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Storage Pit

Age: Stone
Prerequisites: Build Town Center.
Upgrade Cost: - - -
Cost: 120 wood
Hit Points: 350
Upgrade of: - - -
Special: - - -
Description:
The Storage Pit lets you research technologies that improve the armor and attack strength of military units, including Toolworking, Metalworking, Metallurgy, the Bronze Shield, the Iron Shield, Leather Armor for Infantry, Scale Armor for Infantry, Chain Mail for Infantry, Leather Armor for Cavalry, Scale Armor for Cavalry, Chain Mail for Cavalry, Leather Armor for Archers, Scale Armor for Archers, and Chain Mail for Archers. In RoR the Tower Shield is added for Infantry.
Hunters and Miners can deposit food, stone, and gold at the Storage Pit instead of at the Town Center.
Researching Architecture increases hit points and decreases construction time.
History
The Storage Pit was the functional equivalent of the Granary, but for meat instead of grain. Storing meat presented special problems because it spoiled so quickly and easily, so it was generally stored by drying or salting. The Storage Pit represents also the tool and weapon making skill of hunting societies, leading eventually to metal working, making war, and armor making. In this capacity it also serves in the game as a storehouse and collection point for the raw materials of tool and weapon making: wood, stone, and gold (representing all metals).
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