|Friends of the Nine
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Friends of the Nine
The "Friends of the Nine" is a small collection of merchants and traders, idealistic and ambitious, who wish to establish trade routes throughout Eriador, akin to the Hanseatic League of medieval and renaissance northern Europe. Should their plans reach fruition, they may rename themselves to the Eriadic League.
The merchants are mostly Breelanders. They chose Elkhelm's Court for their headquarters, as a means to observe burgeoning development, and so that they could establish themselves outside of the main population centers to maintain neutrality in their politics.
The Friends of the Nine motto is "Commerce for one, is commerce for all."
I, Fusavda of Pelennor, have begun this effort, so that the Free Peoples may share their resources, and so that we may all benefit from a friendship in trade. I must admit that I have ulterior motives- we face enemies who grow bolder, and we remain a divided land. Growth begins with industry, and with trade, and should we succeed in establishing relations between the peoples of Eriador, perhaps we will grow stronger together against the threat of evil.
Here shall be listed the duties befitting those who join our cause, based on title.
Due to the trade-tax implemented by our benevolent land-lords, visiting traders and caravans shall be granted a five per cent bonus to the value of any goods they sell. This is to provide visiting traders with enough funds to cover their trade-tax when they leave the Court, so that they do not have to suffer on our behalves, and we may encourage them to continue trade in the future.
Fusavda of Pelennor
Established Trade Routes: