The Millers' Guild needs all aspiring Mathemagicians!
Medieval Damascus has been expanding its crop-growing land because all these European Crusaders are eating too much bread. Unfortunately the millers' guild does not have enough operating capacity to mill it all.
The Shah of Damascus has been convinced of the necessity for a new Super Windmill! The Millers' Guild will need to repay the cost like a normal loan, but the detailed monetary amounts are not important.
The windmill itself has most of the obvious decisions already made, now we must estimate the operating cost to properly estimate our loan details
The windmill itself is:
- Tower Style Windmill
- 125 ft tall
- 6 Sails of cotton cloth measuring 3 ft wide and 35 ft tall
- avg 35 mph rotating speeds, a persistent wind blowing 24/7
What we need to know to complete the deal
- The Millers' guild needs to know what the most cost effective milling stone is for this operation
- how often the milling stone and sails will need to be replaced if operation is expected 24/7 with the wind.
We can figure out the approximate cost for the materials.
This is the 11th century. It is notable that you have access to Damascus Steel if it is desirable, but we would not like to use it.