Queen of Nothing, A Lack of Things and Emptiness.
- May 6, 2015
((Well, looks like it is time to use maths and information! A temple costs 100 duckats in game. In real life it would cost about €4000000 (or $5000000 for you silly americans). So 4000000/100 = 40000. So 1 duckat is €40000 IRL. This would mean that the 10000 duckats would be €400 Million. For comparison, Bill gates has $76 billion. Aragon would have 10 million (pfft, peasants) So how much would a group of merchants have? Lets take the most succesful company, the Dutch East India company as an example. They had about 76 million Dutch guilders. That sounds like not much right? In modern day standards that would be 6... TRILLION!!!!!! For comparison, the continent of Africa doesn't even have a trillion euros. Lets go back to the 10 million euros that Aragon would have. Tuvalu, the poorest country in the world, has 40 million. That must hurt, outclassed by a random island in the middle of the ocean. See, 10000 duckats is not too crazy, Aragon is just extremely poor.))Don't be absurd. The entire treasury of Aragon barely has a few hundred ducats. Any man with that much wealth to throw around would be richer than half the kings in Europe. I know merchants are greedy, but none are that rich.
- His Majesty, Alfons VI de Trastámara, King of Aragon and Naples, and Protector of the Greeks
((TL: DR: Aragon is a african poophole!))