The lower level consists of two areas, the larger forming a covered but still outdoors area. This serves the people in times when the weather is foul but the market must continue to function. Two sets of large but loosely fitted doors sit on opposite walls and allow for large carts and animals to be brought into the inner market. A wood door leads to the single large room which often serves as the meeting room and feasting hall during holiday. On occasion it has served a a trial room as well.
The second level contains a small store room and a few rooms that serve as offices for the village officials. The mayor holds office in the largest while the smallest room serve as the village tax collector. The middle room is set up as an official visitor's room with a small bed and desk, though this is rarely used by anyone other than the village tax collector, a man by the name of Milbert Vangerghast.
The large open area in the middle of the second floor contains chairs and small tables that can be placed together to form a small meeting area.
Persons who might be found here:
Mayor Percival McNighters is a hard working and studious man. Due to his long tenure as the mayor he has led a rather sedentary life mostly behind a desk and he weight gives him a struggle to climb the ladder to his office. He has a good heart and only wants the best for his village and most people recognize this and are friendly with him. Most times he can be found at hiss desk or out on one of the balconies enjoying the weather and observing 'his' town.
Milbert Vangerghast is a small and weaselly man with a bald head and small wire-rimmed glasses. His eyes dart around as if he were a trapped rat on watch for a potential attack. He often can be seen biting his lower lip and appearing to be in deep thought. As a tax collector for the local lord he is not an especially well-liked person in town and will rarely be found about town without at least one guard from the garrison. The taxes he collects are not especially large but he is prompt and precise in their collection and record keeping. This pleases the local lord and thus the village is rarely visited.
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