Trade and Toll
The wealthy town of Tigelfáh is surrounded by strong walls. The area near the river is linked to the town via Fish Gate, named after the fishermen who keep the town’s people well feed and use the gate way regularly. All those wanting to trade have to pay a toll as they enter the town.
Egbert has decided to get away from his wife and trade some of his crops. A decision reinforced as his wealthier sister in-law has decided to visit with her two boys. Though this decision is now looking like a bad one as one of the Earl of Léonas guard searches his possessions in the hope to exhort a bribe.
The fisherman have made the short with their goods to trade and are asking why they have to pay a toll twice. Surprisingly the Earl of Léonas knight knows nothing of the toll down at the river. ‘Nothing to do with us’ he says.
Life in medieval times are hard no less so for the towns people of Tigelfáh. Trade is good for this town but is the Earl of Léonas walking a fine line in collecting money from traders, to help fund the war, without causing civil unrest? The Earl’s servants, like Russell the blacksmith and Brett, are becoming unsettled by rumours of a revolt and discuss the war on the continent and the upcoming winter’s influence on it’s development. Will the people rise up against the Earl under the burden of heavy tolls and tax?