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    While the losses of good men to your surprise attack are regrettable, we will allow you to withdraw in peace. Now that we are too weakened to, if you wish to take over the governance of Pepperstoch we will abide, but we must insist on the return of White Market to us as the central storage of our weapons and the secondary headquarters of our Order.
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    As the people of Pepperstoch have expressed a preference for Ansigaris guards over Wardens, while the merchants of White Market have expressed the opposite we feel that is a reasonable proposal, but with one caveat. We are negotiating with the Verdan for a shipment of digging and pumping equipment. If you are willing to allow us to maintain contact with them then we will withdraw from White Haven in peace.

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    We aren't authorized to interfere in any way with the ordinary economic workings of the city, and therefore will not constrain the trade of the Verdan merchants in any way just like we do not tax the inhabitants of the neighbourhoods we control nor force them to do anything except obey the law.
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    Assistance of more craftsmen would be invaluable. I'll make the proper arrangements with the dogma dwellers.


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    "I'm not a man with a gift for names, but maybe that is a good thing. It wuold be ridiculous to start a naming comitee now.

    I will accept all help, and wish good luck to the ones competing with me in this issue. Good hunt, gentlemen."

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    "I am willing to send 2 Mil to help the mission, and I believe Ser Wallenstein would be willing to accompany them as an advisor. I have plenty of troops in Dogma who are not needed there, and Ser Wallenstein has little to do around here, so he would go with you unless something came up.

    All I would ask in return is that the expedition pays the upkeeping of the soldiers during travel. Worry not, they eat little and occupy little place."


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    A commendable idea, that I thank. Where would the House be located? There is open space in Dogma, but I'd like to ask the people living there before dropping a building on them.

    I' sure there will be no problems.


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    How much would that cost be increased, and when would you need the wealth? I can probably pay a bit extra money to pass that little obstacle.

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    The Wren appears much as he always does. Fine clothes, but dusty, worn, and patched. A neatly sewn symbol of his namesake sits upon his breast. His face is covered by a hood, and wrapped in silk, to disguise his face. When he speaks, his voice is calm, almost wistful."Ah. The Black Fist. This meeting has been a long time coming. If I may, I will tell you fine people a story, before I begin. Do you know why the humble Wren is the king of the birds? " The Wren leans back against a wall, before continuing.

    "I assume not. I do not believe the tale is native to this land. You see, the birds devised a contest, to see which of them would lead them all. Each bird would fly, and the bird who flew the highest would be the leader. The mighty Eagle, radiant in his splendour, and confident of his victory, quickly outpaced the other birds. And so his rulership seemed assured. He flew as high and far as he could, further than any other bird by many times. Finally, he tired, and swooped down to declare his victory. But no, said the other birds. Look up. The Wren flies above you. And so he did. For he was standing upon the Eagles head all along."

    "You understand my meaning, I hope. "

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    We are agreed then. We will evacuate those three neighborhoods by the end of the month.


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    The soonest we could start construction would be next month, however it may take additional time as we have little money to spare, and digging in the Sky district is very expensive. So we cannot give an exact date at this time.

    (I don't know how much extra it would cost. Probably a good bit since I'd have to dig every single tunnel rather than make use of handy substructures. Zemalac could you say how much digging below the basement level in Sky would cost me.)

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    The middle-aged woman smiles at the story, as she sits down with a sigh and pulls a pipe from her pocket, beginning to puff on it.
    "Ah, yes. My Grrandmotherr, she knew the Wrren as Hedge King Birrd., she says, with a faint accent. "King of the Hedges and the caves and the Winter, wherre otherr birrds can not go, he is. A little fellow, but eager. He sings loud, and imprresses other birrds.
    And solitarry. Alone they worrk, and viciously they fight, if more than one therre is. That is what you mean, yes?"


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    We would like to send the Little Finger around again, with more gifts, and another proposal. Would that be acceptable?
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    There is a tightening in the silks that conceal the Wrens mouth, as if he is returning the smile. "And what a fine song he sings. But to become King of the Birds, he must ride in the tail feathers of the Eagle. Now, the Blackfist, I know, would dearly love to bring down the Eagle, in all his royal splendour. But if the Eagle fell, but he and the Wren would fall, who knows what bird might become King? The Eagles flight must not be interrupted. "

    "Now, of course, I know you will ask, what is in this arrangement for you? Well, I am not unsympathetic to your... philosophy. Let the Eagle be, and the story play out unimpeded, and we will test your idealogy."
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    So, just to verify, yo will be providing 3 wealth and 4 Morale?

    [just writing my EOT and need to make sure I have numbers right]


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    So, to be clear, you will provide 3 wealth and any remaining works fro mthe library of the Chosen in your possession, including and especially the book of Inventory, and in return I will concede the Gear with any combat, and will not ransack, loot, or otherwise damage it.

    [Just writing up my EOT]


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    Our current project in the Underdocks has reached a new point, and we'll be spending quite a lot more in wages and materials then last month. I hope that you have the free space. In addition to continuing as expanding the work being done on the Run, and I would like to personally stop by and see how things are going. As well as talk with you about certain worrisome things I've been hearing.

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    "Well, at the very least we can all agree that we'd like to see a bird **** on the King, I mean Eagle's head."
    The smoking woman throws him an absolutely caustic look, which seems to shut him up.
    "And then in that fable, therre are crrows. You know about Crrows, little king of the darrk places? Verry intelligent birds, crrows. Otherr birds, they see them eating the carrrion that no one else wants, and the noise, and the fighting of all the otherr birrds. But they arre also smart birrds. They can operrate machines, and make deals. But they also rrememberr faces of all that slight any of the swarrm. Forreverr."
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    very well. i will put my 2 spare ESP towards the killer.

    no objections regarding house Laurier. they are a good bunch


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    so i just put some WEL towards hiring out these guys of the UAL? perfect. i had 7 WEL rebuilding my forces anyways

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    Thank you.

    We won't forget the attack in such a short time, but we'll keep the peace. Maybe over time things can return to normal. But next time you intend to fight someone, do so with honour and warn them ahead of time so they can meet you properly on the field.
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    "So, do we have a deal? The Crows will keep to themselves, and the Wren will keep singing his little song until the Time comes? I assure you, I will do nothing to hurt your swarm"

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    We have many contacts. We will devote them towards finding this killer.
    Also, we would like to contribute 3 econ of jewellery to the trade mission.
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    Most excellent. We look forward to a mutually profitable relationship. If you could just sign here, please...


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    Most excellent. We look forward to a mutually profitable relationship. If you could just sign here, please...


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    Some of those who had fled to other neighborhoods return, but many do not, having already found new work elsewhere. Getting the committee together goes better.

    As for a guild, that would be problematic, as there is no real uniformity to the crafts plied by the people of Dogma. The only one that seems to be rising above the rest is a loose Carpenter's Guild, which has been organizing the relief funds and rebuilding efforts.


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    Dear Doctor,

    I am not entirely sure how much of a Guild my family could be considered to be, but I would be happy to join your Association, so long as no undue constraints are placed upon my operations. As for your proposed venture to Merdallan, I would indeed be interested in that. I am already in contact with some relatives of mine across the mountains, and have always been interested in airship trade: together I believe we could bring great things to the Laurier mercantile empire.

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    Add on 2% for every month that the contract lasts.


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    Prices are as follows:

    Black Powder Weapons I: Matchlock, doglock, wheellock and other early firearms. 4 WEL.

    Black Powder Weapons II: Flintlock musketry and pistols. 7 WEL.

    Black Powder Weapons III: This allows you to equip specialists and commanders with emberlock weapons, gives you higher-grade artillery and marks the first time you'll see rifling. 10 WEL.

    Black Powder Weapons IV: Multibarreled revolvers make an appearance, as well as heavier artillery. More emberlocks begin appearing among your foot soldiers. 14 WEL.

    Black Powder Weapons V: Not available for purchase at this time. Consists of experimental weaponry and prototype guns, which tend to malfunction during hard use.

    Operator Equipment: Gives your spy types the equipment used by Verdan Operators--flash goggles, respirators, silence-bombs, climbing gloves, articulated scabbards/grips, etc. 6 WEL.

    Verdan Munitions: The Monks of the Ascension have a thing for grenades. This trait ensures that your troops have a steady supply of Verdan flayers, burners, breakers, bangers and, if you decide to go for style over practicality, the infamous cussor bombs. 8 WEL.

    Cussor One-Shot: This is a one-shot trait that gives you a small cache of cussors. Too heavy to throw out of the blast range, too expensive for normal artillery use, and too uncontrolled for demolitions work, the cussor is nevertheless considered the quintessential Verdan device. Enough force to level a small building, packed into a sphere just a little larger than a man's fist. 3 WEL.

    Steam Drill: Steam-powered, coal-fed drill used for boring through rock. Areas where this is used will need proper venting to avoid the tunnels reaching extreme temperatures. 5 WEL per drill: each drill can only be used in one neighborhood per turn, but reduce the cost of tunneling in that neighborhood by half (rounded up).

    Water Pumps: 1 WEL per neighborhood. Must be manned or equipped with some kind of muscle power (oxen, etc) for any effect, and must be periodically replaced.

    Pistonless Steam Pumps: 2 WEL per neighborhood, but can run automatically without anyone in attendance, and are less prone to breaking down due to the reduction in mechanical parts.

    Custom equipment orders available upon request.

    EDIT: Also, Kerriglass and MecLochire both mainly want guards on their warehouses in the city. Kerriglass has their own people protecting shipments in the Shattered Lands at large, and MecLochire ships through KMAD caravans.


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    An excellent proposal. The nobility in general will donate [1d4] WEL towards the new opera house.


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    You get better architects than opera people, including several men and women who have been making a study of the Dancers that dominate this neighborhood.


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    Well, a lot of the additional cost in Sky is because there are fewer handy substructures available, and those that are around are guarded fiercely by the nobility. Part of the cost represented either working around or paying for the use of those vaults and basements, which you wouldn't have to do if you dug deeper. The difficulty of digging through tougher layers of rock vs. paying nobility or working around their cellars pretty much breaks even. However, going deeper also means that more water seeps in, requiring you to purchase pumps twice for each neighborhood to avoid flooding.


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    We got no problem at all with being given fancy things. I mean, seriously, who would?


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    Ya know what? We'll ignore all da pesky rent and whatnot, yeh? Because I'm such a nice guy. Whadeva you's doin' down there, have fun wit it.
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    forgot to mention in my EOT. i will be sending the remainder of the gears holy-books and designs

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    After looking over the contract for any obvious loopholes or fine print, Joshua signs


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    Wonderful. I'd also like to visit myself to do some supervision and meet the men who have been organizing things so admirably.
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    We have contacted the Verdan and they have offered us a number of devices which would significantly reduce the cost of tunneling both under your neighborhoods and elsewhere.

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    Steam Drill: Steam-powered, coal-fed drill used for boring through rock. Areas where this is used will need proper venting to avoid the tunnels reaching extreme temperatures. 5 WEL per drill: each drill can only be used in one neighborhood per turn, but reduce the cost of tunneling in that neighborhood by half (rounded up).

    Water Pumps: 1 WEL per neighborhood. Must be manned or equipped with some kind of muscle power (oxen, etc) for any effect, and must be periodically replaced.

    Pistonless Steam Pumps: 2 WEL per neighborhood, but can run automatically without anyone in attendance, and are less prone to breaking down due to the reduction in mechanical parts.


    If you assist us in purchasing the initial equipment we will construct your tunnels at cost, and offer you a to be negotiated percentage of the profits of the remainder of our tunnel network.

    GM: How much does coal cost. And how much does adding ventilation add to the cost of tunnels.

    I'm kind of assuming that it will be possible to breed special purpose animals to replace these mechanical devices as well.
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    We agree to the "tax" suggested; if all it does it funnel money into mutually beneficial projects, what could be the problem? (OOC: I much more agree with Arcanestomper's transparent version of the plan, though).

    As for your insistence that we must be ready to sell goods during the airship travels, let it be known that being ready to sell has never actually been a problem. It's difficult to not find a market for perfection.
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    Will we be beginning the tax this turn? If so, could one please outline the full details? There have been many versions suggested and one unified one must be decided on.
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    I can buy the equipment for you; and I can certainly man it (I can use Magic or manpower to keep the pumps going).

    I would be delighted of running the pistonless pumps. Do they require any amount of power?

    I will be spending a lot of resources in Dogma, however. But I think we'll be able to start building [next turn]

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    Traitor's Bridge is now officially under the control of King James I, though the Mercantile's Guild gets all revenues and has actual control over traffic.

    The Carriage Houses of the Turnaround, their differences put aside, are now working for the Mercantiles Guild.

    A very large expedition was launched from the city this past month, with the intention of expanding trade with the Kingdom of Merdallan. As a result, Merdallan steel has begun to appear in Swordsware, and foreign wines are gracing the tables of Little Zanchar. The Mercantile's Guild, House Laurier, Silversmith's Guild, Doctor Vassari and the Heladuit Court credit House Wallen and Champions of Sovereignty with keeping their merchandise and people safe during the journey.

    Fighting breaks out in the Underdocks between the Gear's Chosen and unknown parties. Rumors of the Gilded Pyramid being spotted in the area are unconfirmed at this time.

    Faith in Neposh spreads in Annosus.

    The Smokeyards economy has stabilized, thanks largely to the efforts of the Technists Guild, Gear's Chosen and Ram Revolution.

    The foundations for the reincarnation of Daimot University are being laid. Even as the gentlemen of the ESGE explore and plot, scholarships are formed and credit lines created. The doors will open soon enough.

    Lightning flickers in the air above Factories South as a switch is thrown and the Celestial Network begins to gather power.

    Quality of life has vastly improved in Runner's City over the past few months, particularly in areas controlled by the Ram Revolution.

    White-Stripe Mages have been asking questions and taking notes on Longspeak Tower in Downline.

    Massive bounties have been paid to the Order of the Wren as the death of Skeeve Redeye is confirmed by Lonecutter and Imperial representatives.

    Coffee houses in Scholar's Compass have become the place for cultured political discussion.

    As houses finish being built in Dogma and life there begins to return to normal, the massive opera house being constructed by the ESGE rises above the neighborhood.

    Mages from Bloodhaven and the Church of Neposh have been gathering magical texts in an attempt to build something like the Library that Daimot used to posses.

    Both the Gear's Chosen and the Order of the Wren have acquired flintlock firearms from the Technists Guild.

    The Champions of Sovereignty have acquired a new orator, from the Lodstrom Party.

    It is rumored that a specialist in black powder weaponry has joined the Order of the Wren.

    The townhouses of Fat Tippest have been turned into homeless shelters by the Blackfist Brotherhood, who were unfortunately not equipped to handle the number of people who tried to move in after they spread the word about what they were doing. Blackfist patrols are heavy.

    Many of the goblins in Hobbespot are now owned by the Silversmith's Guild.

    Warden musketeers deliver volley salutes at funerals for their fallen comrades.

    The Sausage Guild has opened a new underground tunnel system, equipped with fast-moving lizards with cars mounted on their backs so that people can move about the city more quickly, and so that they can deliver meat without worrying about it spoiling. Thus far the tunnel network exists in all of the Gilded district, Silent Court, Heartsblood and Painted Court.

    Both the Defeated and the Righteous Army of Telen Kosh are all but nonexistent at this point, in the face of assassins, troops and spell-slingers from the Heladuit Court and the Brotherhood of the Flowering Rose.

    It is by now well-known that the Laheim Embassy resides within Old Jack's Run.

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    The door is unmarked save for a single small bell hanging over the threshold, its clapper removed. The rest of the building is similarly unremarkable; a simple grey townhouse in a line of simple grey townhouses. This one in particular only becomes interesting when you realize that it is the only one with lights on, the rest being dark and shuttered.

    Just inside the door are two men, garbed in strange armor. Bells are fitted into loops on the shoulders, arms, legs and chest, making them chime softly when they move. At the moment, they are completely silent.

    The woman they guard has a soft, pleasant demeanor, a manner made sinister by the militant aesthetic of the room and the smooth swiftness of her movements. She is the Speaker in Sav Altulas, and at her word the mercenary houses of Laheim are bound in contract.



    Laheim Contact discovered in Old Jack's Run.
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    All prices listed are in t.WEL unless otherwise stated, and will be paid out immediately upon confirmation by the bounty poster.

    Skeeve Redeye: Poisoner, serial killer, alchemist, dollmaker and rumored demon.
    2 from Agia Lonecutter, 6 from Illarym Empire


    Unknown Raiders: Whoever stole the Imperial weapons meant for the Wardens from the caravan delivering them to the city.
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    Technist Press: 4 to anyone who destroys the press blueprints designed by the Technists Guild.
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    Unknown Murderer: Whoever killed the people found dead at the opening of the Wallen Wing at Bloodhaven Hospital last month.
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    The Silversmith's Guild

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    We would like to talk with you about the current state of Hobbespot and how we could improve this illustrious neighborhood for the better.
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    Mercantile's Guild

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    greetings. i have worked with many of you on several occasions before. due to recent "events" i would like to propose the formation of a mutual-defense alliance between all of the stocks. this way, any who seek to encroach upon our neighborhoods and our rights to trade would have to deal with the combined might of all the stocks. such an alliance could go a long way to securing the district from outside threats, both domestic and foreign.


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    i am hoping my influence with most of the stocks helps officially establish the alliance mentioned above.

    could this pyramid of the Gears-Chosen be disabled? i figure if nothing else, Sorenson could figure it out if my ntelligence agents granted him an oppurtunity to examine it.

    could i have a list of those merchants selling airships? i have the merchants contact trait to have access to this type of stuff.

    is Nielson the only person selling blackpowder-weapons?

    "Let our mercy, as deep as the feitas, and our authority, as powerful as the sun, be revealed to the entire world!"

    "Damn! I gotta say, you just let down every man in Falena..."

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    The First Paratrooper Drop

    The Enterprise deck is humming with the machenery keeping it aloft. It's regular pulsing, comforting. The Smell of smoke and hiss of steam, a welcome distraction. But first have to check the gear. This is the big test after all.

    For this, there ain't just the boys. And while the packs should be simple, and quadruple checking from three people a normal safety practice, they should be fine. But it's the last bit that might be problematic.

    A trooper is about 108 kilos, with gear added in, and the smaller tests show that thats safe. But the big load, the real problem is nearly 500 kilos. This is a combo drop. Not only troopers, but the ammo for the guns. While the chutes should hold, and the crate is well packaged, a lot can go wrong.

    But, the time is here. with a nod to the boys, they take that plunge, and for a time, feel as the gods must.
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    The Champions of Sovereignty:

    The Palace:

    The King officially makes known that he is considering restoring order to the Palace this month. He requests all parties interested in assisting inform him, so that efforts can be coordinated.

    The Kings Tax:

    The King is instating a tax on all factions of the city, including his own. The tax money for this month will go towards rebuilding and fortifying the cities trade routes. This venture should improve the economic standing of the city, bringing increased prosperity to all within.

    The king welcomes discussion on the current tax project. It will be changed if a better alternative is found. Likewise suggestions and discussion on future tax projects are welcome.

    The tax rate is 10% of every factions [Direct attributes] (Rounded down). Missives will be sent out for tax money shortly.

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    "I offer you my humble greetings Blackfist. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: This is a tax in fluff only. Mechanically I'm asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EoT. This is to ensure the profits are split fairly, and that their is complete transparency. As is the normal procedure, Zemalac will reveal the results of the project to everyone, and exactly how much everyone contributed.


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    "I offer you my humble greetings Estemmed Doctor. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: As you saw in the SGA talks, this is only a tax in fluff. In terms of mechanics I'm just asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EOT. Complete transparency will be ensured by Zemelac disclosing to everyone all the contributions and profits of the project.


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    "I offer you my humble greetings, respected citizen. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: This is a tax in fluff only. Mechanically I'm asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EoT. This is to ensure the profits are split fairly, and that their is complete transparency. As is the normal procedure, Zemalac will reveal the results of the project to everyone, and exactly how much everyone contributed.


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    "I offer you my humble greetings Lord Founder. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: This is a tax in fluff only. Mechanically I'm asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EoT. This is to ensure the profits are split fairly, and that their is complete transparency. As is the normal procedure, Zemalac will reveal the results of the project to everyone, and exactly how much everyone contributed.


    The Exchange, House Laurier, Militia of Order and Justice and the United Alliance of Labour
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    "I offer you my humble greetings. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from the size of your factions I estimate you each own [2 t.wealth]. Will any of you have difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: A key point of the tax is complete transparency. I'm asking the PC factions to treat it as a joint project, rather than sending the money directly to me. This should ensure the profits are split fairly, and that all factions know how much everyone else contributed and gained.


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    "I offer you my humble greetings respected citizen. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: This is a tax in fluff only. Mechanically I'm asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EoT. This is to ensure the profits are split fairly, and that their is complete transparency. As is the normal procedure, Zemalac will reveal the results of the project to everyone, and exactly how much everyone contributed.


    To the Gear's Chosen
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    "I offer you my humble greetings, respected citizen. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: This is a tax in fluff only. Mechanically I'm asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EoT. This is to ensure the profits are split fairly, and that their is complete transparency. As is the normal procedure, Zemalac will reveal the results of the project to everyone, and exactly how much everyone contributed.


    To the Heladuit Court
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    "I offer you my humble greetings, Lord. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: As you saw in the SGA talks, this is only a tax in fluff. In terms of mechanics I'm just asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EOT. Complete transparency will be ensured by Zemelac disclosing to everyone all the contributions and profits of the project.


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    "I offer you my humble greetings, Lord. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: As you saw in the SGA talks, this is only a tax in fluff. In terms of mechanics I'm just asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EOT. Complete transparency will be ensured by Zemelac disclosing to everyone all the contributions and profits of the project.


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    "I offer you my humble greetings, Respected citizen. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: This is a tax in fluff only. Mechanically I'm asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EoT. This is to ensure the profits are split fairly, and that their is complete transparency. As is the normal procedure, Zemalac will reveal the results of the project to everyone, and exactly how much everyone contributed.


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    "I offer you my humble greetings, Respected citizen. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: This is a tax in fluff only. Mechanically I'm asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EoT. This is to ensure the profits are split fairly, and that their is complete transparency. As is the normal procedure, Zemalac will reveal the results of the project to everyone, and exactly how much everyone contributed.


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    "I offer you my most humble greetings, Guild Master. I'm unsure as to the strength of your faction, can you clarify?"


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    "I offer you my most humble greetings, Guild Master. If I'm not mistaken, your factions tax would be [2 t.wealth]. Do you have any problems paying this amount?"

    OOC: As you saw in the SGA talks, this is only a tax in fluff. In terms of mechanics I'm just asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EOT. Complete transparency will be ensured by Zemelac disclosing to everyone all the contributions and profits of the project.


    To the Technists guild
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    "I offer you my most humble greetings, Guild Master. If I'm not mistaken, your factions tax would be [2 t.wealth]. Do you have any problems paying this amount?"

    OOC: As you saw in the SGA talks, this is only a tax in fluff. In terms of mechanics I'm just asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EOT. Complete transparency will be ensured by Zemelac disclosing to everyone all the contributions and profits of the project.


    To the Wardens
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    "Greetings, Commander Taarn. This communication is on the matter of the tax. Judging from your factions size I'd estimate you own [2 t.wealth]. Will you have any difficulty paying this amount?"

    OOC: This is a tax in fluff only. Mechanically I'm asking you to contribute to a joint project in your EoT. This is to ensure the profits are split fairly, and that their is complete transparency. As is the normal procedure, Zemalac will reveal the results of the project to everyone, and exactly how much everyone contributed.
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    Surely, we can find a peaceful solution to what is happening in the underdocks. We propse, perhaps, splitting the area and defining, very clearly, who controls what. The UAL is now, for all intents and purposes, part of our organisation. We much prefer it if you ceased hostilities against them.


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    So, what's your opinion on good deeds, then?
    There are too many mouths to feed in Fat Tippest, and we hear that you are the men to ask for a thing like this. Food is needed, and we can't pay much for it. Perhaps some favours can be arranged, instead?


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    Doctor:
    We have vastly underestimated just how many refugees would follow the lure of free housing. Currently, we are keeping the peace by sheet weight of numbers, but that can not be our goal. Tippest is a powder keg, right now, and while we like powder kegs, we don't want one like this.
    For all the favours you owe us, is there anything you can do to help? We need everything, there. Food, medicine, sanitation. Even houses. There were many that were empty, true, but they are bursting, now.


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    Listen, boy.
    We don't recognize you. We never recognized you. You have no claim to power. Your blood is no better than anyone else's, and neither was that of any of your ancestors.
    We have more important things to do than give every copper our people own to some upstart who sits comfortably in the pocket of every merchant who flashes him a pretty smile and talks of divine right.
    Our money will not go towards trade. It will not go to improve trade routes. It will go into Fat Tippest. You and your lot have destroyed districts, and not only Dogma.
    Thousands are running from the conflicts you started in your grab for power. We are trying to feed and clothe them, to give them what safety we can. We will not give that up for you and your "tax".

    So stick your greetings elsewhere. You wouldn't know "humble" if it bit you in your royal nose.

    Edit: to add OOC: 2t wealth is more than my faction can produce.
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    The Order of the Wren Morale: 8

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    My most sincere apologies, but the Order only produces 4 WEL of it's own. I could not countenance a 50% tax on one of the poorest organisations in the city.

    I can perhaps pay half that amount. I also offer my assistance in the matter of the Palace, on the condition that the issue of Longspeak Tower in Downline is similarly dealt with after.

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    The Champions of Sovereignty

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    "I will not deny a measure of responsibility for the tragedy that occurred in Dogma, but it was the Shaker Magic who did the damage, not us."

    "It was the librarians greed that started the conflict. We fought her for the good of the city, as is the cause of all the conflicts we have fought in."

    "You are doing good, but don't pretend you are correcting mistakes of mine. The city is broken, and we must all work together to fix it. I will send my people to assist with your refugee centres, but you must swear to acquire the necessary funds to pay the tax in the future."


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    "That is understandable. We will grant you a tax break in exchange for your assistance in reclaiming the Palace."

    "The neighbourhood of Downline will be our next focus after the Palace."
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