++THE PRICE OF LIBERTY++
When the Senate ratified the Liberty Pact, they imposed trade sanctions on those nations identified as slavers. These sanctions have an immediate impact on the Imperial Treasury; the Senate has also instructed the civil service to perform an appraisal to determine not only the effects but whether they could propose ways of mitigating them. That appraisal is now in and you can read it here - http://bit.ly/WoF_Liberty
Several of these foreign nations are spitting teeth over the sanctions, and most have responded with sanctions of their own on Imperial traders.
It is not just international trade and the Imperial treasury that is impacted by the trade sanctions however. A number of Imperial titles have also been effected - any that dealt in whole or in part with the slaving nations - with the Asavean Republic, the Principalities of Jarm, the Faraden, the Iron Confederacy, and the Thule of Otkodov.
We’ve updated the wiki pages for each of these titles, reflecting the new cost of doing business with the slaving nations. So far the impact has been felt by:
- the Prime Factor of the Pallas Docks
- the Steward of the Tassato Mana Exchange
- the Overseer of the Cavabianca Dock
- the Liason to the Temple of Balo and the Black Bull
- the Liason to the Temple of the Way in Nemoria
- the Northern Trade Network (Bonesetter of Torfast Trading Post, Broker of Treji Wayhouse, Northbound Trademaster, Overseer of the Westward Road)
- the Overseer of the Gloaming Road
- and the ambassadors to Jarm, Asavea, the Iron Confederacy, Faraden, and Otkodov
It has also reduced the benefits provided by the Faraden via the Moonwater Hall and the Towers of Anduz great works.
Finally, white seed will be more expensive to purchase going forward.
This is a complex Wind of Fortune but it also only scratches the surface - the Trade Winds Wind of Fortune is still to come, and that will detail more diplomatic situations as well as looking at the impact on individual characters.
(Big thanks btw to Stephen Kirkbride who did a lot of the preliminary grunt work on this one)