Kintargo - The FIrst Proclamations
Lord Mayor Barzillai Thrune has issued seven proclamations to codify and expand changes to local law. Anyone caught breaking a proclamation is immediately arrested by the dottari and brought to the nearest watchtower on the city wall for processing. In most cases, one merely has to pay a fine, but in cases where the fine can’t be paid or the perpetrator is a repeat offender, the punishments can be greater.
Proclamations are posted in public places for all to see, and when a new proclamation is set in place, town criers march the city streets to announce them. The currently active proclamations are as follows.
Proclamation the First: All slayers of city pests (hereby ascribed as doves, mice, and ravens) who present said pests to the dottari shall be rewarded with a bounty of one copper piece.
Proclamation the Second: All places of public business must display in a position of prominence within the first room accessible from the building’s primary entrance a portrait of Her Infernal Magestrix Queen Abrogail II. Said portrait must measure no less than 17 by 11 inches.
Proclamation the Third: All those who capture, alive and unharmed, feral dogs of a weight exceeding 50 pounds are to be rewarded with a payment of two silver pieces upon transfer of the dogs to the dottari. Such noble guardian creatures should find homes worthy of their kind!
Proclamation the Fourth: The right to wear fine embroidered clothing in public is hereafter proscribed to anyone other than agents of House Thrune or the Holy Church of Asmodeus. Exceptions can be awarded or purchased at the city’s discretion.
Proclamation the Fifth: Grain is life! Should grain be spilled in public, all must be gathered, cleaned, and repackaged within the hour. Any person who allows grain to go ungathered after a spillage shall be fined one copper piece per grain.
Proclamation the Sixth: The imbibing of night tea brings a dangerous imbalance to the slumbering mind. Between the hours of sunset and sunrise, the taking of tea is proscribed.
Proclamation the Seventh: The odor and flavor of mint is an abomination to the refined palate. Be not the cretin! Mint use in candies, drinks, and all manner of confections is hereby proscribed.
Proclamation the Eighth: All nonnative ships’ captains must remain on board their ships and are barred from setting foot on land within Kintargo’s city limits – their crew and agents are free to come and go, but their actions directly the responsibility of their captains, and any crew caught breaking Kintargan law shall have its punishment visited upon the crew members as well as their captain. Any captain caught setting foot in Kintargo is to be punished by squassation.