In a move that has
drawn both harsh criticism and laudatory applause
from every corner of Temuair, the Loures Legislative
Council of Economic Affairs has ratified a new, "perverted"
economic policy as of last week.
The Council, which has been at work on the bill for
many moons, has finally passed it and put it into
effect after hot and heavy debate regarding various
delicate clauses of the ingenious and erotic economic
policy. Signed and put into effect by His Serene Majesty
King Bruce himself, the policy is now in its one-year
"After much deliberation, we simply had to recognize
the importance of a .... tight .... -- tight money
policy in this realm," commented one of the councilmen.
"To, uh, aid the creditors of western Temuair
in collecting war debts from the Undine-Loures conflict."
"There is certainly a distinct NEED in this nation
for HARD ... money," said the Chief Councilman,
shifting his eyes and sweating from under the collar.
The unusual plan, which calls for the stricter regulation
of circulating currency and a trade embargo on villages
allied with the Undine cause, as well as a new budget
plan for the Loures government, appears to be a hit
with a large segment of the wealthy classes, especially
"I think this explicit and perverted economic
policy is just what we need to ERECT a strong and
steady budget," commented Greta von Hemmersdag,
a young planter's daughter from Lakeland. "I
strongly agree with the plan's idea of PENETRATING
to the root of this realm's economic problems and
also making use of the virgin lands of the Great Plains
and Undine Fields to produce new varieties of cash
crops. Mmm-mmm. I am shuddering in aroused anticipation
of this LONG... -awaited economic policy".
However, not everyone has been as EXCITED by Loures's
decision. In fact, mercantile interests in Abel Port
are quite frustrated at the embargo clause of the
act, and debtors fear that due to the tight money
policy that has been instituted, they will be unable
to maintain (a steady flow of income to pay their
"I feel this policy is thrusting itself upon me,
raping me of my one chance at paying off what I owe
to our tyrannical, busy-bodied government," said
an angered peasant from eastern Piet Village. "I'm
not just going to lie down and let the government
do me like this. It's time we make a stand against
this perverted new economic policy and render it impotent."
Whatever the eventual decision may be, Loures has not
been well-known for listening to public outcry to
its policies. In a statement exclusively to the Gazette,
King Bruce announced that he was extremely turned
on by the idea of the new policy, waving his phallic
scepter in the air, portending an uncertain future.