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EngrStudent

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About old money and Vampires in Florence
« on: January 10, 2019, 01:54:12 pm »
This was an interesting article:
https://qz.com/694340/the-richest-families-in-florence-in-1427-are-still-the-richest-families-in-florence/

It suggests that the very wealthy of 600 years are causally related to the very wealthy of today.

I think that might apply to vampires too.  What do you think?

Janilee

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Re: About old money and Vampires in Florence
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 02:16:38 pm »
I could see a vampire skewing the data on a survey. LOL
 

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Re: About old money and Vampires in Florence
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 07:16:58 pm »
Oh yeah.  Also werewolves - the ones that live beyond the "ten year average".  Fae.
In the Americas, the native supernaturals.
And so on.
We've had our toad for the 2020s, it's got to get better from here!
But do beware the toad burps.

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Re: About old money and Vampires in Florence
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 10:06:39 pm »
In the St.Germain stories he often had a "nephew " inherit his estates.
 

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Re: About old money and Vampires in Florence
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 07:14:10 am »
 :D

EngrStudent

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Re: About old money and Vampires in Florence
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2019, 05:15:33 am »
There is an idiom in the US: It takes 3 generations to go from blue-collar to blue collar.

The explanation is that those who do very great things were raised very poor, learned to work hard to survive and did great things and become exceptionally wealthy.  Their kids take half their attributes and are only about half as great.  The kids of the half-greaters take none of their attributes, and end up living dirt-poor lives.  And it is supposed to be a cycle.

A very effective way to undo this sort of cycle is to be the "raised poor, pathologically brutally hard working" great one, and then pass it off to a nephew who is in fact yourself.

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Re: About old money and Vampires in Florence
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 09:17:19 am »
Yup, sounds about right.