Say Richter would like to move in on the Yves kingdom. He could find a Duke/royalty who has a palace/keep/ & land. But is in debt, needs cash. And has enemies at the gate who want his land and his life. As AK stated in his latest fb video live. Yve's is made out of small kingdoms/dukedoms who have their own laws and rules... So Richter: Gets an oath of secrecy, other wise duke will snitch. Get a legit royalty palace to operate form and assasinarium'iate unwanted dukes. Sell his wares through "legal" channels and improve the name of the now super lucky duke. Repays dukes debts.. And offs his business partners. End result could be a companion Duke to Richter. Richter also could even marry(or pretend to) one of Dukes daughters to cement the agreement hehe accidentally deleted original post.. so ur getting a ripped off version of this genius idea. Think on it more.. Why would it work? Now avg citizen makes what 2 silvers per fortnight? "His moonstone arrows probably cost several silver each, a fortnight’spay for most workers, but there was no denying the damage they inflicted." So an avg magic book would cost ~30 gold f.e. just to show that this is plausible. Say we sell 100 of them.(or potions of luck, potions of faster experience gain, crystal.. we have resources! magic bags of holding.. or just take taxed $ form adventurers..) so this is +-3000 gold. Now in MV yearly payment for workers is: ~ 600(working citizens)*14(months)* 4(2 fortnights pay in silver) = 33600 silver => 3360 gold. Pretty sure this should most def cover most of possible debts a duke might have.. or at very least make his debts manageable. And we will be doing a lot of trading for a long time... so this is great. And if anything bad happens the fault for any wrong doing falls on the Duke of one of the kingdoms of Yve(Internal strife)! Also we would not be paying any taxes for this Duke.. so that makes up for initial investment during a few years of time.. Money can be used to hire mercenaries.. and Mercenaries can be used to settle a border disputes vs our Duke and another Duke.. Accidentally ransacking other dukes Treasury and other luscious delicious delights.. So what do you think?