Ravna Reiersgaard Apr 13, 2015 10:04:19 GMT -8
Post by Master on Apr 13, 2015 10:04:19 GMT -8
I suppose interrupting your elders is also an integral part of war. The old man scowls at the expected interloper. Dyna simply nods her head, and with a mouth full of food replies Generally. Alan's scowl quickly melts. For as long as you have known him, Alan has always had trouble maintaining a scowl, or a frown for that matter. As if nothing happened, Alan continues his stories about the city.
As I said. Most of the city is built massive towers. There are many reasons for that. Perhaps the most important is land. When the Society was given land to build a city, we were promised independence from any king. The land we were given, however, has not increased in the nearly 2000 years since the city's founding. As the Society grew, and our needs grew, we needed more space. Unable to build out, we built up. Building and maintaining the towers is also a great challenge. They have long tested the magical knowledge of the society, as well as more the more mundane engineering challenges. That is also one of the reasons for the varied materials. IF we built every tower the same way, out of the same thing, we would not learn as much. Each new tower, or expansion of an old tower, is a new challenge for the next generation. A new potential problem for them to solve, and a new opportunity to expand their knowledge. All the while making the city more productive and usually more aesthetically pleasing.
Eventually, Alan grows tired and departs to his bedroll for the night.