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The river runs a spiral from the centre of the city out to its edges and beyond. It flows through all the quarters and the districts - often more than once. Upon it sits the floating market - a collection of Junks and barges owned by a variety of traders. Everything is bought and sold at the floating market, it’s just a matter of knowing who to ask and where to look.\\ The river runs a spiral from the centre of the city out to its edges and beyond. It flows through all the quarters and the districts - often more than once. Upon it sits the floating market - a collection of Junks and barges owned by a variety of traders. Everything is bought and sold at the floating market, it’s just a matter of knowing who to ask and where to look.\\
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-At the centre of the market sits a large barge called the Jade Tiger - the heart of the market. From its decks rises a pagoda four stories high. The central barge is owned by Suen TengFfei, who is considered the captain of the market in as much as such a thing exists. The main raft of the market is shaped as two crescent moons back to back with the floating pagoda located in a hole cut in the centre of the rafts.\\+At the centre of the market sits a large barge called the Jade Tiger - the heart of the market. From its decks rises a pagoda four stories high. The central barge is owned by Suen Tengfei, who is considered the captain of the market in as much as such a thing exists. The main raft of the market is shaped as two crescent moons back to back with the floating pagoda located in a hole cut in the centre of the rafts.\\
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The Market moves up and down river as easily as each other at a gentle speed that allows for each district to make the most of it before it moves on. A complete run of the city – from where the river first emerges close to the centre to the furthest edges of the city – takes about a week. This run is increasing as the edges of the city get pushed back further and further but progress on that is slow and another day has not been added to the timetable for many years. The motion of the market is a closely guarded secret, the heart of which lies beneath the decks of the Jade Tiger. Her captain and crew guard it jealously as it is this which gives them power over the market. Without the ability to move so freely with and against the currents of the river the Market would lose much of its profitability.\\ The Market moves up and down river as easily as each other at a gentle speed that allows for each district to make the most of it before it moves on. A complete run of the city – from where the river first emerges close to the centre to the furthest edges of the city – takes about a week. This run is increasing as the edges of the city get pushed back further and further but progress on that is slow and another day has not been added to the timetable for many years. The motion of the market is a closely guarded secret, the heart of which lies beneath the decks of the Jade Tiger. Her captain and crew guard it jealously as it is this which gives them power over the market. Without the ability to move so freely with and against the currents of the river the Market would lose much of its profitability.\\
the_floating_market.txt · Last modified: 2011/09/25 22:53 by elliew
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