Citizens of Stragosa,
Let it be known that towards the end of winter in the year 604 of the age of the lion, the Ruling Council of Stragosa is taking a direct hand in ensuring those in need are going to be sheltered and fed through the coming long winter. This continues the good work done by the District Magistrates at the start of the winter, and the kindness of Reichgrafin Hezke von Heidrich.
Any law-abiding citizen of Stragosa registered by the census taker may reach out to the Master of Coin or Seneschal (Sir Kirsa Blackiron) or one of their duly appointed deputies in order to receive food for themselves and their families until the next forum. Similarly, any law-abiding citizen of Stragosa may reach out to any District Magistrate who has housing in their district and housed free of charge. In exchange, the city expects a small contribution in the form of labour or other resources that can be spared. If the labour has already been pledged to other worthy causes, or if you have recently already helped the city, no citizen will be turned away, of course. Please register your need now: you will be fed and sheltered, and at some point in the future you will be asked to help with the common good.
Additionally, Stragosa will renew its ‘citizenship’ system that was in use last spring and combine it with the cooperative approach of the ‘Gothic Model’ to ensure the needs of the citizenry are met. This means Stragosa will continue to reward citizens who aid Stragosa by performing tasks assigned to them by an officer of the city (such as census taking, tax collection, archeological investigations, or types of labour). In turn, urgently needed equipment or other assistance can be provided to those who contribute back to Stragosa. Continue reaching out to Sir Emeric Sanguine for instructions for how to contribute; he will receive pointers from the Seneschal and Master of Coin of how to direct those efforts. This is also a good time to recognize the continued activities of our census taker, Master Eloi, who has relentlessly worked to keep ensure the integrity of Stragosa’s citizenry.
It is with unquenchable joy and unbridled enthusiasm that I can announce the return of Lord Edwin Fafnir to this august forum, resuming as District Magistrate of his beloved Well District, after a brief voyage to our homeland. To recap, this means the current District Magistrates are Lord Edwin Fafnir (Well), Lady Alexandra Gale (Church), Lady Patricia Underwood (Guard), Lord Pietro Giotolli (Market), Prince Korma Araga (South), and Sir Marius (Portofino). The Library District continues to be managed by the Seneschal, Sir Kirsa Blackiron at this time, but I’m told a permanent appointment is very near.
Emich von Volksnand
Master of Coin
Questions Which Have Been Posed With Alarming Frequency and Thus Demand Answer
Q: How does my character get fed?
A: If your character has been registered on the census as residing in Stragosa and you have no other affiliations (visitor, Kuarlite, etc), just indicate in your downtime that you’re getting fed by Stragosa/the treasury. If you’ve just shown up as a player character and you need food so you get a downtime, we will feed you.
Q: How does my character get housed?
A: Most/all District Magistrates have buildings that can house player characters between forums. Reach out to your favourite DM in-game (e.g. on FB chat, see their names above) and ask if they’ve got room, and what the location is (city square/coordinate) that you can provide in your downtime. The DMs *shouldn’t* be charging your character anything for this privilege, but some of them are super shady I’ve heard.
Q: Are you gonna demand that I pledge all of my character’s resources to the city if I take you up on free food and housing?!
A: No. But if you do sleep in a DM’s house and eat the city’s food, you may be asked to help out with some basic, non-deadly task at some point in the future. Nobody’s gotta smash your character if you decide not to, at that time. This is meant to help drive RP between characters, not end it.
Q: Who is the census taker?
A: Master Eloi. He’d love to add you to the census so we can make sure your character is taken care of if needed.