While, of course, the bonds of lucre transcend such mundane trivialities as temporal politics, the current situation - brother against brother! - rends at my breast, occupying as I do the position of Patriarch of the JoshTeck family. While it gladdens my heart to see that some of my cherished kin have, like me, seen the perfidy of the Mad Prince for what it is, I note with dismay that some of my beloved customers continue to support his anti-commercial and anti-liberal policies.
Now, like I said, politics can’t undermine the binding ties of business kinship, so those honest members of the JoshTeck Family who have kindly paid their dues in advance can continue to trade with me unmolested, never mind that we don’t see eye to eye. I can’t promise that that will ever be the case; should a member of the Family turn his support for the Mad Prince into something a bit more definite then I might have to see about raising my levees a little, just to make sure that may generosity wasn’t helping to support that man’s crooked regime. Of course, if they would be wise enough to see the error of their ways and switch their support to the Demented Baron instead then such an eventuality would never be necessary.
For non-family members who continue to support the Mad Prince, however, I’m afraid that I have to look to the safety of my business. Trade is trade but nonetheless, I must support the troops. For that reason, henceforth, trades with any non-Family Loyalist Commoners will be charged at a rate of 2 coal and 2 resource per resource in return. Sympathiser non-family customers will be charged at our new special friendly rate - 2 coal and 1 resource per 1 resource back. Furthermore, I’m opening a new slot in the family for one lucky Sympathiser Commoner. Remember, for a mere 5 Coal or 1 resource per week, you can get all the trades you like at cost price! PM me if you want to take advantage of this great offer!
Thanks for reading, and I hope that we can soon all be united and friendly once again under the Demented Baron’s banner.