Wars of the Black Alliance
Captain Ravenheart of the Shadow Guard
“Power has only one duty – to secure the social welfare of one’s employees.”
Captain Ravenheart is the untraditional leader of the tyrannical Shadow Guards, the private army of the mistress of Black Harbour.
To Ravenheart, employee welfare should be the most important priority for a leader. He is lenient with work hours and overtime, and all Shadow Guards have six weeks of paid vacation as well as full pensions. They even have disability pensions in case of injuries.
As he likes to remind people who questions his peculiar management style: “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees is equal to satisfied citizens, and satisfied citizens is equal to public order.”
And it is true. There is not a city in the world with a more efficient or oppressive town guard. The people are simply completely downtrodden at every level. Whenever interviewed by outsider, the citizens will always insist that they are very very satisfied. Captain Ravenheart is also proud to note that the city’s dungeons and torture chamber is always full of customers, the best sign of a functioning system, if ever there was one.