History Literature / TheCambistAndLordIron

20th Apr '14 4:10:45 PM RobinZimm
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The story is publicly available under a Creative Commons license -- in text [[http://issuu.com/spectra/docs/cambistandlordiron here]] and [[http://www.freesfonline.de/content/Abraham1.pdf here]], and as a podcast [[http://podcastle.org/2009/05/06/pc051-the-cambist-and-lord-iron/ here]].
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The story is publicly available under a Creative Commons license -- in text [[http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/the-cambist-and-lord-iron-a-fairy-tale-of-economics/ here]], [[http://issuu.com/spectra/docs/cambistandlordiron here]] here]], and [[http://www.freesfonline.de/content/Abraham1.pdf here]], and as a podcast [[http://podcastle.org/2009/05/06/pc051-the-cambist-and-lord-iron/ here]].
11th Feb '14 2:58:12 AM supergod
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"The Cambist and Lord Iron" is a novelette by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Abraham_(author) Daniel Abraham]] that follows two men: Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist (exchanger of currencies) at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels. The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last.
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"The Cambist and Lord Iron" is a novelette by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Abraham_(author) Daniel Abraham]] that follows two men: Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist (exchanger of currencies) at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels. The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last. last. It is considered to be an example of RationalFic.
4th Feb '14 12:33:46 PM supergod
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"The Cambist and Lord Iron" is a fantasy novelette by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Abraham_(author) Daniel Abraham]] that follows two men: Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist (exchanger of currencies) at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels. The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last.
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"The Cambist and Lord Iron" is a fantasy novelette by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Abraham_(author) Daniel Abraham]] that follows two men: Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist (exchanger of currencies) at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels. The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last.
4th Feb '14 12:28:55 PM supergod
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"The Cambist and Lord Iron" is a [[RationalFiction RationalFic]] by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Abraham_(author) Daniel Abraham]] that follows two men: Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist (exchanger of currencies) at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels. The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last.
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"The Cambist and Lord Iron" is a [[RationalFiction RationalFic]] fantasy novelette by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Abraham_(author) Daniel Abraham]] that follows two men: Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist (exchanger of currencies) at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels. The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last.
4th Feb '14 8:51:15 AM patjuskoi
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"The Cambist and Lord Iron" is a RationalFic by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Abraham_(author) Daniel Abraham]] that follows two men: Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist (exchanger of currencies) at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels. The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last.
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"The Cambist and Lord Iron" is a RationalFic [[RationalFiction RationalFic]] by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Abraham_(author) Daniel Abraham]] that follows two men: Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist (exchanger of currencies) at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels. The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last.
3rd Feb '14 6:03:24 AM seraphmb
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"The Cambist and Lord Iron" by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Abraham_(author) Daniel Abraham]] follows two men: Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist (exchanger of currencies) at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels. The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last.
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"The Cambist and Lord Iron" is a RationalFic by [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Abraham_(author) Daniel Abraham]] that follows two men: Edmund Scarasso, Lord Iron, famous as one of the most extraordinarily debauched, corrupt, and wicked nobles in the city, and Olaf Neddelsohn, a cambist (exchanger of currencies) at the Magdalen Gate postal authority, not famous at all, whose greatest vice is the reading of adventure novels. The fates of these two grow entwined as Lord Iron sets for the cambist three challenges of exchange, each with greater consequences than the last.
19th Dec '13 12:03:18 PM RobinZimm
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* RightInFrontOfMe: Olaf would likely have expressed his argument that [[spoiler:the days of his king, Walther IV, were worth less than the days of one of his prisoners]] less bluntly had he recognized that [[spoiler:the eldest of the three judges he was addressing this argument to was that selfsame king]].
12th Jul '13 7:02:41 PM RobinZimm
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Merging into the same bullet per Example Indentation. Also, killing the pothole: Worthless Yellow Rocks are actually highly valuable (like gold), which the wrapping-paper isn't.
* RidiculousExchangeRates: The paper money of the Independent Protectorate of Analdi-Wat was has ''no'' known exchange rate -- all that is known is that at some point it was abandoned for some sort of [[WeirdCurrency cowrie-shell based economy]] before the country collapsed altogether. ** [[spoiler:The tens of thousands of negotiable guilders was found to be worth nine pounds and seven shillings, since that's all anyone was willing to pay for it. [[WorthlessYellowRocks They used it as wrapping paper.]]]]
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* RidiculousExchangeRates: The paper money of convertible guilders issued by the Independent Protectorate of Analdi-Wat was has had ''no'' known exchange rate -- all that is known is that at some point it was abandoned for some sort of not even to [[WeirdCurrency cowrie-shell based economy]] before the country collapsed altogether. ** [[spoiler:The tens system of thousands cowrie shells that replaced them]]. [[spoiler:Olaf ultimately calculated the value of negotiable guilders was found the notes simply by finding the highest bidder: a glassblower's shop in Harrington Square willing to be worth pay nine pounds and seven shillings, since that's all anyone was willing to pay shillings for it. [[WorthlessYellowRocks They used it as novelty wrapping paper.]]]]]]
12th Jul '13 6:36:53 PM DCarrier
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** [[spoiler:The tens of thousands of negotiable guilders was found to be worth nine pounds and seven shillings, since that's all anyone was willing to pay for it. [[WorthlessYellowRocks They used it as wrapping paper.]]]]
15th Feb '13 12:31:15 PM RobinZimm
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* RidiculousExchangeRates: The paper money of the Independent Protectorate of Analdi-Wat was has ''no'' known exchange rate -- all that is known is that at some point it was abandoned for some sort of [[WeirdCurrency cowrie-shell based economy]] before the country collapsed altogether.
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