Settler's Contract

The Contract:
I, ______________ declare my loyalty to the citizens and officials of Ember Ridge. This contract binds me to assist when necessary in defense, labor (if trade skills apply) and a mandatory night watch, once weekly.
I will to the best of my abilities alert the town guard in an emergency.
I will to the best of my abilities alert the town council in the event of suspicious activity.
I will to the best of my abilities show honorable disposition to my neighbors and peers.
I will to the best of my abilities lend a hand when my help is needed, if it does not 1. Put me in danger or other settlers at risk, 2. Take me away from my work, unless equal compensation is offered, 3. Involve unlawful intent, malice toward my peers, or blatant disrespect for authority.
I will to the best of my abilities pay my taxes on time. 15% of income, yearly.
I will to the best of my abilities help with the preparation of the Harvest Festival, if such help is requested. Compensation will be awarded.
I will to the best of my abilities inform the town council when I am to depart Ember Ridge, within three days of departure.
Effective on this date, _________, I ________________ wish to become a citizen of Ember Ridge and vow to each of the tenets required by citizens to carry them out with efficiency, compassion and resolve.
By the offices of the Census Officer, Devon Portbellow and pending an investigation (if deemed necessary by their offices), this denizen of the nation of Sydemore has been deemed worthy of citizenship in Ember Ridge.
This contract will be effective for five years, unless early termination is desired by the citizen or the town council.

Settler's Contract

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