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Choosing to start as the Aserai doesnt give you the 30% discount on caravans.
It costs 18k regardless of cultures.
(used to be 15k across all cultures, i guess it got increased after e1.1.0)
Tried both with an existing Aserai save (before e1.1.0) and a new one.
Right now there are probably a lot of players like me who just don't use the smithing feature at all. To rectify this it would be great if we had an NPC in each forge where we could select from all parts and create our own custom weapon using Denars. Mind you, it should be costly. A good sword...
Two-handed swords have an upper-hand comparing to one-handed, because two-handers have more flexibility in use, as they can be used both as one-handed (with shield) and two-handed (more damage).
In my experience two-handed weapons are cheaper than one-handed with similar stats, which has...