2nd Helena Livery Board, 1772
Having been elected as Lord Mayor by popular vote of the citizenry of the Imperial City of Helena, Grouch Carrington takes the stand alongside the City Clerk. As the Livery Masters find their seats in Varoche Hall, he begins at once.
“Honorable Masters, first, the roll!
“The Lord Mayor of Helena, Grouch Carrington!
City Clerk of Helena@BobBox
Master of the Honorable Company of Mercers@Slapacookie
Master of the Honorable Company of Vintners, Brewers and Innkeepers@Merqurie
Master of the Honorable Company of Ironmongers, Blacksmiths and Founders@howard
Master of the Honorable Company of Grocers and Cooks@Ozziemine
Master of the Honorable Company of Tylers, Bricklayers and Paviors @cap
Master of the Honorable Company of Barbers and Surgeons @jmeatball
Master of the Honorable Company of Drapers and Haberdashers – To be electected
Master of the Honorable Company of Thespians and Revelers @Heff
Master of the Honorable Company of Scriveners @Neon123
Master of the Honorable Company of Publicans @libertyybelle
As is our obligation at the beginning of every livery board, each Livery Master must recite the ancient Nauzican Oath of fealty to the Crown in order to sit.”
Grouch raises his hand as he stands alongside the City Clerk before the lectern, imploring all of his colleagues to follow suit: at once the Livery Masters rise, as individual assistants scramble to provide their superiors with the proper paperwork. Once all were ready, they collectively spoke:
”I swear to be true to the Emperor and the realm and not to maintain silence about any evil that I may know which is being contemplated against them. I swear to work tirelessly to the betterment of the Empire and the Orenian people that comprise it. I swear also not to eat or drink with traitors and not to have anything in common with them, and always to defend the honor of the gentlemen I serve. This I swear by the Holy Scrolls.”
Grouch sits and helps himself to a nice ale as he leads the livery guilds to discuss issues of budget & term goals.
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