Bauersheim Rising

The Bauersheim Rising was a short-lived revolt in 1060, during which citizens took up arms against the Falkensburg Guard in protest against a proposed expansion of the City's administrative hub, the Quaestorial Precinct. In total, the Rising lasted for seven days.

Prior to the start of the Rising, expansions to the administration of Falkensburg had pushed the existing space in the Quaestorial Precinct to its capacity. Needing further space for expansion, but wanting to keep the City's administrative functions close together, it was determined that the City would acquire the land in the adjoining Bauersheim area, which provided high-density housing for the various secretaries, undersecretaries, clerks, underclerks, subclerks and archivists in towering, dangerous buildings. While this brought no response from the residents, members of one of the larger City guilds decided to strike in supposed solidarity with the 'affected' members of the clerical guilds.

Events proceeded as follows:

Day One

The solidarity strike moves into Bauersheim and establishes picket lines. Delegates submit a list of official demands to the Public Infrastructure Council, and settle in to wait for a response.

Day Two

The Falkensburg Guard responds by sealing off Bauerheim to any nonessential personnel.

Day Three

On the Public Infrastructure Council's advice, the Guard installs temporary palisades to block the streets and fortify their garrisons. By this time, the last of the clerical workers from Bauersheim have moved into temporary accommodations offered by the solidarity strikers - their own homes.

Day Four

The Public Infrastructure Council has the Guard return the list of demands. Crumpled into a ball. Tied up with twine. Attached to a burning arrow.

Day Five

The picketing guild members begin looting the Bauersheim tenements for supplies, including food. Little actual food is turned up, though a large quantity of strong liquor is retrieved from the buildings one half-empty bottle at a time.

By nightfall, many of the guildsmen are thoroughly intoxicated, and decide to storm the palisades by night with makeshift weapons.

Day Six

Shortly after midnight, the Captain commanding the palisades orders the Guard to drive back the picketers, and then simply set fire to the buildings. The fires burn until midnight the following night, when they're finally quelled by the efforts of Arcanists.

The guard Captain is later found dead from a chance blow from a flying bottle, removing the need for a disciplinary hearing.

Day Seven

The last of the picketers, emerging from cellars where they'd taken refuge, surrender to the Guard. The homes and properties of all involved are confiscated, and are given to the clerical workers as replacement accommodations. The picket ringleaders are posthumously tried for treason, and commended for solving the looming clerical accommodation crisis.

— Magistra Genevieve Isa: Ermensgarde

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