Easily a contender for the least popular person in Slothjemia, the Lord Revenuer is the person within the Office of the Chancellery that keeps fastidious records of who owes how much in taxes. In addition to this nifty job description, whoever holds this sub-office is forbidden by law to own any real estate whatsoever. To … Continue reading Lord Revenuer; Lackey of the Lord High Chancellor
Month: September 2017
The White Badge of Deceit; Chapter 2
A plain black carriage with no escort rolled through the farmlands of Dreicounty on the road north from the Slothjemian Coreland. It was a carefully cared for vehicle, and its exquisite condition revealed it as not a run-of-the-mill mode of transportation, but as the vessel for an important person who wished to travel incognito. The … Continue reading The White Badge of Deceit; Chapter 2
An Orc for All Seasons; Chapter 17
Slothjemian nobility has less to do than the aristocracy in more feudalistic societies. They determine the amount of taxes their estates owe based on criteria dictated by the Lord Revenuer’s office, but other than that, they have very little function. This frees them up to serve in the military, civil service, or, more infrequently, as … Continue reading An Orc for All Seasons; Chapter 17
Lord Ambassador; Keeper of the Peace
The job implies plenty of travel abroad, but the reality is that the Lord Ambassador is most frequently in the capital conducting business. Subordinates in the Office of Diplomacy are rarely home, however. Ambassadors and High Ambassadors are assigned to live, work, and if necessary, die in the capitals of neighboring powers, where they act … Continue reading Lord Ambassador; Keeper of the Peace
RSV Gonkulator; Flagship of a Fledgling Navy
The story of Slothjemia's most famous seafaring ship began with the capture of the Craiovian seaport that was renamed by the goblinoids "Reichstanta." It had been a shipbuilding center for hundreds of years prior to the Slothjemians moving in, and when the first soldiers stormed in to the besieged city they discovered a number of … Continue reading RSV Gonkulator; Flagship of a Fledgling Navy
The White Badge of Deceit; Chapter 1
The persistent rain helped to hide the shadowy figure of Jaxilar as he moved, hooded and cloaked, along the streets of Kugahloo. The large, muscular man was almost entirely invisible as he maneuvered down the ancient cobbled streets. There were few people out and about, and most everyone was more concerned with getting out of … Continue reading The White Badge of Deceit; Chapter 1
An Orc for All Seasons; Chapter 16
There are two types of “investigators” in Slothjemia; Internal Investigators that serve as the eyes and ears of the Throne for all domestic matters, and External Investigators who roam far and wide in foreign lands keeping track of potential threats, and if necessary, eliminating them. The former type answers to the Lord High Inquisitor, the … Continue reading An Orc for All Seasons; Chapter 16
Nobody Reads Spy Novels… Do They…?
Now that we have finished the story about Thigpen, a new slot has opened up on Wednesdays. There is a completed story that can be plopped in there, but it is a little different than either "An Orc for All Seasons" and "Slothenburg Confidential." The main character is going to be introduced for the first … Continue reading Nobody Reads Spy Novels… Do They…?
Lord High Provost: Keeper of the Condemned
A rather unsavory job, and with limited political power, the Lord High Provost monitors and maintains the prisons of the realm, and has full authority over those sentenced to perform hard labor. The crown jewel of this office is the magnificent prison of Totenhelm that sits in Jagger Lake. Although this is the most secure … Continue reading Lord High Provost: Keeper of the Condemned
Saving Throw vs. Gullibility
You didn't really think we were actually going to do that, did you...?
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