Welcome stranger.....it seems you found your way through the deep jungle. As you can see there is nothing here just my poor self, bare lands and a long coast line.
I have a lot of building materials available though....but not enough man power to start a settlement.....what should I do?
You want to help me to build up a town? Are you sure you want to help me? Hm since you have nothing else to do there is no harm?....I wish more people like yourself would show up.
Then let's start building the foundation for this town.
The name of the town? I want to name it Dùath sounds about right?
My name? Ah I forgot to introduce myself....talking about bad manners.
My name is Lil Cassiopeia and the gods have given me the ability to create a settlement and govern over it. But what is a town without it's people.....kind of lifeless right?
I want to make a town for merchants and crafters alike.
With great roads to several free citys so that many will find the way to us.
You are afraid of bandits and ravaging beasts? Hm good point but Arboreus is a relative peaceful world for travelers. The gods have created a rule for our races to life in harmony instead of killing ourselves. Sounds good right?
You are still afraid of the beasts outside and the unprotected road? I will personally take care of that as well. Mercenaries and soldiers who will align with our goals will be welcomed and good payed.
Criminals and wild monsters will pose no problems to my citizens at all.
Hm the foundation looks good lets put up a road sign and wait for people to gather.
Finally after finding some citizens the Governor declared the vision of her city.
Dùath is located in Arboreus and part of the The Moonshadow Dryads.
It will function as a diplomatic and trade gate between friendly minded guilds and cities in Arboreus and Syndesia.
Located at the sea the port town will allow adventurer to access the city from locations far away through a gate and execute trade business fast and smoothly.
Since big cities can accommodate 100 to 200 citizens it will be necessary to put a structured chain of command in place.
The Governor Lil Cassiopeia is the highest authority in the city.
Dùath has an autocratic rule and the Governor is selected for lifetime. She will oversee the development and growth of the city and gives directions after consulting with the deputy Governors.
The deputy Governor is the second highest position and only has to answer to the Governor. The deputy Governor is announced by the Governor and only she can revoke the announcement.
The deputy Governor will support the Governor in her daily business of managing the city. The deputy Governor will also communicate with the representatives of Dùath and present urgent matters to the Governor.
Governor: Lil Cassiopeia
The city council represents the citizens of Dùath. During the meetings directions for development of the city will be discussed. This includes planning infrastructure, trades with other cities, regulate taxes, territory management and possible alliance in consultation with The Moonshadow Dryads capital and its leadership in Kelutral.
The city council consists of Governor Lil Cassiopeia, deputy Governors and representatives of Dùath. The representatives will be elected by the citizens for the duration of 3 months. After the election period is over a new election will take place. The representatives will be responsible in collecting ideas for improvements and concerns from citizens.
In case several guilds are citizens of Dùath and they represents 10 % or more of the population the guild leader will be granted a permanent seat at the council table. I would encourage merchants, craftsman, mercenaries and adventures to form a guild for that purpose alone and excel at their craft.
Life as a citizen
We welcome everyone to become a citizen as long as his alignment is not evil and he agrees to follow the rules of Dùath. An application can be sent directly to the Governor or deputy Governor who will discuss your request. Once your citizenship is approved we will create a living space for you and help you with the construction of your new home.
For those who want to leave the city or are unsatisfied with the rule please give your concerns to the representatives first. We may find a solution which will ease your concerns and will convince you to stay. If you still want to leave Dùath then give your representatives the message and the city council will talk your request over.
If you commit a crime in this city your name will be tainted for lifetime so there will be no second chance. Murder, theft and treason there will be no mercy for those who commit these crimes or worse! Therefore criminals are aware you will be watched by our city guard!
1.) Abusive language, hate, racism or similar actions will lead to banishment from the city and allied cities/nations will be informed as well. (major law)
2.) Crime, murder and theft will not be tolerated and will be reported by the city guard! (major law)
3.) To initiate a fight with a person who is a member of an allied city or kingdom is forbidden!
However, duels which are agreed on beforehand are allowed. (common law)
4.) To start a war in the name of Dùath is forbidden and the person will be exiled from the city! (major law)
5.) A citizen alone cannot speak for Dùath to another city or nation! Matters regarding the city are always discussed in the council. (major law)
6.) Taxes have to be paid by all citizens without exceptions. (common law)
7.) Every citizen must contribute to the growth of the city. Without active citizens the city will fall into ruins (common law)
To break one of the major laws will lead to the highest degree of punishment which is exile from the city of Dùath.
If a citizen breaks one of the common laws the city council will decide how to handle and define the punishment.