Technology and Commerce:
The technological level is roughly equivalent to that of pre-industrial China, with the exception of some of the Fire Nation's advanced sciences. The sword, spear and bow are the general weapons of choice for most ordinary militia. Overland travel is done by beasts of burden or pulled carts and wagons, while seafaring is available via sail or oar-driven ships. There are, however, occasional cases of the various Bending arts being employed to facilitate unusual forms of travel.
Villages are the most common form of community, with larger cities existing primarily as the capitals of the great kingdoms. As resources and industry are generally plentiful, trade is common and a middle class of merchants is fairly established. Bartering is still heavily accepted as means of exchanging goods, but the Water Tribes, Fire Nation and Earth Kingdom have each established their own form of currency which are widely used and occasionally exchanged.
Last edited by Webhead; 08-28-2008 at 09:39 AM.
HARRY DRESDEN — WIZARD
Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations.
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