New farming abilities.
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Genesis, the god of timeto Everyone

There are two new farming abilities added to the land: \"meadows\" and

\"breeding\". These related to the nurturing of animals, pastoral-style, and

will initially allow you to breed bulls/cows, stallions/mares, rams/ewes

as sheep and - shortly - rabbits. You may have noticed a new building

can be constructed: the paddock. In grassland locations (of which the

paddock pasture is one) you can tend meadows. These meadows then provide

a home and food for animals. They will also be the backdrop for

relations between males and female animals, potential pregnancies (often

with breeder encouragement) and subsequent birthings.


It is entirely up to you how and for what purpose you might decide to

turn your hand to a little pastoral work. Perhaps simply for the love

of it, perhaps to breed horses for your armies, perhaps for milk and wool,

or possibly with a view to future career as a butcher or a tanner. Look

after your livestock, keep the safe from predators and ensure they have

enough food in their meadows to remain healthy and fertile and contented.


Soon, perhaps, the continentwide shortages of leather and wool, or the

lack of cavalry mounts for large armies - this and more may be things of

the past.


Written by my hand on the 10th of Midsummer, in the year 1227.