- Feb 3, 2011
((to Ferran IV de Trastámara))
As a an established fisherman in Crunia, I humbly ask you to be appointed as a merchant of Hispania. I sell only the finest fresh-caught fish at the local market but I believe that I could expand with my fish business into other Hispanian cities. Please consider my request. I hope you will allow me to sell my fish also outside of Crunia as I believe there is a high demand for quality seafood.
Your loyal subject,
King Ferran IV slammed his head onto his desk in frustration. He had received at least a dozen letters like this requesting someone be appointed to some position not under his control. He would have to have a chat with his ministers about them not doing their duties.
((This is getting to the point of being annoying. I don't blame anyone for asking the king, since this was what the rules originally were and it makes sense for the king to grant positions. However, the administrative reforms now make it so that merchants, diplomats, missionaries, generals, and admirals are all appointed by a specific minister, not the king. I am very very tempted to remove that rule and start appointing them directly again simply because I keep receiving the requests and thus the responsible minister never finds out so the person never gets appointed. It was probably meant to give the ministers more power and delegate some responsibilities from me, but instead is only proving to be a headache.
Oh, the result of the vote will be up in a bit. Just have to tally it.))