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Rougtero (a.k.a Red Dirt) is located in the south, central coastal region of the main island of Lojem. The land was originally given by the Elves to the refugees from Karfelon when the sea wall collapsed and the city was buried under the ocean in 10017. Since then, the city has grown and has become a major force in the economy of the Lojem region.


As of 10047, the city of Rougtero is run by a council body consisting of representatives from: each major temple, the merchant guild, the laborer guild, the service provider guild, the shipping/trading guild, the mage guild, and the adventurer guild. While some of these “guilds” do not formally exist, the groups represented are able to write their representative at any time with issues relating to the city. As of 10055, the following groups have members on the Council:

  • Anubis Temple
  • Isis Temple
  • Neptune Temple
  • Orus Temple
  • Osiris Temple
  • Ra Temple
  • Scrogg Temple
  • T'or (Shared by the Stockade and Enclave)
  • Merchant Guild
  • Laborer Guild
  • Service Provider Guild
  • Shipping/Trading Guild
  • Mage Guild
  • Adventurer Guild

The Council has the responsibility for making laws in the city and providing the basic means of enforcement for these laws. All council activities are public knowledge and detailed records exist from various temples of their activities. Council meetings occur on at least a monthly basis and can be attended by anyone interested.

Law and Law Enforcement

The following is the set of laws that have been adopted by the council and are being enforced throughout the city:

  1. A citizen has the right to defend his own health and happiness, and also has the right to defend another citizen who may require assistance.
  2. Any unprovoked action which will deprive a citizen of his health and well being, particularly to the extent that the citizen can no longer care for himself or his family is a punishable offense.
  3. Any unprovoked action which will deprive a citizen of his means to wealth and happiness is a punishable offense.
  4. Any use of magic to deprive a citizen of his or her personality, knowledge, or general memories, and by extension would then deprive that citizen of his or her livelihood and means of income is a punishable offense.
  5. Any citizen accused of a punishable offense must be given the means, through magic or otherwise, to prove his innocence. If proven innocent, the accused has the right to pursue a judgment against their accuser through a mediator appointed by the council. If the accusation was made solely with intent to harm, this is considered a punishable offense under law number 3.

The punishments under the law vary, but are decided by a mediator with the offender and the victim, his family, or an appointed representative present. Standard punishments are fines, service by the offender to the victim, or death of the offender. The mediations are typically held at a temple building, although the council has authority to alter the mediation location. The punishment handed down by the mediator is somewhat influenced by the temple it is held in. For example, as of 10055, no death sentences have been handed down by a mediator at the temple of Isis.

To enforce the laws of the city, the council has set up seven patrols of at least three guards each throughout the city. They have also set up fourteen stations throughout the city that are run by the citizens where an individual can report a violation of the law. These stations have signaling devices to alert the guards on patrol. The council also has created a task force to investigate crimes that occur in the city.


There are no formal requirements to become a citizen of the city of Rougtero. Simply having a residence within the city qualifies one as a citizen of the city.


The city of Rougtero has no taxes on the general citizenry. The priesthoods and guilds of the city pay money to the council in order to support their activities. Dock fees are also collected and used for this purpose. The money collected goes toward paying for city services, like the town patrols, equipment, and costs related to enforcing the law.


The currency of Lojem is based off of flat pieces of metal. The standard currency is a silver piece which is equal to 1/4 ounce of silver. The coin is simply a flattened piece of metal and any imprints minted on the coin do not matter from a worth standpoint. All merchants have a scale and weigh coins to ensure they are the proper weight and, thus, the proper value. The value of the metal is the main force behind the structure of coinage, but standard coins are 10 copper = 1 silver, 10 silver = 1 gold, 10 gold = 1 platinum. As coins are based on weight and not size, the higher the value of the coin, the smaller the coin because of the density of the metals involved.

Real Estate

During the initial founding of Rougtero in 10017, the temples of the area laid claim to most of the land. The previous citizens of Karfelon were each allotted their own piece of land equal to the amount of land they had the right to in Karfelon. Since this time, some of the temples have sold some of their land to allow for the building up of the city, but some temples still maintain a stronghold on the land that they own around Rougtero, namely the Enclave and the Osirisites..

The deed to a piece of property must be obtained in order to have legal ownership of a piece of land. Usually this involves a monetary transaction with the owner of the property and a barrister creating a document stating who the owner of the property is, signatures of the buyer and seller as well as a witness and the barrister. Typically, the barrister maintains an original of this document in the event of a property dispute. When a temple sells their property, it is a very similar process with the head priest and another priest of the temple acting as seller and witness.

The typical cost for a small piece of land within the city is around 100,000 SP. Outside of the city, the cost drops dramatically.

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