Before Aliens landed on Earth and claimed land rights over the non-existent City of Raines, eons ago the City of Raines was known as Terram. Terram was governed by a Royal House known as the MollerFrackers. The MollerFrackers were arrogant and devious Kings and Queens that had ruled Terram for thousands of years. They introduced and implemented a governing system known as the Hierarchy of Peace, which shook the very soul of a Terram civilian.
The Hierarchy of Peace kept the Terram civilian up nights and caused them continuous internal turmoil, there wasn't anything more terrifying and sinister than peace. It made everyone terribly comfortable and forgetful of previous torrential events –like wars, peanut butter on toast – it gave a false impression that everything was safe and well, which was exactly what the Royal House of MollerFrackers would have everyone in Terram believe.
The Hierarchy of Peace had policies that consisted of pink teddy bear punctuation marks and heart-shaped doodles that gave off the false impression of peace. There was a statement within the Terms and Conditions that declared that The Royal House of MollerFrackers would rule for eternity, which in retrospect, is a decent amount of time for royalty. Another, subtle and heart-shaped condition within the Hierarchy of Peace was that new taxes would need to be developed for the better of Terram and its' civilians. Thus, there were taxes for almost every action that creatures of Terram made –if creatures walked, there would be a Walking Tax; if creatures talked, there would be a Talking Tax.
As the years went on, the taxes became more structured and gained two main categories –Basic Taxes and Advanced Taxes. The Basic Taxes were applied to everyone, they included Eating Tax which was 0.01%, Sleeping Tax which was 2.3%, Standing Tax which was 0.1%, Walking Tax which was 2%, Talking Tax which was 0.2 %, Shouting Tax which was 2.1%; Cursing Tax which was 2.5%.
As soon as a child was born, it would be given an identity document that allocated the list of Basic Taxes that would apply to him or her, but since they couldn't afford their Basic Taxes due to their tender young age and in-capabilities of having proper employment, the costs would be transferred to their parents until the child turned sixteen and could start working. Once a child advanced to the workable age, the Advanced Tax applied to them. Advanced Tax included a heightened percentage of Basic Taxes and higher- level actions such as Working Tax, Horse Riding Tax, Marriage Tax, etc... The lowest tax was the Eating Tax and the highest tax was the Complaining Tax against the Royal House of MollerFrackers which was at a heart stroke 85%.
Thus, with all the new taxes and increased percentages of tax that the governing system –The Hierarchy of Peace brought, the creatures of Terram suffered quietly in fearful peace. Many of them tried to keep their taxes to a bare minimum by trying their upmost best to be polite to their enemies and keep their internal complaints and rants to themselves.
Others tried not to have any children and most of them, tried selecting the necessary taxable actions such as eating and working and avoiding sleeping. This strategy worked for three weeks but then people began to get irritable and angry, and they snapped and cursed at each other with all sorts of vulgarities that triggered far more expensive taxes which they had previously attempted to avoid.
But of course, there are such families that do not care about the expensive tax rates of the Hierarchy of Peace, such as the Silversmiths and Goldsmiths. These are two popular and wealthy families in the settlement of Cobble Stones, they have been in the Blacksmith Industry for centuries. They are known as Masters of Blacksmiths –experts in tools and crafts and abide by the founding law known as the Law of Traditional Blacksmiths.
The Law of Traditional Blacksmiths is a code of conduct with uncompromising rules and conditions that protects and secures the ancient chemical processes of heating and forging.
The Law of Traditional Blacksmiths looked like a simple scroll of paper but all the Blacksmiths who were worthy to be called Blacksmiths knew that the Law of Traditional Blacksmiths was alive. It burned the names on the scroll, of those who qualified to be Masters of Blacksmiths and those who had finally mastered the Art of Black-Smithery. When these Blacksmiths died, the Law of Traditional Blacksmiths would burn their names off the scroll and incorporate the soul of the once living Blacksmith within the scroll.
The Blacksmith Industry abided and was fortified by the Law of Traditional Blacksmiths, they followed, worshipped and respected the traditional ways, competitions, rituals, festivals listed within the scroll. One of the mandatory rules in the Law of Traditional Blacksmiths was that the heir or inheritor of any Black-Smithery would always be the first born male in the family –never ever a female.
The heir would begin training in the special art of casting and forging at the age of ten, this allowed them to understand the reason and production to create such high quality metallic items. The Art of the Black-Smithery did not only consist of hammering hot metal, it was more of a magical occurrence.
In order to be a proficient and outstanding Blacksmith, one needed to be able to foresee and design the finished metallic piece, and understand the chemical boundaries and compounds of metals before and when they were melted, and then one needed to comprehend the different temperature levels and chemical concentrations, and quality of oils and water when the metal was hardened.
But, although one understood the complex variables of creating quality metallic items, there was a magical element that could be applied by a Blacksmith. A Blacksmith could recite a chant and the words chanted would come to life, fortifying the metallic object being forged but this enchanting magic was solely ignited when the Law of Traditional Blacksmiths accepted the first born son of a Black-Smithery and inscribed his name on the scroll.
An eternal tattoo was formed on the wrist of the Blacksmith, verifying that the Law of Traditional Blacksmiths had acknowledged him as a qualified apprentice to become an official Master of Blacksmiths. Although, taxes increased and new ones were formed in Terram and Cobble Stones, the Law of Traditional Blacksmiths remained inflexible as the day it was founded.