Chapter 5: General Merchant Law

GENERAL MERCHANT LAW

5.1. STANDARDIZED MEASUREMENTS
The weight and stone are tested four times per annum at the four Sardar Fairs of the Gorean Year.

5.1.a Any citizens, or residents buying and selling should have a singular unit of measurement and weights tested against the stone of City of Tassis.

5.1.b Merchants who are found to be using anything other than the agreed upon system will be charged with fraudulent activities at the discretion of Merchant Magistrates.

5.2. COINAGE

Shaving, or slicing off metal from any coin is considered to be theft and fraud.
Coins:
8 copper tarsk bits – 1 copper tarsk
100 copper tarsks – 1 silver tarsk
10 silver tarsks – 1 gold tarn
2 gold tarns = 1 double weight gold tarn

5.3. LICENSING
Merchants are required to obtain a Business Registration License to conduct and establish business or operate a company within the City of Tassis. Such licenses can be obtained from the Head Merchant, a designated Scribe, or the High Council.

5.3.a Merchants operating without a license will liable to fines for a first offense. Their business, good and profits may be confiscated by a Merchant Magistrate if they are found guilty of a second offense. Enslavement is the penalty for a third offense.

5.4. SALE TAX FRAUD
Sale Tax is set at three copper which will be added to the purchase total.

5.4.a Merchants found to be selling items, or any kind of consumable produce while using measures deviating from the Standard Scale of City of Tassis by more than 10% will be charged with fraud. Punishment can include the loss of Business Registration License.

5.5. FORGERY
Forgery of the City of Tassis Official Seal on mercantile products is illegal and will be punished at the discretion of the Merchant Magistrate.