By - SnooPeppers5750
After some rough calculations the gold he produced would have been about 1.5-2.5 pounds. Assuming 2, that’s about 46k worth of gold. If he could do this twice a day he could make about 33.6 million dollars worth of gold a year. That’s a lot for any individual person but for an empire that’s basically nothing, especially if they have enough gold to be using it for coins instead of just as stores of value like we do now.
I appreciate the scientific angle you've brought to this.
Add to this that the more he does it in one place, the harder it will be for him to pull more. He will need to take from further and further away, or be constantly moving locations. Either one will reduce his production abilities
Not really. Getting what gold he got took a few moments. With saphira he can easily fly to another location. So if he was a good farmer hsi day could easily be, wake up, make breakfast, spend 15 minutes getting gold orbs, eat breakfast #2. Break camp and pack up. Fly a few miles with saphira. Make camp, free time, make dinner, free time, sleep and repeat.
He also has the added benifiet of eventually finding a good rich area by moving so frequently which massively increases his gold yield rate.
It would be a boring life, but a profitable one. Also think of he had some people dig a standard good mine then he went down there and just brought all the gold to him. Instead of mining every single gold vein, hauling the rock+gold and processing and refining the gold, he just sucks up all the gold in a few miles radius and instantly has it refined. Now you just haul up pure gold and start a new mine else where.
Its like how Rhunön said in Eldest, when one can get basically whatever they want with just a few words of the AL then the the destination doesn't matter but the road you take to get too it. Basically yes he could harvest a lot of gold but why harvest it when he could just make basically whatever he wants with magic.
He could, but he has no real need of it
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Well yea but its gold.
All the nations of Alagaesia are required to send him a tithe, what would he need all that gold for?
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Building the new Riders headquarters.
Before Eragon left Alagaesia, Orik gave Eragon a chest full of riches and he gave it to Roran because he could make more use of it than he could.
He doesn’t need gold for that, as we see in The Fork, The Witch, and The Worm, the supplies and labor for the new headquarters is all sourced from the nations of Alagaesia
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I got it. Gladder! A statue of Gladder.
I just don’t see the appeal for the dragons to have a statue of them, they’re too vain to think it’s good enough
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This made me laugh way harder than it should have
Ohhh you're from the MCAlagaesia server?? Thats stuff is really awesome man. Great work
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wait there is a alagaesia minecraft server?
if so IP address PLEASE!!!!!!!!
Click on the link on GilderienBots comments, it will redirect you to the Discord where you can get all information. But atm you can only visit publik build, the Alagaesia map is only accessable if you buy Premium or submit a plot on public build and get accepted as Terraformer, Interior designer or builder.
Ooo terra forming is my jam. That's always my job in my friend group build server. Landscaping and build planning mostly. I don't really use mods to do it though so if that a requirement then I would have to get used to those
I am Terraformer as well :). On the server you can use worledit, and I think if you watch some tutorials and use it to build your plot, you will know the most important things :). Or you just ask people to explain how it works, for example Gally_99 can explain you the most important worldedit commands when you see him online.
Yeah I've tried to use it over the years but never really figure dout how to use it effectively. I've always done it by hand. Having mouse macros helps especially with dirt removal and placing because you can just set a rapid click but world edit make sit alot easier
Tell me when you join the server and I will try to come online as well and explain you the most important stuff to know :)
If you are lucky they will give you a tour.
Eragon in Minecraft!!! / Christopher Paolini
Here's the video of Christopher Paolini touring it. They have really shown their asses here man. Every single house and wall if furnished like someone lives there. Like soldiers are stationed. Unbelievable detail.
?? I know that they are supporting him but a tithe?
A golden ztatue of Saphira?
Yeah I just don’t think that would have any appeal to either of them. She would feel it didn’t do her justice, and he wouldn’t feel any need for it. He gives gold away as presents because of how easily he can get it, it’s valueless to him
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This is a fun discussion im enjoying the replies :3 for me I think Eragon is too good to want to mine gold. The Forsworn I can totally see mining gold at some point for Galbys evil schemes, but not Eragon.
Based on how the elves trained him I dont think he would see it as morally correct to get gold like that unless he really needed it, and he doesnt. I think that makes him a better rider. I wonder if being raised as a "farmboy" made him a little humbler to begin with too
I think you may be onto something
the fuck he gon do with gold
I don't think Eragon really has any need for gold, anything he could ever want could be granted from Nasuda or a noble trying to gain the favor of a rider. Besides that he's pretty simple, he doesn't seem to need anything besides Saphira
the elves could too but they don't. It is all about morality
Nah what use would the elves have for gold in the first place
that still doesn't disprove my point. If they really wanted they could sell it you humans or dwarves' to gain power over them, but again they have the morality not to take advantage of them. Ergaon doesn't need it either
Yeah ur right but like the elves already have power over the dwarves and humans. If it wasn't for the riders they would squash them like little bugs lol
if they wanted that they wouldn't have let them become riders. The elves care about life deeply it is apart of them
I find it funny that you wrote it as if you weren't human. "Sell it to you humans and dwarves"
XD ment to say "the" but my brain said "nah you aren't one of those plebs"
I don't think morality plays into it, they really just don't need it. They are already unimaginably rich and their society doesn't seem to run on a gold standard anyways. The same is mostly true for Eragon, anything he could make with the snap of his fingers would be made/given to him at no cost anyways.
Saphira as Smaug would be quite something…
I dont really have anything to add, I just love the idea of Eragon pounding a modern day protein shake. Like he gets home, opens up a box that he enchanted to stay cold, and grabs a muscle milk.
It wouldn't be something he'd want to do. If he wanted money, he could get just as much, if not more, by charging for his services as a healer, seeing as he can heal almost anything short of brain death at this point, and I think he'd be more willing to do that too, since he'd be helping people as he makes money, rather than just making money for himself.
And if he wanted to just earn as much money as possible, regardless of morals, he could probably just wait for Murtagh to be too far to intervene and exact tribute from the Broddring Kingdom, sine unless they're much closer to the elves than before, they'd have nobody who could stop him other than Angela.
The economy ig. Dont want to make inflation