no offense, but actually in medeval society people rarely drank streight
water, though they did use it for irrigating fields, watering crops, doing
Actually though, a standard medeval breakfast would be gruel, and a pint of
small beer, or very weak ale (the grieks drank wine for the same reason),
sinse deseases like cholera, Disentry, viles desease etc can all be got from
drinking unpurified water, but are all killed when water is used to ferment
Tea was also drunk, though not as much in the west as in Asian countries
(one reason why people of European descent often have a genetically higher
tolerance for alcohol than people of Eastern descent).
As I said to Phil, I think fetching water for various tasks is generally
part of the micro management and personal life of each person that everyone
does for him/her self but the player doesn't manage, though possibly water
based desasters could be included later.
As regards the facts on drinking, well I'm afraid that while doing my degree
I did several modules on history of medicine, so this sort of thing is right
up my alley, and in fact yesterday I just came back from visiting Iam, a
small village in Darbishire that was the only place outside london to get
the plague in the 17th centurey, ----- now there! would be a cool mission
for castaways, designating your peasants dig plague pits to bury corpses,
and making some herbalists to try and find herbs to counter the desease
which obviously your miracle working doctors would have trouble dealing
Beware the grue!
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