The institution of martial law in Kintargo was but the first of several changes Barzillai Thrune has made to the city, and it is certainly the most wide-reaching in scope. In addition, Barzillai has issued seven proclamations to further codify and expand changes to local law. Anyone caught breaking a proclamation is immediately arrested by the dottari and brought to the nearest watchtower on the city wall for processing. In most cases, one merely has to pay a fine, but in cases where the fine can’t be paid or the perpetrator is a repeat offender, the punishments can be greater.
Proclamations are posted in public places for all to see, and when a new proclamation is set in place, town criers march the city streets to announce them. The currently active proclamations are as follows:
Proclamation the First
All slayers of city pests (hereby ascribed as doves, mice, and ravens) who present said pests to the dottari shall be rewarded with a bounty of one copper piece.
Proclamation the Second
All places of public business must display in a position of prominence within the first room accessible from the building’s primary entrance a portrait of Her Infernal Magestrix Queen Abrogail II. Said portrait must measure no less than 17 by 11 inches.
Proclamation the Third
All those who capture, alive and unharmed, feral dogs of a weight exceeding 50 pounds are to be rewarded with a payment of two silver pieces upon transfer of the dogs to the dottari. Such noble guardian creatures should find homes worthy of their kind!
Proclamation the Fourth
The right to wear fine embroidered clothing in public is hereafter proscribed to anyone other than agents of House Thrune or the Holy Church of Asmodeus. Exceptions can be awarded or purchased at the city’s discretion.
Proclamation the Fifth
Grain is life! Should grain be spilled in public, all must be gathered, cleaned, and repackaged within the hour. Any person who allows grain to go ungathered after a spillage shall be fined one copper piece per grain.
Proclamation the Sixth
The imbibing of night tea brings a dangerous imbalance to the slumbering mind. Between the hours of sunset and sunrise, the taking of tea is proscribed.
Proclamation the Seventh
The odor and flavor of mint is an abomination to the refined palate. Be not the cretin! Mint use in candies, drinks, and all manner of confections is hereby proscribed.
Proclamation the Eighth
All nonnative ships’ captains must remain on board their ships and are barred from setting foot on land within Kintargo’s city limits—their crew and agents are free to come and go, but their actions are directly the responsibility of their captains, and any crew caught breaking Kintargan law shall have its punishment visited upon the crew members as well as their captain. Any captain caught setting foot in Kintargo is to be punished by squassation.
Proclamation the Ninth
Possession of poetry and/or prose by any of the following authors is hereby forbidden and punishable by a fine of 100 gold pieces or imprisonment: Boswyth the Bard, Charletta de Vanep, Ghenrail of Vyre, Lord Aldo Mondragon, and the anonymous reprobate who calls him- or herself the “Poison Pen of Kintargo”. All documents bearing the writings of these miscreants must be turned over to the dottari by sundown.
Proclamation the Tenth
The congress of Hellknights known as the Order of the Torrent is from this day forward stripped of its charter. All of its holdings and possessions are confiscated, its privileges and entitlements revoked, and its members declared outlaws. Steadfast citizens are commanded to turn over those members who have slipped the net of justice!