Best Served Cold - Value of Currency
Trying to get a perspective on how much is being spent in the novel. A "scale" is the main unit of currency in Best Served Cold. In one scene, we learn that 17 scales is more than the twice the value of Monza's burned crop, which I assume was just subsistence farming level. Then, in another, newly recruited mercenaries get paid a scale a week. So, is 50 scales a year a living wage better than average? Or adequate considering food, etc., is also provided. I ask because Shivers was tempted with payment of 50 scales.1 scale can buy a barrelful of fish, and 50 can buy passage back to the north or a fishing boat. Any thoughts appreciated.