Citizens of Stragosa,
Let it be known that as of the start of winter in the year 604 of the age of the lion, the Small 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 ‘Gothic Model’ and takes on some of the responsibility directly under the auspices of Stragosa.
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.
As a reminder, the District Magistrates are: Lady Alexandra Gale (Church), Lady Patricia Underwood (Guard), Lord Pietro Giotolli (Well), Prince Korma Araga (South), and Princess Loredona Dilacorvo/Sir Marius (Market). The Library District is managed by the Seneschal at this time, but the previous District Magistrate was Lord Reinhart Sonnenheim, who has taken on the mantle of Lord Marshall.
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. Please also let someone like the Seneschal, MoC, census taker, or Emeric Sanguine know know IG that you’re getting fed.
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 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: The ‘citizenship system’ had some privileges and perks and this is the most basic perk of contributing, but right now nobody is planning to strong-arm people who just want a warm bed. For now. Some of us are super shady.
Q: What’s this ‘gothic model’ thing of cooperative blah-blah?
A: An existing exchange of resources, labour and expertise (think ‘co-op’) is getting re-branded. Please reach out to the people who know more about it IG if you want to know more!