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Tainted Waters
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Tainted Waters

The river in {0} has acquired a sickly sheen, and a noxious odor to match. It seems likely that the cause is the men and women of industry, dumping their waste - everything from butcher's offal to blacksmith's ashes – into the no-longer-crystal waters. It is these same waters that many souls in {0} drink and bathe in, which would explain the high level of illness amongst both people and livestock of late. The people look to you for aid, while the traders and artisans worry that alternative measures will be too costly to endure. Which, then, is the higher calling – our economy or wellbeing?

Choices :

Decree that businesses must dispose of their waste downstream, no matter the inconvenience – health matters most.

  • Modifies the Order axis towards Authority
  • Bountiful on RiverCity for ∞
  • -1000

Profit is all. Leave businesses free to manage their own affairs – so long as they pay their taxes.

  • Modifies the Economic axis towards Individualism
  • Overproductive on RiverCity for ∞
  • Chances of triggering another narrative event

To minimise disruption, order that people only drink from public fountains - and hope enough of them obey.

  • Modifies the Economic axis towards Collectivism
  • Prosperous on RiverCity for ∞
  • Chances of triggering another narrative event