- Location: Wretched Squalor, Castle of the Worm, Coldharbour
- Author: Anonymous
- Collection: The Five Companions
- Quest: Castle of the Worm
By dictate of the Potentate, the taxation of the village has been increased to match that of the other Colovian and Nibenese settlements. Naturally, this mandate was not well-received by the commoners, and the mayor's coffers were further tapped by the need to hire mercenaries to quell a violent uprising.
Nevertheless, with the assistance of the newly-founded Fighters Guild—as the clerk notes, created by dictate of the Potentate, may his wisdom forever lead our Empire to prosperity—the taxes appropriated met the requirements imposed by the Imperial administrators. Each citizen's contributions are to be recorded accurately.