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Kaidan Firestone wrote:Dear Orioli,
After some thought I've decided that fighting you over taxes isn't what the town needs at this time. The tax will remain the same level as when Elijah was governor. Any raises or decreases will be done appropriately by the elected governor proposing them and the town holding a vote as to whether to pass or not pass it. If you need help with ideas as to how to make money from your land, feel free to contact me. I estimate you could easily make 60 silver from that borough every dwarven month.
Yet the Bearer's of Fire are deciding who is citizen or not by use of the ban. Will our "elected" officials also be decided this way?An honest Government that does the best for it's Citizens is what we are striving for. The best way to ensure any Government is doing what is best for the Citizens is by making that Government made up of Citizens and answerable to those Citizens.
To put it simply, no. The Bearers have no say, the Dwarfs have no say.
At the meeting it was decided that some sort of ban would be placed on those which will bring harm to Bane outright due all the other buggers wanting to bugger them and ruin Bane at the same time.... meaning, the temple's a no show for the moment.
As for that tax nonsense. Seriously Ori, pay the feckin' tax or give up the land. Wasn't it you complaining about the lack of guards? Funny, how do you reckon guards be hired if there isn't anyway to pay them?
In Nargun's name,
We're going to delcare War on Trollsbane? This is certainly news to myself. Perhaps our insistance to return to Bane is not because of our lust for power and dominance but because many of us, unlike the Bearers, call Bane our home. I seem to recall sitting about the campfire many nights with other citizens, sharing tales and company. During such time the guard, which did a fine job of protecting Bane, contained a number of Templar who were amongst the most experienced, active and dedicated of its number. What's more the coin that was gathered from merchant and teleporter taxes was more than ample to provide for this defence, without the need to inflict excessive land taxes. Should there have been times when extra income was needed, it was provided personally by us as we had the financial ability to pay without transferring the costs to the citizens of Bane.
Though our tactics may at times be a little underhand, I would like to remind you that we managed to remove an unpopular and corrupt Governor without resorting to violence and shows of force, and with little inconvenience to the town or its people. You could elect fairly and democratically a thousand governments before you will find one that matches the dedication and ability of those we create. Agree with our methods or not you will one day come to understand that we are what is best for Bane, but have it your way, for now, I suppose.