"Yes, indeed it was a bureaucratic legerdemain, as Talos eloquently said. However, we got more than we bargained for I fear. Our actions are already bordering the limits layed in the Code, and we only have been in charge of this town for a few seasons. Furthermore, it was inhabited by people over which we had a great measure of control. If more citizen establish themselves here, we are doomed. I agree entirely in with Tartessos' outlook on the situation."
"Because of our actions, this covenant is part of this town, wether we like it or not. We can only mitigate the negative consequences. Of course, the pratice of our art requires privacy. I tend to lean in the same direction than Talus, but think we should go further and still claim all the land which we currently own. However, we should put it to use swiftly before the settlers arrives. There were talks of planting olive, lemon, pommegrenate and various other trees, I suggest we do it right away, before the settlers arrive. We will get yearly harvests, but more importantly provide us with an additionnal layer of privacy, which would supplement the wall. This should allow us to cast spells more or less openly inside the confine of the covenant."
"As for the management of the town, we should surrender it entirely to its citizen, provided that the town charter doesn't allow for our land to be seized, ever, and our taxes to become unreasonable. Nobody here has the legal knowledge to write such a charter, so I suggest we hire scholar, well versed in civil law, to write it for us. Nothing prevents us from influencing councilors from the shadows. Tartessos had an excellent idea; a few of our most talented and trusted covenfolk can be our agents in the town council, limiting our apparent involvment. They might have to move their workshop in the town proper, away from the covenant, so they are not seen to be too closely associated with us."
(OOC: Nicolae has been exploring the islands for some seasons with the vis locating enchantments. Any results on that ?
For the place to be placed under our supervision, I suggest Hagar Quim, the blue grotto, ghar dalam, fungus rock, maybe a few of the caves on the Gozo islands? )