Aldberg Economy

Aldberg is in a strategically important position - on the edge of the Orgasrath it makes the ideal trading post. Here caravans from Akanaar can collect all sorts of natural treasure - and have a ready market for other more sophisticated goods. Traders from the Orc tribes of the Orgasrath fetch ores and minerals with them to Aldberg, and leave with arms full of silks and spirits …..

An average caravan travelling from Akenaar to Aldberg could be carrying a case or two of brandy, a couple of tubs of pickled herrings, bolts of linen, wool and silk. There may also be blank scrolls, empty potion bottles and other alchemistical ingredients as well a couple of suits of heavy armour and heavy weapons to compliment them.

On the return journey the caravan will be laden with Furs and leathers, metal ore and semi precious stones. There will also be small cargoes of distilled essences, preserved fire beetle bellies and other alchemical ingredients.

Food – Aldberg is a small importer of food. Most people eat game meats accompanied by a few mixed vegetables or fruit. Honey, eggs and corn cakes are available in lesser quantities. While the village can live off of the land, luxury and unusual food items are imported from Akanaar via the caravanserai.

Drink – Aldberg is a small importer of drinks. Highland Wine and Mountain Ale are manufactured locally and Vinibuze Wine is supplied locally by the Wen. Other wines and spirits must be imported via Akanaar.

Metals – Aldberg is a medium exporter of Iron, it makes the most of the well worked iron seams in the region mining iron ores for smelting. While some of the ingots are used locally, others are shipped back to Akanaar. Khanzada Half Orcs bring metal ores and ingots into the caravanserai at Aldberg for shipment on to Akanaar.

Minerals – Aldberg is a big exporter of minerals and stones. The Orgasrath Mountains are rich with veins of all sorts of metals and precious stones. Khanzada Half Orcs bring a whole range of precious stones into the caravanserai at Aldberg for shipment on to Akanaar.

Animal Products - Aldberg is a big exporter of animal products, leather and feathers. Hunters bring in the saleable parts of all sorts of exotic animals. The Wen also fetch animal hides and parts here to ship back to Akanaar.

Cloth – Aldberg is a big importer of cloth. Cloth is shipped in from Akannar – linens, wools and silks all find markets up here. There is plenty of fine leather that is often used to reinforce clothing that is wearing out. Leather caps, hoods etc are all made locally.

Alchemy products – Aldberg is neutral importer of alchemistical materials. While essences and various other items are exported to Akannar – bottles, scrolls and other materials are imported quite freely.

Weapons – Aldberg is a small importer of weapons. While bows and straightforward weapons are either made locally or sold locally by the Wen – heavier military and exotic weapons are imported either from Akanaar or the Orc tribes of the orgasrath.

Armour – Aldberg is a small importer of armour. While leather and light armour and shields are either made locally or sold locally by the Wen – heavier armours and shield are imported either from Akanaar or the Orc tribes of the Orgasrath

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