10-07-2012, 01:10 PM
Bugbear in the Playground
Join Date: Feb 2012
Re: Total War: Broken City
Market Guard to Doctor Vassari (7)
Peacocks to Doctor Vassari (7)
Bookbinder's Guild to Blacksgage District Council (5)
Bookbinder's Guild to Doctor Vassari (7)
The Conductor to Doctor Vassari (7)
Delathion to Doctor Vassari (7)
The Exchange to House Wallen (6)
Bookbinder's Guild to SGA (PM)
Good day, sirs. Doctor Vassari has invited me as a representative of the Bookbinder's Guild to attend this council. My assistants are removing the cobwebs and various squatters from our old guild house here as we speak. I trust my presence in this hall is acceptable to you? Yes?
I come before you today to talk about monopolies. We each have our own areas of expertise that we, as Guilds formed of the most talented people in the field, like to and deserve to have monopolies over. Having someone without the standards of the Sausage Guild taking care of the city's meat, for example, would be tremendously dangerous to the well-being of the average citizen. The Guild ensures quality, but to do so all work in a field must be done through the Guild. It is for this reason that my organization has a standing policy of seeking out and destroying presses that are outside of our control. With a press, any fool can create thousands of poorly-written pamphlets of incendiary ideas and drop them into the powder keg that is Runner's City. With a press, the city could burn. We do not wish to see that happen.
It is for this reason that we would like to request that the Technists Guild please stop producing and distributing their hand presses. I know you mean well, that you think it is just good business, but it is harmful to the quality of discourse in this city when uninformed, unedited treatises begin appearing on the streets.