The magi meet in the council chamber. Justus has as usual made sure that the table is covered with good food and excellent wine. The wine of the evening is golden and from the Rihne. There are a number of chairs empty. Formal introduction has since long been take care by the magi and they mood is a quite pleasant one. The new magi have learnt that the food and wine is never better than what Justus make sure is served at a council meeting. Before the covenfolk representatives are sent in Justus speaks to his soldaes.
I must spend part of this season travelling. I must put more effort into my original mission here. I must travel the villages and make some contact with the witches of the forest. But it won’t be much of a problem as I will return here from time to time. If needed Mariella has the authority to make decisions if I am on my travels. After all Mariella has been since the founding. Now however I shall summon the covenfolk.
As usual Justus summons the covenfolk. All of the covenfolk bows in turns as their name are called. We will let them speak in turns and then we can ask them questions.
Erich is allowed to speak first. Erich is a forceful man who speaks with a stern voice. There are many young men that are trying to get into the militia so we have a good selection of recruits. We train them so they can fight as a group in case the covenant should need more hands when it comes to defence. I have however notices that there are a few more cases of violence towards the Jews that has settled here, though at this time it is not much of a problem. I am more worried about the fact that there are some amongst the militia who are also hostile towards the Jews. I maintain discipline so for now it has not become a problem it is only a few cases.
Gunter is a slender man with a cruel look upon his face and speaks with a soft voice. Our funds are not decreasing any more. We are now at 70 pounds of silver though I am still worried about that they will become more of a target for brigands and such like now that more know about our covenant.
Horst is next one to speak. His average height and has a sturdy body can easily mistake him for a peasant rather than the head of the villagers. The village is being reconstructed we have avoided expansion into the forest even if we have to take some building materials from there. However I have two matters that I wish to present to you. First there is a plead from my in-law the mayor of Kolberg regarding a horrible spirit that haunts the streets of Kolberg. The second is that the village court needs your wisdom in a trial.
Father Gerald steps forward and starts to speak. As I said before the spiritual state of the villagers leaves some things to be desired, there much sin and vices. It is the same problems as I reported of last time. The drinking and gambling den spreads it’s corrupting influence amongst the flock and more people are getting some very strange ideas regarding our faith. I think that there is something wrong with the Latin school as there is a lot of strange questions coming from especially students there. I am worried.