Started by cra2, August 05, 2009, 10:45:18 AM
Quote from: Lance D. Allen on August 05, 2009, 11:57:49 AMThe way I play it: The TA is the federal government's representation out in the Territories. The rep is one part sheriff, one part taxman. He enforces TA laws. The steward isn't (generally) recognized as a legitimate authority figure by the TA. Sometimes the steward is also a town mayor, but as a rule he's a spiritual and social leader rather than an elected figure. Where TA law and the tenets of the Faithful coincide, he enforces the law. Where they differ, he follows the Faith. This can cause problems with the TA. As a rule though, the TA isn't right there in the town unless it's a bigger one. Often, the TA rep may be one of the Faithful, so he may turn a blind eye to what the law forbids but the Faith allows. Such as the Dogs' King-given authority to shoot, hang or whatever they please. Other times, the TA and the Dogs may not see eye to eye. The Dogs don't recognize the laws made by the corrupt, decadent government back east. The TA doesn't recognize the divine authority of the Order Set Apart.
Quote from: lumpley on August 05, 2009, 01:53:27 PMThe office of Steward is solely religious; a Steward has no legal authority at all. Same with the Dogs! ....Sometimes the TA will employ Faithful, to ease relations; sometimes Faithful will step up to be TA reps, and turn a blind eye (like a Mob guy joining the force).
Quote from: cra2 on August 05, 2009, 04:26:57 PMSeems like intentionally blurred lines. The Steward is over the families in his congregation.The Dogs are over the Steward's congregation.Isn't that one and the same?
Quote from: cra2 on August 05, 2009, 02:33:42 PM(pulls hair out wondering why either a) this wasn't in the book, or b) how I missed it, if it was.)
Quote from: cra2 on August 05, 2009, 02:33:42 PMIn other words, if they storm into town and start telling everyone their business and dishing out justice, the Steward's going to feel like they stepped all over his toes.
Quote from: Noclue on August 06, 2009, 01:44:11 AMQuote from: cra2 on August 05, 2009, 02:33:42 PMIn other words, if they storm into town and start telling everyone their business and dishing out justice, the Steward's going to feel like they stepped all over his toes.And this is a bad thing how?