[!] The Free State of Sutica’s citizens would wake up one morning to a sight most peculiar. Copies of the same missive had been spread around the streets of the city, so much so that the ground beneath these piles were barely visible; parchments were still raining down from the skies fluttering peacefully onto the streets.
If one were to examine a missive, it would read: My fellow Sutican citizens, this time around I come to you in the form of a missive. Most of you know my name well. I am Dael’ran Morgaine, and I am a citizen of Sutica just like you. Time and time again, I am reminded by the people of Arcas for one thing- the fact that our city is a laughing stock. But why? Is it our neutrality, our lack of guards, or perhaps the wildness of our city? The problem, in my point of view, is the government and- yes, our very own Codex. I walk the streets in your shoes, and you walk in mine. We walk the very same streets, and we see the very same sights. I see our brothers and sisters arguing with each other over petty matters and scrambling to see who is the first one to make their eyes glow as they prepare to fight with their respective magics. I see our very own guards abusing the vagueness of the Sutican Codex to get away with what they want. I see people being harassed by raiders, our people hiding underground as our neighbors are put through traumatic experiences.. and what has our government done to fix this problem? Certainly nothing that produces any lasting Change. That, my friends, is the problem with Sutica. It changes, but it does not really change. The current condition of our ‘Free’ State is an unfair ruling dealt by those of a higher power. I mainly point to the Trade Princess. If you have not seen me before, know that I am very open about my view on our city. I usually stand upon a high point and speak to you all below and share to you my speeches, and my words, not my fists. I have conducted non-violent protests, or ‘riots’ as some may call them, however the people that were hurt were not by my hand or intentions. I have once even had my life endangered by the few guards of our city, given the royal grant by our very own Trade Princess to do so, when all I was doing was simply stating one of my speeches. I have had many items thrown at me, and have been knocked down from my stand multiple times, but have never once decided to not get back up. That is because I believe Sutica is better than this, and I would like to help take it there. Citizens of Sutica, help me become your new Trade Prince, and I promise to promote something that Sutica fails to apply: Change.
I implore all of you to ponder something; just how has Sutica changed over the past few years? We are still the laughing stock of other nations, and one could easily presume there are still horrid dark mages in our midst, and our number of guardsman have only increased slightly. Yet, do they even do anything? Perhaps, but do they cause more problems than fix them? The answer is yes. I previously mentioned how I conducted a peaceful protest. It was against our very own Captain of the guard- Hearth, and his horrible tendencies to abuse the Codex. He only persecutes who he sees fit- that is, assuming he persecutes anyone at all. He only takes action when he feels like it, when it is amusing to him and only him. An example of this would be when a certain mage came to me and immediately began to cast his magic onto me, choking me until I was about to pass out in order to push a message to me, rather than talk things out. This being because I accused of his student of being a dark mage. Hearth refused to persecute this man because he was not in any of his concern. He did not have anything to gain from it. Should someone of this stature be in our government? Help me become Trade Prince, and I will make sure that only the responsible and utmost professional persons are allowed into our councils. After all, these are people who promote Change.
If I were to become Trade Prince, I would also make it so that we would have a proper guard system- and bring along with it the competence to keep our brothers and sisters safe- not leave them in fear of everything around them. If Sutica continues the way it is, we will always be under fear of opening our gates, waiting for the next hungry bandit to steal our valuables. Our government claims for us to be a ‘Free’ State, as you may have heard, but I believe that to be false. After all, I still am unable to be granted an audience with the Trade Princess for a simple conversation. Make me your Trade Prince, and Sutica will no longer be a dread-ridden state that switches leadership, yet fails to provide any real profit from the actions of their government. Make me your Trade Prince, and I will swear to you that Sutica can be the nation I know it can be. And when people speak about us, it will no longer be of how we are a blemish that should be wiped off the Arcas map, but they will be speaking of our greatness. Fair judgement shall fall onto those who deserve it, rather than the passing glance be gifted to a dark mage and an outrageous punishment be dealt upon the practically innocent. I shall rewrite the Sutican Codex, making it so the vagueness of it can no longer be abused by those who look upon the rest of us like inconveniences, rather than people they should be protecting. I’m certainly aware of the doubts some of you may have to me, thinking that something like this is not possible. But if you would like to inspire change, know that others will stand by you, as will I.
Therefore I tell you, make me your Trade Prince, and Sutica shall finally Change.