and other research-minded types.
I believe that in this unknown frontier, with so many strange things about, our ability to understand what is happening around us is paramount to our ability to thrive, or indeed even to survive! To this end, I would like to see improvements made to the library, so that we all might best leverage the knowledge that is already recorded, and spend more time on new discoveries, and less time reinventing the wheel, so to speak.
Unfortunately, this does not appear to be a priority of our leadership. I understand their position, and suspect they are correct; things such as the gaol and guard towers present a more immediate concern, and therefore must be their first order of business.
That said, there is nothing stopping the rest of us, dedicated citizens of Port Katherine, from beginning the project on our own. Now, I must urge you to assist in this only after making your contributions to the town council and its goals. I would not see what I intend as a charitable community project become a burden on the community, instead.
That said, if after all your other business you have supplies of fund remaining that you do not have immediate need of, I shall be taking up a collection to improve the library. I expect it will take quite some time for us to reach our goal, but the sooner started, the sooner completed. Also, given the rash of thefts and other abhorrent behavior around town, I will be keeping very transparent records of what was donated and by who, so that everyone may rest assured their contribution is safe, and nothing shall be “skimmed off the top.” I hope none of you would think such of me, and that such a gesture is ultimately unnecessary, but I can understand why people might be feeling a bit reluctant to trust, at the moment.
I, myself, shall start us off by contributing the production of copper from my mine at the next festival.
If you would like to contribute, please see me at the next festival with your contribution, which I shall collect and record on the spot.
Countess Annaliese Leopolda Liane Verenberg-Hossler von Silberholz