From the office of the Chancellor: For immediate release
People of Stone Dragon Ridge,
First, and most importantly, with the defeat of the fae queen and the departure of the Fire Guard, I am lifting the decree of Martial Law. Normal operations of the City Guard will resume immediately.
In my capacity as Chancellor, I have authorized the use of reserve funds that have remained untapped for several decades. The Chancellor’s Discretionary Fund has always been maintained as a contingent reserve for city improvements as well as emergencies, and given the current issues the city is experiencing, I have decided their use is justified.
These funds will be applied to:
The hiring of additional craftsmen to complete the repairs to the parts of the city damaged by the explosion last year.
Repair, cleaning and renovation to homes in the residential district that have been unused since the loss of life in the Evil Eye attacks from several years ago.
The hiring of additional city guardsmen to clear out any lingering bandits or errant wildlife that are causing issues within the city. (These will be temporary positions, lasting only until these issues are resolved)
Miscellaneous improvement and beautification projects throughout the city (new parks, flower gardens, a new coat of paint on public buildings, etc.)
A foreign outreach program to the refugees from Kripple Kreek that I will be detailing below.
I am excited to announce that, starting immediately, we, as a City, will be embarking on the largest foreign outreach program in living memory. The refugees from Kripple Kreek had their home ripped away from them by vile beasts. They lost a great many things, and we are in a position to aid in them getting it back.
Currently, the refugees are mainly housed in the town of King’s Hollow. Given their relative size and the number of refugees, this is proving a strain on their resources. The efforts are already underway to relocate these people to our city. They will be housed in the unused buildings in the residential district, and a portion of them will be employed in the repair and security forces that are outlined above. Once the domestic tasks are completed, the refugees, as well as many of our craftsmen will venture to the former location of Kripple Kreek to rebuild the town. Elros of the Baronial house of King’s Hollow spearheaded this project, and I eagerly agreed. This joint venture will surely bring us closer to our neighbors to the north and foster improved trade relations moving forward.
If there are any municipal issues that you would like to see addressed as part of the repair and renovation efforts, please submit them in writing to my office. I will read and consider each and every one as this project continues.
Chancellor of Stone Dragon Ridge
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