Sir Thierry's initial meetings, upon his return to the Free City of Restov, are generally cordial and pleasant affairs seeing as the Rostlandir's efforts appear to have born fruit. The baronet's meeting with Headmistress Jamandi Aldori occurs in her office (a surprisingly spartan and modest chamber on the dueling school's ground floor) and is largely spent pouring over Tamari's newly drafted maps of the Stolen Lands over a glass of wine.
The Swordlord's interest in the endeavour seems to focus largely on linking Rostland, via a roadway and/or river route to Mivon in the south. She speaks hopefully of Mivon as a possible "sister city" to Restov. Having many contacts in neighbouring lands thanks to Aldori expatriates, Jamandi alludes to the Swordlords' efforts to draw the disaffected and disenfranchised out of Iobaria to the east, Numeria to the west and various River Kingdoms to the south to help populate the new settlements. The Swordlord seems confident that such efforts will deliver long-term results but doesn't delve deeply into the details. Of course, the Aldori Sworldlords have considerable martial assets and Jamandi seems more than willing to contribute to the safety of the Rostlandir's fledgling domain. Jamandi volunteers to appoint a respected Swordlord to organize, train and lead a defensive force for your domain. It's her opinion that such a personage would serve as a further draw for the domain.
It is with some concern that the Headmistress listens to Sir Thierry's intention of approaching some of Brevoy's noble families for sponsorship. Her objections seem to stem from her distrust of the conniving nobility and the sense of staunch independence she has as a citizen of the Free City of Restov. She warns that, knowing the distrust that Rostlanders have for Isian nobles, that she along with the Lord Mayor may have difficulty in drumming up popular support for the Rostlandir's domain should they proceed with their plans.
What this all boils down to is that the Swordlords are willing to contribute 10 Build Points right away, with a further 4 BP if the Rostlandir forgo noble patronage along with an additional 4 BP if they accept the appointment of a Swordlord to the position of General.
The Lord Mayor Ioseph Sellemius of Restov finally meets with Sir Thierry in person in his office, along with an entourage of clerks; some of whom Thierry recognizes from his past dealings with the city's administration. Ioseph listens intently to Sir Thierry's proposal, interrupting frequently to ask for clarifications and to inquire about the baronet's specific plans in regard to completing the southern road. Frankly, he's a very astute man and many of his questions are, unfortunately, not easy to answer this early in the endeavor. His interest clearly lies in establishing a secure trade route into the River Kingdoms as quickly as possible; seeing it as a golden opportunity to enrich Restov and its environs.
It would appear that the Lord Mayor has been in contact with the Aldori when he brings up the issue of approaching noble families for patronage. Being the leader of the Free City, the Lord Mayor appears to be in agreement with the Swordlords in his preference to keep the nobility out of this endeavor if possible. He suggests that there are some local merchants houses and guilds that the Rostlandir may wish to consider as alternative patrons instead of the nobility. The Lord Mayor would be pleased to contact them and arrange meetings if Thierry is willing. He's of the opinion that doing so could only engender further goodwill between the Rostlandir and the people of the Free City.
The Lord Mayor further reiterates that Restov has a long tradition of favoring its own bevy of minor noble families, such as the Mareschal, ahead of Brevoy's six great noble families. To that end, he's prepared to use the city's charter to offer Sir Thierry the title of Baron and to have the Rostlandir's domain made into a barony loosely beholden to the Free City; an association he believes would further reassure locals merchants and encourage them to invest in the domain. To that end the Lord Mayor proposes appointing a candidate of his choosing to the position of Grand Diplomat for the Domain.
So, in summary, the Lord Mayor is offering 10 Build Points right away along with a noble title for Thierry and his descendants, with a further 3 BP if the Rostlandir forgo noble patronage along with an additional 5 BP if they accept the appointment of his candidate as Grand Diplomat.
High Priest Ezvanki Keegh of Restov is pleased to welcome Sir Thierry's upon his return. Their discussion is cordial and relatively lighthearted. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he's quite willing to do what he can to help Sir Thierry. Admitting that the church of Erastil may not have the monetary means of other faiths, he seems confident that he can inspire many hard-working, good-hearted and devout members of the faith to undertake a pilgrimage to your fledgling domain. Seeing as how the Rostlandir are devout Erastillians themselves, there seems little which the two men can't agree upon. Amongst the High Priest's informal requests are that Thierry lead his domain righteously with a fair set of laws, that he appoint a member of the faith as either Counselor or High Priest (preferably both) and that a place of worship to Erastil be established within a reasonable delay. If the baronet agrees then the High Priest is confident that the church can contribute to the Rostlandir's domain equating to 6 Build Points.
High Priest Ezvanki Keegh graciously introduces Sir Thierry to Restov's resident priest of Abadar; a middle aged-man named Banker Emet Nyos. He listens to Thierry's plans and in turn pens a letter to his superior; the Archbanker Inemosa Lebeda of New Stetven. The Archbanker's reply indicates that she's interested in the fledgling domain and authorizes her subordinate to investigate the Rostlandir's plans more closely; possibly by visiting the site itself.
Following a lengthy period of investigation by the banker, he delivers his mistress' formal offer along with some quid pro quos for the Master of the First Vault's church. Firstly, they want the domain to have a codified set of laws. To that end the church graciously offers some of its clerks to help draft and ratify a code legal for the domain; based largely on the one already in use throughout Brevoy. Secondly, they want your support to erect a shrine of Abadar within the domain's first year with a stipulation that the shrine will be expanded into a temple proper within the domain's first five years along with an official charter allowing the church to conduct banking practices freely on its holy ground. Thirdly, to help ensure the prosperity and future growth of the domain, the church wishes to have one of its clergy appointed to the position of domain Treasurer.
So, in summary, the church of Abadar is offering 10 Build Points with 4 of those being earmarked for the building of a shrine as long as the domain is lawful in alignment, with a further 4 BP if the Rostlandir accept the appointment of a clergy member in the position of Treasurer.
After making initial contact via correspondence, the Rostlandir eventually begin to meet with intermediaries or representatives of the noble houses they've chosen.
A prospector named Oslas Garess first arrives at Oleg's Trading Post with a mandate to survey the Rostlandir's proposed mine site. He initially seems put off by Kesten's presence at the Trading Post. Following his survey, he leaves for a time only to return with an initial offer from his patriarch, Lord Howlan Garess.
The house's offer is straightforward; the family is prepared to offer up resources and labourers equating to 10 Build Points with 8 of the 10 being earmarked for the development of a mine, though the mine will not offer its economy bonus 1 month out of three for the first five years following its construction due to the house claiming its share of the profits.
Lord Howlan has one further stipulation; Kesten Garess is to never hold a rulership position within the Rostlandir's domain.
The House Lodovka representative is a man named Lloden who visit the Tuskwater location to assess its viability as a port. He himself issues his family's offer after a few weeks of measuring the depth of the lakeshore along with that of the Shrike River at various points. The family will provide engineers, materials and labourers equating to 10 BP to the fledgling domain with 8 of the 10 BP being earmarked for the construction of a pier, though the pier will not offer its economy bonus 1 month out of three for the first five years following its construction due to special tax exemptions for the house's ships and merchants.
House Medvyed doesn't send a representative to the Stolen Lands initially; presenting its offer by way of a letter penned by its patriarch Lord Gurev Medvyed. The house offers resources equating to 10 Build Points in exchange for chartered pasture/farmland in your domain equivalent to 80,000 acres (1 hex) which, being the house's property, will only ever reduce the domain's consumption by 1 BP.
You are of course free to offer counter-proposals.