers for 193 PI
30 soldiers for 60 PI
1 siege weapon specialist for 3 PI
122 peasants for 244 PI
71 useless people for 142PI
Which amounts to: 314 people for 814 PI
So we need to have
28 laborers [those numbers are automatically calculed according to covenant and our ASG assume they are this number in the game since he doesn't want to micromanage the covenant in roleplay]
for thus 452 people and 1090 PI in covenant.
My question is thus: Is it really normal that going from SPRING to AUTOMN life style, you suddenly need +63 people because it is based on PI rather than people in the covenant?
If we would count on basis of people the numbers would not vary.
Counting with PI, you have more teamsters/servants, but each of those costs more too... to me, it seems strange.
Thank you for your opinion and answers.
PS: For those interested, a little bit more text:
Obviously in our covenant it didn't change anything since our ASG agree that those 63 people appears while the cost for the covenant rises.
Because, yes, the costs are somewhat extraordinary but I guess it's normal (our covenant is not efficiently populated, I know: SG's (me, in fact) added the people from another destroyed covenant in, and it disrupts our balance but we can for some rp reasons banish them [and they are arabs in Provence... guess what would happen if we expel them... story time!]):
SPRING style of life: +490 - 247 = +243 pounds each year
AUTOMNE style of life: +490 -753 = -263 pounds each year
Variation is 506 pounds.
Obviously we cannot use that style of life, so the SG adopted a medium automn life of style: only for those who are useful in the covenant, that is to say magi, nobles, specialists, soldiers, workers; excluding thus peasants, worthless people and servants/teamsters, which amount to a total of 440 people and 747 PI and thus a balance of +490 -444 = +46 pounds each year.