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10.9 CITY AND COMMUNE RANKS

Aside from the formal governmental positions (see HELP POLITICS), members 
of cities and communes can have one of six general ranks. These ranks 
represent your general status within the city or commune, and as you grow 
in rank, you will have the ability to call upon minor government powers.

When you join a city, you will automatically be of the lowest rank. HELP
CITYRANK/COMMUNERANK will show you a list of the ranks in your city or 
commune. In order to move up in rank, you must be favoured by members 
of the ruling council. The favour of the leader of your city or commune 
is more valuable than the other council members. However, if these same 
people find that your actions bring shame to the city or commune, they 
may disfavour you, which can potentially reduce your rank.

The abilities rank confers are:

Rank #          Ability
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2               First of the village influence skills.
3               Campaigning rights in village influencing.
4               A loyalist, requiring uncitizening only by a council 
                member.
4               The ability to PREFIX and SUFFIX lower-ranked citizens.
4               Second of the village influence skills.
4               The ability to CITIZEN people.
5               A patrician, requiring uncitizening only by two council 
                members.
6               The ability to favour and disfavour people.
6               Third of the village influence skills

*SPECIAL: Council members and guild leaders (including champion and 
 administrator) require 3 council members in order to uncitizen. Votes to 
 uncitizen or ostracize are cleared at the start of each new month.