Once again the table of the council chamber where covered with all sorts of delicious food stuff and wines. It where almost as if Justus saved all the extraordinary food till the council meetings. As the magi assembled Justus began to speak in his self appointed chairman style, [color=red]Theses are some things that I wish to discuss with you and we are receiving some reports from our appointed amongst the covenfolk. The discussion mainly consists of making decisions concerning what our covenfolk present to us. These are the speakers that have requested our attention, Alberetcht our Latin teacher and in charge of our scribe school, Erich the captain of the covenant guard, Gunter who has is in charge of the covenants bookkeeping, and Horst who are the representative appointed to speak for our covenfolk. Justus summons the stated covenfolk and let them speak in turns.
Alberecht stands before the seated magi and begins to speak with an strong voice, reminding most of the assembled magi of their stern masters that trained them to be magi of the order of Hermes. [color=red]In order to get the scribal school going I have been forced to pay the apprentices a wage equal to any of the covenfolk and supply their families with support as we are taking away some of their sons to work for us. Most of the families of these young lads need them to work but paying a wage for their sons lets us keep them and keep them focused upon the studies. It will take a few years to get them fluent in Latin, able to read and write and have the capacity to copy texts without faults. Is there anything else you masters wish me to teach our young students? For the moment I have five students in my school.
Erich is allowed to speak after the Latin teacher. Erich is a forceful man who speaks with a stern voice. [color=red]I have the following to report, I have managed to train a militia that keeps order I our community. There seems to be a lack of any serious crime only drunken men in heated arguments. No serious injuries so far but one question must be answered, who has the right judge over those who commits a felony? Should you masters hold courts or whoâ€™s task is it? I also have a different question, will there be any pay for the ones that serve in the militia, all men at arms that are not in the militia are paid a an extra pound a day. For the moment there are ten men serving in the militia with cheap arms and armour and no pay.
A slender man with a cruel look upon his face is the allowed to speak. Gunther reports that in a soft voice. [color=red]The covenantâ€™s funds a rapidly decreasingâ€¦ We still have funds that cover our expenses but this matter should be corrected soon or who will have to decide what we must save on. The main costs are the Latin school and the militia. The Latin school has cost us so far five pounds of silver and will cost us five more until the end of the year. We can count on the Latin school to cost ten pounds of silver per year. The militia costs nothing for the moment but if you decide to pay them the costs will increase to at least ten pound per year. For the moment we are loosing a one pound of silver a year, excluding costs for our Latin school and the militia. In our stores there are 94 pounds of silver left.
Horst is allowed to speak as Gunther silences. He is a man of average height and has a sturdy body. [color=red]Amongst us servants and those who works with herding the swine, hunting in the forest and other mundane task for our master there is a pious request that you master aid our effort with the construction of a church in centre of the town that is growing outside the walls of your manor. Any contribution would be appreciated most profoundly by those of us who serve you.
Justus turns toward the rest of the assembled magi and asks. [color=red]What are you opinions of the matters at hand?