#53 Offertory Collectors Party

June 30, 2017
The city gets its money from its people.


The Lord’s Delegate sends money down here to pay the city workers.

The Delegate gets their funds from a thing called “offertory”. This is the Offertory Collectors Party that handles collecting it.

Basically it means that people must offer a portion of all of their earnings to the city.
Here they are again.

“Hello. Did you know you can be an official citizen of Buffet?”

Tell me more!

Gheralf says:

We are very sorry that we have to tell you about boring things like offertory paying. We tried our best to make it at least a little bit entertaining.

People in the Slums and Inner City are mostly freed from paying the offertory. This is somewhat understandable since the hobos hardly have anything to pay with, and the lofty have that ridiculous give-money-with-work system of theirs. Not even the Offertory Collectors Party wants to think about it!

And so that leaves the the citizens in Outer City, like us, to pay pretty much all of the offertory.


Vayandil says:

Paying the offertory is written in Das Law, so there really is no way to get around it – or else you would be declared an extremely rude person. To this day, no one knows how the collectors are able to determine the sum they accept from each household. Somehow they know who has more money and who has less, so discrimination has not been an issue.