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  • stir a hornets nest in order to get it He is a man of principle a man of the law and he detests corruption This makes him all the more fearsome He would squeeze the last penny out of a widow if she would forget to fill out form F4 which you have to fill out when your spouse dies He has no mercy and has heard your pitiful excuses a thousand times before Everybody has a story about the Collector and just to spice things up here is my favourite A large smoke filled room displayed in front of him and all inside went silent The tax collector stepped inside all alone The whole ambiance in the bar had left the room when the Collector entered Bill the butcher he asked in a loud voice Some started to stand up but the collector pinned them down on their chair with a gaze that could have frozen all the fiery pits of hell Bill sat in the back with his entourage leaned back his legs on the table and cleaning his fingernails with knife usually used for gutting animals Step by my office tomorrow and we will settle it then Taxman Bill didn t bother to look up The collector made his way through the crowd untill he stood before Bill s table Everyone was following the spectacle with held breath trying not to make a sound and averting their eyes when the tax collector met them No Bill other excuses that s what I ll hear look at me when I m talking to you At this Bill s eyes flashed and with a loud thump the knife landed inside a wooden beamer a few inches of the collectors head Don t you ever talk to me like that

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  • guilds that handle in extortion and bribery Centrally there is the cluster the most chaotic part of the market where everything is for sale You could easily lose your way here Off to the harbour there is the brigands hive which isn t its official name naturally Here business becomes more dangerous and more expensive and more lucrative And off to the upper town you have the boutiques for all

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  • The Harbat harbour is a very busy place Ships mooring crates unloading barrels rolling and the harbourmaster inspecting all of it carefully Carriages stuffed with cargo go to and fro the wharves dusty miners shuffle home in exhaustion an ear pounding racket emerges from the lumberyard And off in the distance stands the impressive airshop workshop The harbour has two docks One is used for seaships and is situated in the water below and is generally referred to as the pier Here seaships moor for loading unloading and repairs There is an odd old pole of some sort here as well The other dock is used for airships The docks are in constant need of repair Behind the docks through some streets lies Offing square a particularly interesting part of the market that has a warm welcome for newcomers on foot You can already see it from where you re standing there is a little street that bypasses the square where the fishnet menders have their workshops and the trade guild holds quay but that would be an enormous walkaround All of the buildings at the docks look great and grand with many busy people milling about Most of the

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  • or an eccentric widow Some parts are so quiet they almost seem lifeless However recently the masons moved in and started erecting the grandest and most expensive mansion of them all a real fortress Everyone is extremely curious as to who might be the contracter Naturally everything is very refined in the upper town and everyone is so well mannered that it almost seems utterly dull and boring The youngest sirs and misses often think so too and find nothing more exciting than to sneak away to the hustling bustling market and loiter around While they should be in school Now no dilly dallying Smithers Lord Kinney spoke as he hurried through the streets adjusting his hat put a leg boy I have a meeting with our good notary and there s absolutely no point in being late We ll hold on what was this An ill dressed long haired lout tramped through the streets defiling it with what seemed to be a shabby pair of travelling boots mud trailing in his wake Lord Kinney recoiled in disdain halted his progress to regard the beggar Presently the man stepped up to some ladies and seemd to inquire about some sort of storehouse The insolent bastard How dare he approach those two fine ladies and babble on about a whorehouse The ladies drew back in fright with a high pitch ooh one of them dropping her Boutique umbrella in pure terror on seeing the crude tattoes the man bore Smithers hold my cane and briefcase Lord Kinney said decidedly and tucked his silver monocle away in his tweed vest and marched up to the ruffian to confront him Now look here good sport that s no way to address a lady he said angrily pointing his finger at the man s

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  • pieces of artistry abandonned pets and even some real wild animals The Commons is a bit ah schizophrenic during daytime it s a happy place where children can play sweethearts can have a picnic men can run and loiter around and fiddlers play their favorite tune But at night that smiling face changes All the poison that lurks in the park seems to hatch out as soon as the sun

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  • be a place of marvel architecture wise full of ornaments beautiful statues red carpets drapes heavy wooden balusters crystal chandeliers Now worn and torn The shows are stories about the people of Harbat They show the everyday life of the most common people The last show told the tale of the average day of the baker Getting up eating breakfast baking bread selling bread sleeping using the toilet and at

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  • with shrubs ivy and iron fences It is one of the quietest parts of Harbat so quiet one can hear all sorts of crickets at night Tucked away at the end of a winding road is the orphanage The cute houses here are the oldest in town and some have a small garden like the one of grandmother or the seamstress Around the corner is the convent with the convent

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  • size completely filling the small kitchen declaring that his son has an unknown benefactor and will from now on live in the upper town receive a dottage of 200 gold each month until the age of 21 after which he will become the owner of a mansion and his secret benefactor will reveil his herself and generally be elevated to the status of a proper respectable young gentleman So now

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