Proposal: Agreement with Mistral of Akadi



  • Acknowledging the primacy of the Faith of Misha, also known as the Church of Akadi, in matters regarding Tilverton, the Khowwans, or Tribes, of the Bedine, do make this offer:

    1. The Bedine pledge to reopen trade, with a trade route running from the desert to Tilverton.
    2. The Bedine will operate a Souk in the middle of Tilverton, a third for trade and produce from the Anauroch, a third for Cormyran goods, and a third for foreign goods.
    3. The Bedine pledge on their honour to aid in the protection of Tilverton from foreign invasion, so long as such strength can be spared.
    4. Tilverton remains part of Cormyr, and under the laws of Cormyr. Bedine Criminals will be handed over to the Shiekhs to be judged. If the punishment is deemed insufficient, the local Crown representative may appeal for the sentence to be adjusted by the Bedine Emir. Regardless, such Bedine may be exiled from Tilverton under Cormyr's laws.
    5. The Bedine accept and acknowledge Misha/Akadi as one of the Gods of the Bedine, as demonstrated by the miracles and works of Misha's faithful that have greatly benefitted the Bedine in the Dark War.
    6. Should Misha's Faithful be instrumental in recovering Tilverton, a Sky Temple will be constructed at the highest available point in Tilverton, and Tilerton be renamed Misha'zad to the Bedine, with smaller alters to At'ar, Elah, Kozah, Shaundakul, and N'asr, should ther faithful pay 25'000 gold each, or make equivalent contribution, to establish their own shrine.
    7. Bedine Children will be given a school where they can be taught common, natural physics, arithmetic, and survival skills where they can learn about the wider world.

    This is my proposal to you.

    Maraduk-Sa'ar al-Saqr



  • @thune

    Maraduk-Sa'ar al-Saqr,

    I need to re-state this up front and repeatedly; at present the church of Akadi holds no claim to the lands of Tilverton. Should that change in the future, here is what would propose:

    Economics:

    • The Church of Akadi and residents of Tilverton will work with the bedine peoples of all willing tribes to establish trade and fortify a trade route through the Moonsea Ride and Tilverscar. Members of both communities will be expected to share duties defending these routes.

    • Bedine tribesmen of any variety are welcome to establish themselves as part of the community, they will be expected to defend it should it come under attack.

    • Tribesmen are welcome to establish a Souk in Tilverton and a Caravansary, receiving priority for goods and merchants of the Anauroch without tax.

    • The Church will donate half of its yearly profit for the duration of the Dark War to Ruha monthly. It will also offer the services of any smith or wizard that takes residence within the village and pay up to 50% of the cost of those services.

    Policy and Civics:

    • Tribe leaders within Tilverton (exclusively) will have rights similar to Cormyrian nobility and will be hosted at the village’s expense for a period of 30 days or less. Longer duration stays can be negotiated in shared services. (Counsel, guidance, teaching, etc.)

    • Tilverton will be declared a sanctified village and sacred ground for all Bedine tribes to be used for negotiations, peace talks and other activities among tribes and outsiders. Violence will not be tolerated and the Church will offer its support as an impartial arbiter in any issues brought before it.

    • Once established, the village will seek to raise a school in which Oghman, Mystran and Gondite educations are offered impartially to all children and adults of all peoples with an interest in the subjects taught there.

    • The Church will attempt to establish a secondary school to teach combat techniques of the Plane of Air if a trade deal can be worked out with the residents there. This will be open to any who seek to learn from it.

    • Tilverton remains part of Cormyr, and under the laws of Cormyr. Bedine Criminals will be handed over to the Shiekhs to be judged. If the punishment is deemed insufficient, the local Crown representative may appeal for the sentence to be adjusted by the Bedine Emir. Regardless, such Bedine may be exiled from Tilverton under Cormyr's laws.

    Other:

    • Of Ruah, we would request that the word of Misha be spread across the Sand Sea so that those who would seek freedom may come to Her of their own accord. Materials will be provided and clergy trained.

    • The Church will work with (but cannot compel faithful to servitude) the Bedine to disrupt and break slavery and the Shadovar whenever it is able. In return, the Church can expect access to the larder to recover some of its expenses in doing so unless the requests are unreasonable.

    • Upon the defeat of the Shade, the Mythallar that controls their flying city be granted to the Church of Mystra to empower their goddess against the Primordial Serpent. It is the considered opinion of the Church that leaving such a device in the hands of any nation- even one as goodly as Comryr, is to invite despotism either intentional or accidental. Destroying it is just as reprehensible for the incomprehensible power and skill of craftsmanship it represents. Thus we wish it promised to the Mystrans so that all peoples may have access to Her gift and be allowed the free choice to employ magic as it was always meant to be. We fully understand that there will be security concerns and many more on top of that, however this can be handled by an official representative of that church.

    Signed,

    Mistral Ophirae Miavyre
    High Priestess of Akadi



  • Great Lady of Wind and Cloud,

    Do you now feel confident to make this official? If so, I would bring this to Ruha and the Bedine.

    Maraduk



  • @thune

    Herald,

    Please do.

    -Mistral



  • The Church of Akadi and residents of Tilverton will work with the bedine peoples of all willing tribes to establish trade and fortify a trade route through the Moonsea Ride and Tilverscar. Members of both communities will be expected to share duties defending these routes.

    The Moonsea Ride is not the only trade route. You can also forge one through the desert, should the Bedine be willing to allow it. The Bedine are jealous of outlanders invading, so you could simply designate Tilverton to be THE place where Bedine come to pick up goods from Cromyr or the Dalelands.

    Tribesmen are welcome to establish a Souk in Tilverton and a Caravansary, receiving priority for goods and merchants of the Anauroch without tax.

    We come from the Anauroch, does that mean we receive no tax on our goods and wares?

    Once established, the village will seek to raise a school in which Oghman, Mystran and Gondite educations are offered impartially to all children and adults of all peoples with an interest in the subjects taught there.

    Only Gond and Akadi has done well so far, in my own eyes. There has been a Mage Guild in Arabel for a little while now, have they done anything to deserve such?

    Of Ruah, we would request that the word of Misha be spread across the Sand Sea so that those who would seek freedom may come to Her of their own accord. Materials will be provided and clergy trained.

    Misha is the mother of Kozah, who swaddled the mewing brat with love, and comforts him whenever At'ar the Merciless cuckolds him every single night in the tents of N'asr. We can spread this message to all. She is one of our gods.

    The Church will work with (but cannot compel faithful to servitude) the Bedine to disrupt and break slavery and the Shadovar whenever it is able. In return, the Church can expect access to the larder to recover some of its expenses in doing so unless the requests are unreasonable.

    Could this be worded better? The Shadovar is not the only foe who might use slavery. There are monsters under the sand, and monsters in Zhentil Keep, and even Red Robes. Can there be a catch-all wording?

    Upon the defeat of the Shade, the Mythallar that controls their flying city be granted to the Church of Mystra to empower their goddess against the Primordial Serpent. It is the considered opinion of the Church that leaving such a device in the hands of any nation- even one as goodly as Comryr, is to invite despotism either intentional or accidental. Destroying it is just as reprehensible for the incomprehensible power and skill of craftsmanship it represents. Thus we wish it promised to the Mystrans so that all peoples may have access to Her gift and be allowed the free choice to employ magic as it was always meant to be. We fully understand that there will be security concerns and many more on top of that, however this can be handled by an official representative of that church.

    Again, what has the Mages Guild, or the Mystrans, done to earn such? Unless you speak of the War Wizards, but you absolutely exclude them from this. Also, Cormyr is the ally of Bedine, this would be a betrayal of them to barter away such a powerful thing.

    Maraduk



  • A copy is made to Morgan @Raynemaker



  • Maraduk-Sa'ar al-Saqr,

    I am writing to acknowledge that I've received a copy of the proposal. There are currently multiple issues regarding Tilverton that I'm working on, but I will make these negotiations a priority.

    Would it be possible to discuss this in person at some point? If so, I will write to you again when I am prepared. Otherwise, we can continue our correspondence this way.

    I will be in touch soon.

    Regards,
    Morgan Faulkner
    Apprentice to Mistral Ophirae Miavyre of the Church of Akadi