The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

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Post by Joxia Doral » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:21 am

The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

To the citizens of Trolls Bane and it surrounding buroughs, I would like to announce that by a unanimous vote I was elected to be the Archduchess.
Unfortunately no sooner than this was done the demons came and drove every one out of town, claiming it for themselves. Let me assure you all that a solution is being worked out. In this dire time of need I ask you all to stay out of Trolls Bane...every citizen and residents life is precious. And please be patient while the matter is being dealt with.
Goldburg has opened it doors to us offering safe haven for any who wish to go there.JUST STAY OUT OF TROLLS BANE FOR NOW !

Im sorry that my announce isnt as pleasant as I'd always imagined that it would be, but I have faith that by working together we can overcome.

May your Gods be watching over you, each and every one.
Archduchess High Lady Joxia Doral
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Squire of Knights of Gobiath
Commander of the Grovestriders

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Post by Joxia Doral » Mon Jan 12, 2009 8:27 am

The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

Guide to Trollsbane

Many citizens and new visitors have been asking questions recently, mostly regarding what merchants trade within our town, the locations of various merchants and buildings, the owners of property, and the stance Trollsbane has with other towns. So I will compile a useful gathering of information, which will be added to and edited as I go, to answer many of these questions for you.

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Trollsbane Shop
Owners: Public building, maintained by merchants, mostly Eliza.

Library
Owners: The Grey Light

Fluffy Sheep Tavern
Owned and Maintained by the Dwarves of Silverbrand.

Hospital Building
Owners: Owned by the Druids of the Forest. Untaxable due to contract.

Seahorse Inn
Owners: The District of Trolls Bane;Public Building

F. Workshop
Owners: Public Building.

G. Town Jail
Owners: Town Government and Guards.

H, J, M. Gates into Trollsbane.
Owners: Town Government and Defenders.

K. Outside Arena
Owners: Fianna Henaghan

L. Livestock Location
Owners: Public place.

N. Dark Pillar, near the lake.

O. Small Island that can be accessed by small boat from behind the inn


Merchants / Other ((NPC))

1. Morgan Gronwan - Human - Buys / Sells
2. Eliza - Lizard - Buys / Sells
3. Mugush - Human - Buys / Sells
4. Maris Maroqu - Human - Buys / Sells
5. Borgate Northoff - Dwarf - Buys / Sells
6. Gambret Mandarett - Human - Buys / Sells(Nothing)
7. Eltareon - Librarian
8. Tony Baggins - Halfling - Buys / Sells
9. Zathrot - Lizard - Buys / Sells
10. Sorgan Stonemate - Dwarf - Buys / Sells
11. Nebaar - Human - Buys(Nothing) / Sells
12. Elf Near the Pillar - Non Merchant
13. Feliam Wardstrok - Halfling - Buys / Sells

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For new property, it can be sold to those who wish to build homes or other structures. If you want to buy land within Trollsbane's jurasdiction you can do so by either:
A. Making a direct up-front payment for the land.
B. Payments in a plan to be worked out with the selling party

Only Citizens can build housing structures within Trollsbane, or nearby. Service buildings are open for all if they have the money and materials. Buildings can be sold to anyone, but auctions can only be won by citizens, and auctions can only be held by the town.

Property within Trollsbane--
Owners are formally recognized within the parchment discussing the town and the happenings inside town (this parchment). Owners have the right to do as they want in their own land/buildings as long as it follows the laws and guidelines of Trollsbane. It would also be helpful for owners to keep records of their ownership.

Failure to produce proof of ownership can lead to reclaim of property by the town. Refusal to pay tax at any point forfeits your property.

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Basic Law

Trollsbane has a Magistrate/High Judge to deal with issues between citizens, and by criminals of any sort. The various happenings in Trollsbane regarding law can be found below:

Judicial Happenings in Trollsbane


-- Banning and Protection--
Trollsbane will not harbor individuals who commit crimes in other towns. We will generally not hold them in jail either. Further procedure on this will need to be determined by treaties.

Any wanted criminal or banned individual is NOT protected by the law. If a criminal is assaulted in town, it will not be tried.

-- Murder and Assault--
Murder and Assault is described as the physical harm of another, perhaps even causing death, for no legitimate reason. Verbal provocation is NOT considered a legitimate reason to strike another individual. Self-Defense is when one individual feels their safety, and/or the safety of others is in danger, and they act, and that will not be prosecuted. First case of this will recieve a few weeks in jail. Continued problems will be a possible permanent jailing.

-- Theft--
Stealing of property, or borrowing and then refusing to return. First time cases are handled lightly, depending on the amount stolen, and further cases will recieve longer jail time and/or bigger fines. Returning the property and paying a fine will be a good step towards limiting any jail time.

-- Kidnap--
Taking someone without their permission and holding them, usually for money, or some other gain. If someone does this to a Trollsbane citizen, or do it inside of the town, they will be searched for and punished, regardless of where they come from. This is taken seriously and punishments for it are about the same as Murder and Assault.

-- Escaping Arrest / Escaping Prison--
If someone is suspected of a crime, they are expected to cooperate. If they refuse they are just adding more problems for themselves. Escaping prison means the individuals prison time and fine will be doubled. If they escape yet another time, it will be tripled.

-- Harassment--
Harassment and general misconduct go against keeping order within the town. Small or first time offenses will be dealt with lightly, a very short ban from town or a fine, unless the person wishes to make a bigger deal of it. Once the ban or fine is done, they can enter town again as normal.

-- Offensive Magic and Dueling--
Magic can be used for defense of the town. Aggressive magic for any other reason is banned, because magic can be quite unpredictable, meaning it could cause unintended consequences to others. Dueling IS permitted in town as long as it is within a certain distance from a building and road (5 paces).

-- Concealed Clothing--
Anyone wearing clothing that conceals almost or all of their person will be stopped, or perhaps even struck. Furthermore, if someone refuses to show themselves or give their identity, it will be considered a crime, and hostile action, and will be dealt with as such.


-- Defense and Objection--
Anyone being held for a crime can write out their own defense to be presented to the Magistrate, or publicly if they so wish. They can also ask witnesses to speak for them, and use documents, if it proves their innocence.




Laws upheld by the Town Guard


I. Minor Offenses

Punishment guidelines for the Guard:

Fines: up to 15 silvers or returning of the stolen item. Further repercussions for repeat offenders.
Jail Time: 1 - 4 days.
Banishment from the Town Borders and surrounding estates: 1-10 days, repeat offenders could see more time.



A. Thievery
Everyone who takes property of someone else while acting against the owners wish or without the owner’s knowledge commits crime in terms of the Law. If the stolen products or materials have become a part of larger entity, have been used for the manufacture/repair of a thing or cannot be reliably or without risking damage to the victim be separated from the possessions of the thief, then the victim may be entitled to be given complete possession of that for which the stolen materials were used for. It should be noted, that only the property of Citizens and Residents will be protected against thievery.

B. Break in/Trespassing (Private building)
Whoever breaks into a house of an individual against the will or knowledge of the owner, or refuses to leave when asked to commits a crime against the law.

C. Disturbance
Everyone who disturbs the calmness and peace in Troll’s Bane by any excessively repeated verbal or physical actions and continues to do so even after official warning, commits crime in terms of the Law. Guards should note that Citizens should not be implicated for this, barring an extremely strong disturbance to others.

D. Assault
Assault is a crime which involves attacking someone with one’s fists or wounding him to the limbs in non-lethal way (and without cutting off the victim’s limbs). Guards should note that only residents and citizens are protected against an assault.

E. Defamation
Everyone who purposely designs and spreads wrong claims to harm someone else or to have own benefit from doing so commits crime in terms of the law. The crime is especially grave if it involves unfounded accusing someone in the government or guard without proper representation for committing a crime. Only citizens, guards and others in position of authority are protected against this type of crime.

F. Conspiracy to commit a Crime
Conspiring to commit a crime is now a crime in itself under the law. Should a person be caught in the act of planning, attempting or inciting others to break the laws and regulations alone or in a group, he is subject to the exactly same punishment as he would get for doing the crime. (Treat as category III.I-III.III crime depending on the crimes)

G. Concealment of identity
Anyone claiming to be another, wearing a suspicious article of clothing (hoods, long cloaks, visored helms), or refusing to remove these articles upon demand from a Governmental official or guard will be at the mercy of the law.

H. Provocation
Anyone who constantly and vigorously importunes, provokes or insults someone else by verbal or physical actions commits crime. To unsheathe a weapon and to try to inveigle someone to do illegal actions can be a form of Provocation too.

II. Medium Offenses

Punishment guidelines for the Guard:

Fines: 10-25+ silvers, or up to the worth of the stolen item if it cannot be returned.
Banishment from the Town borders and surrounding estates: 10+ days
Jail time: 7+ days



A. Claiming false status to Authorities
Claiming to be a Resident/Citizen when you in fact are not is now a crime under the law. When this false claim is done by person who is accused of a crime, he/she can get double the maximum punishment under the law for the crime.

B. Giving false information to Authorities
Lying to the authorities is a crime under the law. When the authorities ask you a question, you should answer truthfully. The punishment varies depending on the magnitude of deception.

C. Obstruction of Justice
Anyone perverting or distorting the course of justice, interfering with law-enforcement or preventing the law enforcement from fulfilling their tasks commits a crime under the law.

D. Resisting Arrest
Resisting arrest through physical or verbal means is a crime under the law. Trying to prevent the arrest of someone, or sheltering him/her else by the same means is an equal crime under the law.

E. Disobedience
Everyone who refuses to follow official orders of the Town Guard or the Government, especially refuses imprisonments, bans or other official punishments commits crime in terms of the Law.

F. Robbery
In cases of thievery where the victim is threatened to be harmed by violence the crime has to be considered as Robbery in terms of the Law. When violence is used the crime has to considered as assault or attempted murder and robbery. It should be noted, that only citizens and residents will be protected against Robbery.

G. Threat and duress
Threatening a citizen or a resident with violence, or trying to force them into doing something against his will is crime against the law. Guards or other representatives of authority can never be charged for this without the approval of the High Judge. Residents are protected against threats or duress only within the walls of Trolls bane.

H. Kidnapping
Capturing or holding someone against his will is a crime against the laws. This does not apply to criminals and a guard or other representative of government is never committing a kidnapping. It should be noted, that only Citizens and Residents will be protected against kidnapping. (Kidnapping of a citizen should be treated as III.III crime)

I. Attempted Murder
Attempted murder is a crime where it can be seen that the perpetrator attempted to murder the individual, or that the victim was sufficiently severely wounded to justify that. Guards should note that Outsiders are protected against attempted murder within the walls of the city.

III. Serious Offenses

Punishment guidelines for the Guard:

Fines: 25-50+ Silvers
Banishment from the borders of Trolls Bane and surrounding estates: Unlimited
Jail time: 20+ days



A. Spying
Spying for the benefit of other town or organization is a crime under the law. The magnitude of punishment depends on the graveness of the leaks, to which organization/town the spying has been conducted for and the duration of the spying. Always treat the case as category III.III crime until proven otherwise.

B. Murder
When a person is irreversibly killed by someone else, and it cannot be determined that this was in self-defence, it is seen as Murder in front of the law. ((OOC: Only Perma-deaths can be murder))
Anyone accused of Murder who doesn’t turn him/herself in immediately becomes an outlaw.

C. Arson and Damaging of property
Anyone who through fire or any other means, intentionally or unintentionally, damages the property of the town, an individual or a group commits a crime under the law. To encourage caution with fire, even unintentional cases of property damaging will be punished with fines. The minimum fine is 25 silvers but there is no upper limit.

D. High Treason
An individual, who alone or in a group, commits any or all of the following acts may be found guilty of treason:

* Inciting a rebellion.
* Belonging to, associating with, assisting or supporting a group which plans to overthrow the government of Trolls bane or assassinating a person belonging to or working for the government (or planning to do those individually).
* Anyone convicted of spying may also be punished for treason, and vice versa.



Revocation of citizenship, branding as outlaw, confiscation of property, extreme fines, a long period of hard labour or death by hanging may be given as punishments for treason, depending on the seriousness of the person’s guilt. All punishments for treason are handed personally by the Governor, or by the captain of the guard, should the governor be absent.



-- Changing/Editing Laws/Procedure--
Changes can be made here at any time either by request of the people or by officials of the town.

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The Town Guard

-- Guards and their Position--
The Guards are the paid protectors of the town. Their word is to be listened to. If someone refuses, they risk a possible short jail stay. Continued problems will increase the punishment.

II) J- Unnecessary Violence

* The use of Unnecessary Violence against any person, Citizen or Otherwise is completely and entirely forbidden.
* Unnecessary Violence is defined as the use of force for reasons other then preventing the escape of a criminal, suspect or person under question, Or the use of Violence in Defense of another Person, or one's self.
* It should be noted that any Guard who does not follow this law shall be suspended for a period of 3 dwarven days upon first offense, A suspension until re-education upon second offense, and an Indefinite suspension upon the third offense.

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Citizen List
Achae Eanstray
Aeridor Isthil
Aldan Vian
Altrix
Amadi Yusuf Randal
Amaria
Artimer Fault
Ashayen
Avion Kull
Ayanko
Ayla To'lorn
Bernie Bottoms
Blake Thorn
Christopher Rigden
Constance Rosegard
Dantagon Marescot
Dante Blade
Darius Kain
Decius Gavros
Dellakim Thornbrae
Denuard
Draken Delgado
Drathe
Earas Suvin
Edward Cromwell
Edward Tudor
Eli Travinius
Eyda
Fayne Furnir
Fianna Heneghan
Fooser
Frederick Hawkmoon
Garon Goldhand
Graham Zandalor
Henrik Suvin
Hooshmand al'Hooshyar
James Faros
Jebediah Thurimarg Daerwick
Jens Felldrus
Jonathan Cain
Jonathan Dawson
Jonathan Smith
Joram Thal
Joxia Doral
Julia da Silva
Julius Rothman
Justin Nickov Thyme
Kaila Travinius
Leonarde Quentin Amadeus de la Brousseborgne
Luc de Paul
Na-Chaya
Nikolai Tiron
Olive
Phibol
Poiuy
Ram Grimskalle
Ravaelo
Roland Ross
Rolfe Yeoman
Rosendil
Ryan Grey
Sarkandar
Shessidyr
Silas Farron
Starling
Sssari Trisska
Syphious Nightblade
Tak'Zel
Taron
Thomas Rothman
Sarkandar
Steward Verdazar
Tyr
Vigtyr Thane
Waybur Corwinkle Daerwick
Zach Dawson


If you want your name added or removed, please say so in this parchment, or write a letter to the Magistrate.

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Diplomacy Information and News

County of Briar
-Friendly Relations.
-No Formal Contracts.

Silverbrand
-Friendly Relations.
-Plan to continue the old contract found here.

Grey Rose
-Friendly Relations.
-No Formal Contracts.

Varshikar
-Friendly Relations.
-No Formal Contracts.

Vanima
-Friendly Relations. No formal contracts.
-The Elven Elders are the recognized leaders.

Zzyathis
-Friendly Relations.
-No Formal Contracts.

The Orcs of the Northen mountains
-Friendly Relations.
-No Formal Contracts.


The Haven of Occulte Noctournalis
-Friendly Relations.
-No Formal Contracts.

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Guilds/Groups
Guilds who operate either fully or sometimes within Trollsbane. Not all might be listed here.

The Farmers Union
Druids of the Forest
Goldburg
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Hopefully this aids in many questions citizens and newcomers might have about our town. Changes will be made as necessary.

Town Laws and Charter


Ban and Jailing

When one law is broken, the perpetrator will be warned. After the warning, the corresponding punishment of the law will be enacted.



Trials

Trials will exist for contreversial issues (such as claims by a 'victim'). A magistrate will coordinate the trial giving the claims on the board. The public will be able to give their advice and interest in each claim. And he will decide guilt or innocense.



Abuse and Attacks

Forms of excessive verbal abuse without much purpose but to provoke will have a 3 day ban. As well, forms of violence and assault will issue a 3 day ban.



Thievery

Those caught stealing will be asked to give back the item and banned for three days. If one is claimed to be a thief, a trial will be held.



Free Food/Supplies

The trees inside the walls are to aid citizens. One will not cut them, a 1 day ban will be issued of those being caught.

Anyone destroying tools will be banned for three days.



Repeated Offense

A person being found to keep breaking the laws will be jailed for a time suited fit.

If they continue to repeat offenses, they will be banned until they can prove that they will stop breaking the laws.




Purpose of the Guard

The guard is created to uphold the laws of the land. They must protect those within the wall, firstly and foremost.



Purpose of the Magistrate

The magistrate is here to interepret laws and spearhead trials. He/She will decipher disputes over the language of the laws. As well, she will work with the Archduchess to draft new laws.


Purpose of the Archduchess

The Archduchess is here to create laws and coordinate the town. Advising the other officials. She has the power to coordinate votes and events of the town.



Power of Impeachment

When an official or subordinate is found not to be doing their job, or even breaking a law, a citizen may bring up a statement. The statement should list why he/she feels the official has done wrong and will enact a vote. The vote CAN strip the powers of the official if the official is blatantly disregarding their duties or breaking the laws.

Other statements such as contreversial laws or actions can be used to display social distress. If there is enough, the action or law will be dealt with accordingly.



Current Governmental positions


Archduchess - Joxia Doral
Chancellor - Verdazar
High Judge/Magistrate - Roland Ross
High Adviser - Fayne Furnir
Citizenry Adviser - Artimer Fault
Guard Captain - Julius Rothman

Nobles rights - The rights and duties of the Noble Lords regarding their respective Borough

I. Be the Lord of the Land, only subject to the Archduchess and the Council of Nobles. This includes immunity of prosecution from all crimes which have happened within the Borough, with the exception of crimes against other nobles, treason and murder.
II. Act as the High Judge within the borders of the Borough with crimes involving commoners (Nobles are tried by the Archduke and the council of Nobles)
III. Right to grant building permits for citizens
IV. Right to tax foreigners with buildings or estates within the Borough
V. Right to train, maintain and equip his own militia or guard to keep order within the land. The noble lord may act as the captain of the group, but the authority of him and his group only exists within the borders of the borough. Furthermore, the troops shall be subjected to the command of the Archduke when so requested.

VI. Duty of overseeing that the laws of Trolls bane and the Edicts of the Archduchess are obeyed
VII. Responsibility for the development of the Borough
VIII. Follow the foreign policy set by the Archduke. This means that the noble lord may not make contracts with the representatives of any foreign third party without the consent of the Archduchess.

The nobles must allow access to their land for the citizens of Trolls bane. However, they do not have to grant it to anyone who is not a citizen (or above) of Trolls bane. The must respect the owners and ownership of buildings and land, but may deny the use of tools and buildings from anyone else they see fit. The nobles may ban or allow serfdom or slavery if they see fit, however capturing slaves within the territory of Trollsbane is strictly forbidden.


The Administration

The administration takes care of the City, and is made up of the highest civilian and military functionaries. They are responsible for the day to day operations of the city, as well as the strategic decisions involving law, foreign policy, economy and military. The Administration is lead by the Archduke of Trollsbane.


Archduke

The Archduke is the head of the city. He oversees all other lower functionaries and is the highest decision-maker within the realm. He is the primus inter pares within the council of nobles, and the Captain of the Guard and the Chancellor are directly responsible to him. This makes him the supreme authority in civilian, legal, foreign and military matters.

-The sovereign of the town (assumes the duties of the governor)
-Heads the noble council (who decide upon the noble matters)
-Elected by the Nobles and other people with voting rights, from amongst the title-holding nobles for a set period of time.
-Supreme legal authority within all lands of Trollsbane, surpassing the authority of the noblemen even on their own lands in legal matters.
-Settles legal disputes between nobles.
-Handles complaints, requests and appeals from nobles directly.
-Term of the archduke is two dwarven months long


Chancellor

The Chancellor acts as the right hand of the Archduke. As the Captain manages the military aspects, the chancellor is responsible for the civilian administration. The chancellor is the head of the Trollsbane Procurement Office (TPO), which is the city monopoly purchasing authority, handling the entire volume of purchases from the citizens . He also acts as stand-in for the governor, and functions as a link between him and the citizens.

Duties:
- The chancellor can give orders to the town guard, and if it is something extraordinary it should be agreed upon with the guard captain and/or the Archduke. The chancellor assumes the powers of the Archduke over the Guard, if the Archduke is unable to command.
- The chancellor can take command of the town guard in case of an emergency if the captain of the guard is absent, if agreed upon with the Archduke.
- The chancellor can issue a warrant on any commoner that has committed a crime according to the town laws.
- The chancellor heads the Trollsbane Procurement Office, responsible for the purchases of the town. The purchase decisions are made in conjunction with the Archduke, but the chancellor takes care of the physical transactions and announcements.
-The chancellor may be authorized by the Archduke to act as his replacement.
- The chancellor is allowed to make trade agreements for the town of Trollsbane, if agreed upon by the Archduke.
- The chancellor may act as a diplomatic representative of Trollsbane, if agreed upon by the Archduke.


Captain of the Guard

The captain is the man responsible for the recruitment, training, organization and leading of the town guard and military aspects of the city, excluding the procurement of equipment. He leads the guardsmen by his example and is responsible to the Archduke, and if so decided, to the Chancellor.

-Is responsible for the safety of the town
-Commands, trains, organizes and heads the recruitment of the guard


High Judge

The high judge oversees the punishment of criminals within the Trollsbane territory, and he is the second most senior interpreter of law and judicial matters after the Archduke of Trollsbane

-Sentences criminals captured by the guard according to the law of Trollsbane
-Handles appeals and complaints from the citizens

-May act as a diplomatic envoy under the authority of the Archduke


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Social Order

The most drastic change shall be restructuring of the social hierarchy. The politics of Trollsbane shall finally take a giant leap away from the “sign your name here” political participation and the power of nobodies, which favors masses of new citizens over the old ones. From this moment on, political influence requires becoming a stakeholder in the Arch-duchy itself. Those citizens who are raised above others shall take care of the lands and provide a long-term approach to the decision making of the town, all in the sake of common good. This does not diminish the rights of a normal citizen in any other regard than with the right to vote, and enables him to focus solely on the improvement of his own life and prosperity, under an administration which is keen to support that.


Citizens

Citizens form the backbone of the society, and benefit from the protection of Trollsbane laws, the right to sell goods to the Trollsbane Procurement Office, the right to own land and buildings without paying taxes. They have right to complain to the high judge if they feel mistreated by the guard. They are free and encouraged to work and prosper within the land of Trollsbane, free of any administrative burden.


Nobles (Title-holding Lords)

The title-holding nobles are lords of the land, who provide long-term leadership and continuous governance for the town. They are the lords of their respective boroughs, elect the Archduke, act as high judges within their own borough and have only authority second to the Archduke and his representatives within their domain. They always enjoy elevated legal protection and the presumption of innocence. Nobles do not have to complain to the High Judge, but may take their appeals and complaints directly to the Archduke.


Nobles (Spouses, Children* and Relatives* of Lords)

The nobles are the immediate family members of the title-holding lord, including their legal spouse, legitimate children with the spouse, who do not have any voting rights. The spouses are allowed to use the corresponding feminine title, matching their husbands rank (such as Baroness, Countess or Duchess). Their rights, legal protection and power within the spouse/parent’s domain are regulated by the spouse/parent. They do not have to complain to the high judge, but may take their complaints straight to the Archduke.


Nobles without title

The spouse, the children with the spouse, and two other direct relatives are eligible to the status of Noble. This may give the persons additional benefits along with those enjoyed by citizens of Trollsbane.

Archbishop

The Archbishop is the administrator of the Archbishopric, selected by the priests of his flock. He is in charge of the daily matters within the archbishopric and wields the highest authority on that land, with the right to sanction and ban criminals and blasphemers from the Archbishopric. He has the same powers within the Archbishopric as a nobleman within his borough. If he is a citizen of Trollsbane, then he has a single vote in the elections of the Archduke (though, he is barred from being a candidate), as the representative of Divine affairs. However, the amount of his votes cannot be increased, nor does he bear any connection to the council of Nobles or have any influence there. His vote is thus never counted as one of the total votes in the Council of Nobles votes, nor is he considered a nobleman in this context. However, the position of the Archbishop should be considered as prestigious as the position of Noble.

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Titles and Peerage

The Land-holders are also granted a title along with the land. The tile costs 50 silvers. In order to discourage stagnation and make the titles more influential, the land-holders are given the opportunity to increase their titles and thus influence. This however, necessitates the creation of the Peerage of Trollsbane.

Titles

I.) Baron - 1 vote – Barons are chosen and appointed by the Archduke. The Title costs 50 silvers. No Prerequisites

Ia.) Archbishop – 1 vote in the Archduke elections, chosen by the monks and priests of the Archduchy. He may cast a vote only if he is a citizen of Trollsbane. Cannot become, or be candidate for the position of Archduke.

II.) Count - 2 votes – To become a count, one must have been a citizen for three months (1 dwarven month) and Baron for three months (1 dwarven month). The title costs 50 silvers.

III.) Duke - 3 votes – Duke must have been a citizen for six months (2 dwarven months), count for three months (1 dwarven month) and must have a residence within his borough. The title costs 50 silvers.


Benefits of titles:

Each level of title gives the title-holder an additional vote. This means that a duke has three times the votes
of a baron in the election of the Archduke. In addition, in all meetings of the Noble council, the holders of
the most prestigious titles shall be given the right to speak first. Those with the most junior titles will voice
their opinions last.


Gaining a title

The new titles, as well as vacant old ones are filled by the best suited applicant under the consideration and judgement of the Archduke of Trollsbane. He alone makes the decision and determines the necessary qualifications of the applicant. The applicant however must be a citizen of Trollsbane. Any dual citizens are explicitly banned from becoming nobles. The titles cannot be combined nor can the territories be merged.


Losing the Title

Upon bestowing a title of Baron on an individual, the Archduke may use his judgement to revoke the title for any reason during the first thirty dwarven days. This is known as the trial period, and it is used to determine the suitability of the candidate, his actions and behavior. The candidate is entitled to no refund if the title is revoked because of his misbehaviour. Secessionist actions enable the Archduke to revoke the noble of his title, but an accusation of treason requires the consent of the Noble Council before the title can be revoked (the accused nobleman cannot vote). The title holder may also voluntarily give up the title entirely, or give it up for the benefit of his spouse or legitimate, biological child. The title-holder may not give the title to anyone else, and in the case where the title-holder relinquishes the title entirely, the vacant title will be filled by the Archduke. A noble who takes dual citizenship will lose the title if he does not relinquish the citizenship of any non-Trollsbane town, tribe, clan or city when requested to do so by the Archduke. Archduke who violates his duties towards the council of nobles


Inactivity

The noble may temporarily make his spouse the Steward of the Borough, which shields the noble against title revocation for inactivity. However, each dwarven month under a steward requires an administrative fee of 15 silvers and the stewardship must be announced beforehand to the Archduke. Unannounced absence of over two dwarven months gives the governor a unilateral right to revoke the nobleman’s title without any compensation. An absence of one month allows the governor to bring the case of inactivity before the council of Nobles, which may then choose to revoke the title.


Succession

Should a title-holder pass away, the title shall pass on to his [1] legal spouse, or [2] eldest legitimate child or grandchild. The Council of Nobles may hold vote regarding the acceptance of the claim made by an illegitimate child, provided that the claim is backed by sufficient proof of relation. The legality of marriages, and children and relatives must be properly marked down to the Trollsbane census book for determination of the next legal heir on the line. Stewards may inherit the land if the Archduke agrees to it (and the current title-holder gives up his claim on the title), and should be treated as preferred applicants. All other forms of succession are banned, though other relatives may be accepted as the new title-holders through the normal process of filling vacant positions.


New title-holders

When the ruler of a borough changes, either through succession or revocation of title, there are certain matters which take place depending on the situation. The widow or widower of the deceased title-holder inherits the title with the full rank the previous holder enjoyed within the peerage of Trollsbane. The descendants of the previous title-holder will experience demotion of one rank. Other new title-holders will experience demotion to the rank of Baron. The title-holders however have the normal right to increase their rank as usual.


Council of Nobles

All the title-holding nobles become members of the Trollsbane Council of Nobles immediately upon granted the land and title. The council elects the Archduke from amongst its members, handles the revocation of titles from inactive nobles, the acceptance of relatives into the nobility and may also assist the governor in solving disputes between noblemen.

The council of nobles constraints the Archdukes executive power in following ways:
The Archduke may not, under the pain of losing his position, change the internal borders of the countries or give up of any Trollsbane territory without the consent of the nobles involved and the consent of the council of nobles.The consent will come through a vote, which requires the support of more than half of the votes to succeed.

If the Archduke accuses a nobleman of Treason, then the council of Nobles (except during the first thirty days, during which the Archduke has the right to revoke the title for any reason) shall hold a vote to remove the Nobleman's title after the Archduke has presented evidence to the council. This vote requires four three quarters of the votes to be successful, with the accused nobleman being forbidden from taking part in the proceedings. If the vote fails, the Archduke must retract his accusation and apologise for tarnishing the Nobleman's honour.

If the Archduke violates his duties towards the council, or makes decisions which are not within his power, the council may vote to remove the Archduke from power. This vote requires four fifths of all votes and two thirds of all noblemen to succeed, with the Archduke not having the right to vote. In the event of a no-confidence vote, the refusal by the Archduke to step down is considered a treason against the Archduchy and all nobles.

Economy

Since the benevolent administration has every intention to make its citizens prosper, the city has decided upon a policy where it makes purchases from the citizens in order to allow the tax money to be in the direct benefit of the citizens. The equipments will be then either used for the projects of the city, or sold to other citizens or nobles at subsided prices. The transactions will be handled by the Trollsbane Procurement Office, headed by the Chancellor.


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Lands of Trollsbane

The lands surrounding Trollsbane are into two districts and seven boroughs, each borough headed by its own Noble-title holder. Trollsbane itself shall remain as neutral ground, under the direct administration of his highness, the Archduke of Trollsbane and the Chancellor of Trollsbane. The archduke cannot give up territories or change the borders of the boroughs without the consent of the council of nobles.



I. District of Trollsbane Proper, the Archducal Seat.
II. Borough of Northbridge (Count Edward Cromwell)
III. Borough of West Strand (Count Eli Travinus)
IV. Borough of Oakwood shire (Countess Fayne Furnir)
V. Borough of Riverside (Countess Joxia Doral)
VI. Borough of Southfields (Count Roland Ross)
VII. Borough of Midlands (Baron Steward Verdazar
VIII. Borough of Eastmark (Duke Julius Rothman)
IX. District of Crossroads, under the Archducal Authority.
X. The Archbishopric, under the authority of the Archbishop.


The rights and duties of the Noble Lords regarding their respective Borough

I. Be the Lord of the Land, only subject to the Archduke and the Council of Nobles. This includes immunity of prosecution from all crimes which have happened within the Borough, with the exception of crimes against other nobles, treason and murder.
II. Act as the High Judge within the borders of the Borough with crimes involving commoners (Nobles are tried by the Archduke and the council of Nobles)
III. Right to grant building permits for citizens
IV. Right to tax foreigners with buildings or estates within the Borough
V. Right to train, maintain and equip his own militia or guard to keep order within the land. The noble lord may act as the captain of the group, but the authority of him and his group only exists within the borders of the borough. Furthermore, the troops shall be subjected to the command of the Archduke when so requested.
VI. Duty of overseeing that the laws of Trollsbane and the Edicts of the Archduke are obeyed
VII. Responsibility for the development of the Borough
VIII. Follow the foreign policy set by the Archduke. This means that the noble lord may not make contracts with the representatives of any foreign third party without the consent of the Archduke.

The nobles must allow access to their land for the citizens of Trollsbane. However, they do not have to grant it to anyone who is not a citizen (or above) of Trollsbane. The must respect the owners and ownership of buildings and land, but may deny the use of tools and buildings from anyone else they see fit. The nobles may ban or allow serfdom or slavery if they see fit, however capturing slaves within the territory of Trollsbane is strictly forbidden.

Archbishopric

1.) The Monastery remains under the Authority of Trollsbane law and a part of Trollsbane. It will be handed over to the Credii and the Church of Gobaith, who form the backbone of the new administration of the area.

2.) The Monastery shall be turned into an administrative area known as the "Archbishopric", while the names of the individual buildings can remain as they are. Following the name-change, the leader of the Archbishopric is known as the Archbishop.
a.) Father Thyme shall be named as the first Archbishop, and he pledges loyalty to the laws and social order of the Archduchy.
b.) Father Thyme, as all the future archbishops, must give a pledge of loyalty to the Archduchy of Trollsbane before he can ascend to the position. This pledge must be made in the manner specified in 2-d.
c.) The Archbishopric shall have peace to conduct it's business as they wish, as long as the pledge is respected and the pious and shall be allowed to pray on the land.
d.) The exact wording of the pledge: "I, -name- hereby swear in the name of -name-, to diligently and without desire for personal gain to perform my duties as the Archbishop. I shall shepherd the flock fairly, to be pious and respect the laws of Trollsbane. I thank the Almighty gods who have blessed me, and pray that I shall serve them well, for they are the beginning and the end, and I am a mere mortal."
e.) The Archbishop manages his own organization, and should have elections amongst the priests of the Archbishopric on set intervals. Citizenship of another town or area does not prevent a priest from becoming the Archbishop. However, only the priests and monks of the Archbishopric shall be given the right to vote or run for becoming an archbishop.
f.) The priests of the archbishopric are allowed to have their own congregations or churches, and are not forced to cooperate with each other beyond adhering to the commands of the Archbishop, and the election of the Archbishop.
g.) The archbishop has the right to sanction monks and priests for misbehavior, and to ban individuals for committing crimes or blasphemy within the Archbishopric territory.

3.) The archbishop and the archbishopric shall enjoy a status comparable to a borough with a single vote, with the exception that only those Archbishops who are citizens of Trollsbane shall be able to exercise their right to vote. Furthermore, this vote is only available in the election for the governor, and the Archbishop does not have any connection with the council of Nobles.


Signed
Lord Edward Cromwell
First Archduke of Trollsbane

Lord Rothman
Second Archduke of Trollsbane


# Citizens that are apart of Boroughs may now vote.
# Votes are tallied by the leader of the Borough and made public, a neutral member of the Town will be assigned to either Borough to ensure the correct total of votes from either Borough.
# At the end of the voting period, the votes will be tallied together and the member of the nobles who garners the most citizenry votes will gain 3 electoral votes in the elections. These votes count just the same as any noble's votes.


Forestry Law
~ Rules concerning the cutting and planting of trees ~


§1) Within the town walls of Troll’s Bane the planting and cutting of trees is forbidden.
§2) Outside the town walls, on the territory of Troll’s Bane, it is not allowed to cut or plant trees in distance of ten feet from the town walls. Planting trees close to paths is not allowed as well. Cutting trees close to paths is forbidden due to the safety reasons.
§3) Regarding the previous two paragraphs, everyone is allowed to make forestry on the Territory of Troll’s Bane.
§4) The official forester of Troll’s Bane is not limited by the Paragraphes 1 and 2. He – and only the forester – is allowed to plant and cut trees within the town walls. The forester’s main responsibility is to keep the paths of the town free from too many trees close to the paths.



Citizen Law
~ List of Rights and Duties of citizens ~


§1) Citizenship

a) Every upright person who is not member/citizen of another town and who is not wanted due to any criminal actions is able to become citizen of Troll’s Bane. Age, race and denomination (except heresy) of the person are irrelevant for gaining citizenship.
b) The person has to ask the Governor for citizenship; by absence one of his/her deputies. The person has to swear the following Citizen Oath before becoming citizen of Troll’s Bane:

Upon the Five, I swear I will give my loyalty
to the Town of Troll’s Bane, its Citizens and its Government;
I promise to serve for the good of the town and its citizens,
to dignify the laws and to meet my civic duty.


c) It can be applied for citizenship by writing a message to the Governor of Troll's Bane, too. You have to state in your message that you are not be citizen/member of another town and that you are not wanted for any crime in any part of Gobiath. Furthermore, you have to quote the Citizen Oath. Finally, you need to sign your message with your full name and title to apply for citizenship.
d) A person looses citizenship by repeated criminal actions or by betraying the town Troll’s Bane, especially by any try of putsch. Citizenship is also lost if one did not make use of his right to vote since three elections. Furthermore the Governor or his/her deputy always is allowed to withdraw citizenship of any citizen. Citizens always are allowed to resign their citizenship and thus relieved from the Citizen Oath by informing the Governor or his/her deputy.
e) There is no fee for citizenship at all.


§2) Civic Duties

a) Every citizen pledges oneself to regard and stick to the Town Laws. Every citizen pledges oneself to respect the elected government and its deputies and to follow its decisions, within the framework of the Town Laws.
b) Every citizen pledges oneself to act for the good of the town Troll’s Bane and to support the town with advice and action in 2times when needed, as far as it is wanted by the government and its deputies.
c) Every citizen pledges oneself to respect the other citizens of the town Troll’s Bane and to aspire to good of the citizens of Troll’s Bane in all conscience.


§3) Civil Rights

a) Citizenship allows every citizen who is at least 14 years old to participate at elections in Troll’s Bane, either as candidate or voter.
b) Citizenship allows every citizen to rent property in terms of land and/or buildings within the borders of the territory of Troll’s Bane tax-free; non-citizens have to pay a tax for that, the amount depending on the size of the property.
c) Citizenship allows every citizen the right for adequate aid, welfare and protection by the town, by the government, its deputies and by the citizens of Troll’s Bane.
d) Citizenship allows every citizens the right to aspire to trials in the framework of the Town Laws and to use make use of jurisdiction for clarifying private disagreements and conflicts with citizens and non-citizens.
e) Citizenship allows every single citizen the right to ask the government and its deputies for permission to cut trees within the Town itself.

Archduchess Joxia Doral
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Post by Friedwulfa » Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:48 pm

Dear Joxia Doral,

some people say, Trollsbane thinks we have a pact with the demon. I am sure you laugh about this accusation, because you were in Silverbrand.
But i think we have to find time for some discussions.

Respectfully,
Queen Friedwulfa Silverblade of Silverbrand

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Post by Gregory Hardcast » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:22 pm

Dear Lady Doral.

I notice you have become remarkably fond of titles as of late. May i remind you that as archdukess, im sure we would all feel much better if you removed the other titles, so as to signify your dedication to the town. I think you should add 'known member of the temple' to that list as well.

If you dont, i suggest you step down and allow someone with Trollsbane's real interest take control.

~Gregory Hardcast.

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Post by Alber G » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:44 pm

Like Lord Heneghan!


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Post by Joxia Doral » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:17 am

To all citizens I would like to say you are doing very well and your patience in this matter is appreciated. I am proud of the way I have seen everyone working together in Goldburg. I have no doubts that if we keep this up we will surely get through this.

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Post by Joxia Doral » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:28 am

The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

I would like to call a meeting of the council for as soon as possible to discuss the troubles and possible solutions as well as go over the unfinished business we were interrupted in during the previous meeting. If all nobles can send me a dove letting me know what times are best for you I would appreciate it.

Also to Duke Julius Rothman, I am still awaiting a meeting with you so that you can hand over the treasury and whatever keys you are holding still. Your promt response will be appreciated.

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Post by Joxia Doral » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:32 pm

The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

A bit of good news to everyone! The flooding and the bridges have been repaired in Trolls Bane. This does NOT mean the town is safe to be in yet.
But it is an improvement that we can enjoy once we are able to return.

~Archduchess Joxia Doral~

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Post by Joxia Doral » Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:40 pm

The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

CITIZENS OF TROLLS BANE

It now appears safe for everyone to return and we will cautiously try to live our lives once again from our homes at least. I urge everyone to stay cautious in case there is any remaining dangers until everything has been looked into thoroughly.

~Archduchess Joxia Doral~

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Post by Julius » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:54 am

A small dove can be seen fluttering over the tall gates and swooping down towards the wall, a note clutched tightly in it's claws. Upon approaching it, it relinquishes the note and flies off. Opening the delicate intricate loop, it reveals the following message:

Greetings,

Excuse me if my absence from the isle has caused the town any un - needed harm and please give me some more time to finish my errands back home. When I am able to return, I will see to it that the proper items are swiftly transferred back to you. However, I am quite displeased with a few matters and hopefully they can be privately discussed with you upon the meeting. I wish you all the luck and strength to deal with the matters facing not only this isle, but the town itself.

Signed,
Lord Rothman

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Post by Joxia Doral » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:47 am

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Lord Rothman has returned and given over the treasury which I will make a report of in the upcoming day. He has taken the position of Guard Captain and I trust his capabilities in this undertaking.

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Post by Joxia Doral » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:28 pm

The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

THE TREASURY STARTS OUT IN THIS TERM AS THIS:

19 gold
75 silver
101 copper
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- 1 gold to the Grovestriders for guard help for the town for the upcoming month
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18 G, 75 S, 101 C

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Post by Richter Brown » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:50 pm

Was ist denn nur mit Trolls Bane los?
Als ein Mitglied von den "Knights of Gobiath" der Statthalter war baute er für seine Ritterschaft eine Burg im Osten von unseren Steuergeldern.

Jetzt kommt diese Doral und nimmt unsere Steuergelder um es unter einer Gruppe die sich "Grovestrider" nennt, und denen sie vorsitzt zu verteilen.

BETRUG!

Nehmt eure Schwerter, Volk von Trolls Bane, und lasst euch das nicht gefallen!
Es ist UNSER Gold, das diese Doral so freizügig an Ihre eigens gegründete Gruppe verteilt!

Wehrt Euch, Bürger!


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Post by LifeWonder » Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:09 pm

One gold to the Grovestriders for helping town.

Ha ha, ha, ha. Ha ha.

- Unsigned

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Post by Joxia Doral » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:01 pm

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JUst to be perfectly clear the Grovestriders have been empoyeed by Trolls Bane for quite some time
From: Mr. Cromwell
To: Grovestriders Mercenaries
Posted: Sat Oct 11, 2008 1:05 pm
Subject: Re: A snowy white kestrel falcon brings a message Quote message
Grovestriders Mercenaries wrote:
Governor Cromwell,

First I appologize for the delay in sending this to you. There are just too many things to get done and never enough time it seems to get them done.
I trust you are well.
I propose 20 silver per month per Grovestrider that is given this assignment should you decide to allow us. I have five men I feel are qualified to handle the job not including myself and Darius. There are another five who would be on duty only with a senior member until its seen that they can handle the job. I would require a key to the jail.
The reason for needing a key is that I already sat all day with a prisoner in the tavern waiting for someone with a key to show up. They never did so the prisoner was released. The job cannot be done properly if offenders cannot be jailed.

On another topic...Julius. He increasingly becoming more of problem. But I think he will provide the solution himself soon. He is claiming that will cut down every cultist on sight. If he does this he can be arrested. So lets hope he does it soon.

Thank you for your time.
Grovestrider Commander
Squire Joxia Doral


Lady Joxia

I'm delighted to receive your letter. Your general terms seem acceptable, however I would like to propose the following changes to the contract.

1.) The first rate troops are paid 20 silver coins per month, if employed.
2.) The second rate troops are paid half of that sum, if employed.
3.) The contract between the Grovestriders and the City of Trollsbane gives the latter the status of "Most Prefferred Employer", meaning that while the Grovestriders are allowed to take other jobs, these cannot interfere with or prevent the Grovestriders from taking care of their duties towards Trollsbane, which are always prioritised.
4.) The Governor (Lord Cromwell), Captain of the guard (John Smith) and Chancellor (Liam Heneghan) are the ones with the authority (in that particular order) over the Grovestriders, in addition to the normal Grovestrider chain of command.
5.) The governor pays a lump sum to the Commander of the Grovestriders, who in turn sees this sum distributed to the individual mercenaries.
6.) The keys and other equipment possibly bestowed to the grovestriders will be handed back as soon as the contract ends or when requested.
7.) The Grovestriders focus mainly on assisting the guard in its duties and patrolling the Trollsbane territory, though other duties may be given to them when seen necessary.

I hope you find these terms acceptable. For the first month, I am interested in hiring all the five you mentioned.

Lord Cromwell

And to assure the public that the funds are properly spent here are the members who have been or are fixing to be paid for assisting the town guard for the next dwarven month with the one gold at 20 silver or less per person:
Dellakim Thornbrey Littlethorn
Ram Griskalle
Aldan Vian
Avion Kull
Jonathan Caine
Draken Delgado
Dave Price


I hope this clears up any doubts.

~-~Archduchess Joxia Doral~-~
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Post by Richter Brown » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:14 pm

Re: The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

Some notes are added with red inc
Joxia Doral wrote:
Dellakim Thornbrey Littlethorn - She cant even handle a sword
Ram Griskalle - Never seen in Trollsbane
Aldan Vian - Never seen doing any duty
Ayrion Vian - Who is that?
Draken Delgado - Who is that?
I hope this clears up any doubts.

~-~Archduchess Joxia Doral~-~

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Post by Aldan Vian » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:20 pm

I'm Always on duty even when I am working on something else.

Aldan

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Post by Bellringer » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:32 pm

Aldan, yousks beinks absolutely useless and yousks knowinks it.

The message is deliberately left unsigned, but the author wouldn't be hard to guess...

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Post by Aldan Vian » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:40 pm

*Aldan walks up to the board and mumbles sluightly to himself. Oviously Grakir.*

I'm useless? At least I care about more then myself and your little minions.

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Post by LifeWonder » Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:46 pm

Well!

It's clear the Grovestriders have done a wonderful job at keeping the town safe for the whole month! Absolutely worth a gold!

Not that we were attacked by demons, taken over by demons, all had to flee to Goldburg.

If that happened, I suppose we could complain! But none of that happened. They totally were worth a gold coin.

All hail Emperor Joxia!

- Blake

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Post by bdgdkay » Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:40 pm

In my opinion, though not aiming for any hard feelings with any of those in question, this has to be brought up. It was written, and I'll quote, "The first rate troops are paid 20 silver coins per month, if employed." I was wondering, what exactly qualifies a person as a first rate troop? And beside this, is their work worth that of a full guard?

Personally, from what Ive seen, and this is still not to insult any of the listed persons, Ayrion has on various occasions gone as far as assaulting me, even during our time of refuge at goldburg, Ive seen Draken and Ram maybe once or twice in the past 6 dwarven months, and Aldan and Dellakim, they have helped at various occasions, but their work has not been up to the standards of a full guard.
I would understand maybe a recruits payment, or even abit more at 15 silver, but the requirments for a Grovestrider's help is not the same as the town guards. You might note that they dont even have to be a citizen, but they still get payed the same as a guard.

Altrix,
Town guard
Marshal of Southfields

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Post by Aldan Vian » Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:40 pm

Note I am a citizen Altrix and used to serve on the guard for a little while.

Aldan
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Post by Julius » Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:45 am

Contract of Grovestrider wrote:It comes a time to re-orchestrate the deal previously made with the group known as the Grovestriders. Most of the ideals and customs of the contract below mirror that of the old agreement made under Lord Cromwell's rule.

Pay will not change. Mercenaries deemed "First Rate" will continue to be given 20 silver coins monthly if they are employed. The "Second rate" troops will be continue to be paid half that sum. The status of "Most Preferred Employer" will still stand, meaning that while the Grovestriders are allowed to take other jobs, these cannot interfere with their duties that are issued from Trolls Bane.

Grovestrider troops will only be authorized by leading officials in the Grovestriders, the current Archduke (Lord Rothman), Captain of the Guard (Taylor Windslasher), and Chancellor (Ayla To'lorn). The Archduke or someone who is given the duty pays the group a large lump sum monthly to be distributed among the active members. Any keys, equipment, or other items bestowed upon their members are to be given back at the termination of this Contract.

The Grovestrider's focus is mainly on aiding the Town Guard in the protection of the town, though any number of duties within reason will be given unto them if deemed necessary.

Both parties signify agreement and are bond by their signatures below.

Signed,
Lord Rothman

Signed,
Commander Joxia Doral
As you may see from the contract written above, which was signed and dated under my leadership over 2 dwarven weeks ago, the Grovestriders are entitled to a "lump sum". As much as I see it cliche that a leader of a Town is paying her other faction this money that is entitled to them, tis still a just move. The deal with the Grovestriders has been in effect for at least 3 dwarven months. Never has anyone stood up and tested it's validity. If you felt wrongly about it's contents, you should have said so when the contract under Lord Cromwell's administration and the one under mine was signed. You did not and that was purely your own fault. I'd appreciate it if the conversation would not spread over these walls even further now that it is resolved.

Lovely how new Archdukes are ushered in with such a warm welcome and distaste on deals made under someone else' leadership.

Signed,
Lord Rothman

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Post by Flowers upon the water » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:44 am

LifeWonder wrote:Well!

It's clear the Grovestriders have done a wonderful job at keeping the town safe for the whole month! Absolutely worth a gold!

Not that we were attacked by demons, taken over by demons, all had to flee to Goldburg.

If that happened, I suppose we could complain! But none of that happened. They totally were worth a gold coin.

All hail Emperor Joxia!

- Blake
Noooo....none of this could possibly ever happen.

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Post by Joxia Doral » Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:09 pm

The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

It has been decide in the interest of the well being and safety of the people that this new law be added.

II) J- Unnecessary Violence

* The use of Unnecessary Violence against any person, Citizen or Otherwise is completely and entirely forbidden.
* Unnecessary Violence is defined as the use of force for reasons other then preventing the escape of a criminal, suspect or person under question, Or the use of Violence in Defense of another Person, or one's self.
* It should be noted that any Guard who does not follow this law shall be suspended for a period of 3 dwarven days upon first offense, A suspension until re-education upon second offense, and an Indefinite suspension upon the third offense.

~Sir Roland Ross,
High Judge and Magistrate of Trollsbane~

~-~Archduchess Joxia Doral~-~

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Post by Joxia Doral » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:29 am

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A MEETING OF THE NOBLE COUNCIL IS PLANNED FOR TOMORROW

AT 2pm (CST) I think the upper floor of the library will due nicely in light of the cold weather.

~-~Archduchess Joxia Doral~-~

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Post by Joxia Doral » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:29 am

The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

It comes a time to re-orchestrate the deal previously made with the group known as the Grovestriders. Most of the ideals and customs of the contract below mirror that of the old agreement made under Lord Cromwell's rule.

Pay will not change. Mercenaries deemed "First Rate" will continue to be given 20 silver coins monthly if they are employed. The "Second rate" troops will be continue to be paid half that sum. The status of "Most Preferred Employer" will still stand, meaning that while the Grovestriders are allowed to take other jobs, these cannot interfere with their duties that are issued from Trolls Bane.

Grovestrider troops will only be authorized by leading officials in the Grovestriders, the current Archduchess (Joxia Doral), Captain of the Guard (Julius Rothman), and Chancellor (Verdazar Ivinius). The Archduke or someone who is given the duty pays the group a large lump sum monthly, beginning on the first of Adras, to be distributed among the active members. Any keys, equipment, or other items bestowed upon their members are to be given back at the termination of this Contract.

The Grovestrider's focus is mainly on aiding the Town Guard in the protection of the town, though any number of duties within reason will be given unto them if deemed necessary.

Both parties signify agreement and are bond by their signatures below.

Signed
Grovestrider Captain
Darius Kaine

Signed
Chancellor of Trollsbane
Verdazar Ivinius

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Post by Julius » Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:00 am

Erm..

If you were going to steal the format of my contract in it's entirety, you could have at least asked.

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Post by Gregory Hardcast » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:10 pm

Julius wrote:
Contract of Grovestrider wrote:It comes a time to re-orchestrate the deal previously made with the group known as the Grovestriders. Most of the ideals and customs of the contract below mirror that of the old agreement made under Lord Cromwell's rule.

Pay will not change. Mercenaries deemed "First Rate" will continue to be given 20 silver coins monthly if they are employed. The "Second rate" troops will be continue to be paid half that sum. The status of "Most Preferred Employer" will still stand, meaning that while the Grovestriders are allowed to take other jobs, these cannot interfere with their duties that are issued from Trolls Bane.

Grovestrider troops will only be authorized by leading officials in the Grovestriders, the current Archduke (Lord Rothman), Captain of the Guard (Taylor Windslasher), and Chancellor (Ayla To'lorn). The Archduke or someone who is given the duty pays the group a large lump sum monthly to be distributed among the active members. Any keys, equipment, or other items bestowed upon their members are to be given back at the termination of this Contract.

The Grovestrider's focus is mainly on aiding the Town Guard in the protection of the town, though any number of duties within reason will be given unto them if deemed necessary.

Both parties signify agreement and are bond by their signatures below.

Signed,
Lord Rothman

Signed,
Commander Joxia Doral
As you may see from the contract written above, which was signed and dated under my leadership over 2 dwarven weeks ago, the Grovestriders are entitled to a "lump sum". As much as I see it cliche that a leader of a Town is paying her other faction this money that is entitled to them, tis still a just move. The deal with the Grovestriders has been in effect for at least 3 dwarven months. Never has anyone stood up and tested it's validity. If you felt wrongly about it's contents, you should have said so when the contract under Lord Cromwell's administration and the one under mine was signed. You did not and that was purely your own fault. I'd appreciate it if the conversation would not spread over these walls even further now that it is resolved.

Lovely how new Archdukes are ushered in with such a warm welcome and distaste on deals made under someone else' leadership.

Signed,
Lord Rothman
The reason for this Lord Rothman, is that the people are no longer able to vote for their 'archduke'. Therefore, when the common man wakes up one day to find himself ruled by someone completely random (i will not go into the details of lady joxia's known association with the temple) they are sure to ask questions.

If the town is paying these 'grovestriders' money, i suggest they show us results, or stop paying them. I personally have never witnessed any of these individuals aiding the town. It seems to me like Lady joxia is simply transferring town funds to her own pocket.

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Post by Joxia Doral » Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:47 pm

The Archduchy of the Town of Trolls Bane

The meeting starts in about 15 minutes.

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