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Commerce Council of Netehdrez

Small Council

Significance of the Commerce Council of Netehdrez has been steadily rising and has started to boost the city's growth. After the War of Scale and Arrow trade with surface has grown exponentially, opening new opportunities, and the council makes sure those opportunities are used well.


Commerce Council of Netehdrez is counted as one the Small Councils of the Matron Council of Netehdrez, it's members falling specifically under Great Houses of Netehdrez. All the decisions of the council are reviewed by the Mother of Shadows.

Structure of the Small Councils in Mori'tarna

As Matron Councils must deal with several topics, Matron Councils accept four Small Councils among the most prestigious Houses that influence the area. These small councils are devoted to matters of Clerical nature, Arcane, Commerce, and Military. Clerical Council is considered as the most prestigious one and Arcane Council as a close second. These councils can make minor decisions on their own and are responsible for drafting proposals and investigating matters for the rest of the Matron Council considering their specific topic of expertise. Twelve member families sit on each Small Council.

The same family can have a seat in multiple of these small councils, and even have a seat in both Netehdrez and Zaetron Derraz, but never in the same Small Council. It is not possible for the same family to have two seats in Arcane Council, for example, even if those seats are in different cities. I order to have a seat in a city; the house must have at least some of its members living and working in said city. Different metrics are used to count influence for each of the Small Councils, but among the drow of Mori'tarna, those families able to hold seats for extended periods are considered nobility. They have a very specific pedigree and wealth, and the seats can stay in the family for generations.

The member families are ranked by their influence, making the most powerful one the holder of the chairwoman title and most of the votes of their Small Council. Higher the ranking, more authority the family has on the decisions, making several smaller houses rally behind bigger ones to get their voices heard.

Public Agenda

The growing market of exotic goods has increased the wealth of the city and has had a positive impact on its growth as well. Commerce council of Netehdrez is making everything it can to keep on growing and expanding its horizons to bring more wealth to the Mori'tarna.

Basic functions of the Commerce Council

Depths of the Underdark are dangerous, but also a source of great riches to those who dare to collect and use them. As the drow of Mori'tarna have connected with outside world, trading with the surface folk has become profitable business that has increased their wealth in lucrative ways. But making trade agreements, distributing wealth, and making some common ground rules is vital for a productive economy, and that is where Commerce Council excels.

Members of the Commerce Council are some of the most productive, wealthiest and influential business families in the Mori'tarna, who know the value of money, their home economy and how to use their contacts to dwarfs of Stone Halls. With talent and wit they know how to turn a profit on any kind of deal to shared (or atleast their own) success.

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