Citizens of Port Katharine,
The Town Council has considered the matter of how to organize a civilian defensive force to assist the Navy, and has adopted the language attached to the end of this notice.
For those who choose not to read the whole thing, we provide a brief summary. There will be a 15 person civilian Militia, paid five Ducats a festival. They shall elect their own Captain, and she shall appoint two Lieutenants, all of whom receive a small additional stipend. They shall be on call to assist the Navy against any serious threat.
Most importantly, however, every able-bodied citizen of the town is designated as part of the Auxiliary, and has duties to assist the Militia and defend the town. That assistance can be provided in the form of 2 CP worth of skill per day, 5 ducats at the beginning of the festival, or combat assistance in two battles per day. Most Auxiliary members will be assigned to a Squad for a particular Militiawoman, who will be entitled to their assistance, the remainder will form an Independent Reserve answerable to the Captain. The Auxiliary may also be called up in the event of an extreme threat to the town, which we expect to happen no more frequently than twice per festival, and citizens will fight at the direction of their Squad’s Militiawomen in such case. More details are in the full text.
This plan will remain in effect for the duration of 1718. After the Eve of Remembrance, we will consider whether to continue it in the new year, or alter or replace it in some manner. As always, we welcome your observations and suggestions regarding the efficacy of the current system.
We will be organizing and paying the initial militia members shortly after the beginning of the upcoming Festival. If you are interested in joining, it would be helpful if you comment here, but is not required.
Frederick, Comptess Northmarch, for the Town Council of Port Katherine, in the 1,718th Year After the Shattering