Today I conducted a livestock auction to assist in the repopulation of chickens, pigeons and alpaca. It has been nearly two years since I last gathered herds of animals to sell.
At that time, the highest price paid for chickens were 39,200 for a rooster and 9,500 for a hen. This time around, the prices were about 14,000. Most were purchased by Salvador, perhaps looking to provide Parrius' citizens and army with a poultry rich diet.
As for pigeons, the highest price paid last time was 15,000. This time around, it was over 44,000, though the vast majority of winning bids hovered around the 22,000 range when competition dwindled to a few people. These higher prices perhaps reflect the recognition of a pigeon's use in warfare. What then should we infer from the fact that Salvador purchased most of these as well.
Finally, alpacas had not been included in my previous auction and clearly there is little value placed on their fine wool these days for there was only interest in two breeding pair by a couple thieves. Clearly they understood the utility of the material to ward against the cold, dank conditions as are found in sewers.
Proteus, god of the sea
Written by my hand on the 22nd of Springflower, in the year 1273.