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|+||A walled town that has at least 10,000 people is called a city. Cities do not legally differ from towns in most things such as taxation and noble oversight.|
|+||Wealthy, populous cities often offer their Duke, Prince or the King (in Karlsland) an immense fee to buy a charter. The charter releases the town from direct rule by the lord in exchange for the one-time fee and a substantially reduced annual tribute. Each chartered city is ruled by a Lord Mayor, who is typically chosen by a town council for a 1 to 5 year term, but who is sometimes hereditary. Chartered cities have a minimum population of 10,000 people. It passes 15% of the 1gp/inhabitant/month taxation on to the city’s original overlord. |
|+||A walled settlement of at least 1000 people is called a town. Towns usually are beholden to a lord, baron, duke or prince. Their population is taxed at 1gp per month as village population. The overlord appoints a knight to oversee the town. This knight is titled the Steward of the town.|
|+||Over 80% of the population of the realm lives in small, farming villages. They sometimes will have a stockade or blockhouse for defense, if near the frontier. The overlord of the village appoints a commoner called a Bailiff to oversee the village. Villagers pay the normal 1gp per person per month in taxes.|