Miscellaneous Fun Facts of Freehaven
Assembled here are some useful tidbits of information about the city that don’t really fall under any other heading:
- The main unit of currency in the city is the silver piece, known as a “sail” due to the depiction of the slave ship the Free Lady commandeered to free her fellow captives stamped on one side. Gold pieces are known as “links” due to their resemblance of a chain link from a set of manacles. A hole has been cut out of the center of the coin, and a piece is missing so the coin resembles a broken chain link, a symbol of freedom and liberation again tying back to the Free Lady. The copper piece is known as a “mark”, as it bears the unique symbol that the current Mayor chooses when they take office. The current symbol on the copper mark is an icicle, which is a play on Mayor Winter’s namesake and some say a testament to her cold, icy demeanor
- The current year that the campaign begins in is 503 F.R. (Free Reckoning)
- There is a mass transit system called the Under-Rail, a train system beneath the city streets. The train is powered by “Ogre Power”: two ogres in the “engine room” on a two person lever system that uses their great strength to provide momentum, and two ogres that start behind the train at the station, pushing it a short distance until the engine room can take over
- The City Council consists of six members: The Mayor and one influential person from each district, called a Councilman or Councilwoman. When new laws need to be put in place, whether for a certain district or for the city as a whole, a vote is taken. Each member’s vote counts as one with the exception of the Mayor’s vote, which counts as two. Majority rules and the current law is passed or denied
- Seats on the Council and the Mayor’s office are elected positions. Each member serves a five year term and can be re-elected any number of times. Elections have just taken place six months ago when the campaign begins.