!!DhEZOUaepXX 08/26/09(Wed)12:48 No.5601320|
Show no mercy, kill them all.
The adventurers that is. Base it under thievery or something, it doesn't matte. As long as it's a public execution and people get free food, they'd be happy if you were killing Jesus.
Then take the spoils of the adventurers, sit on it awhile, eventually injecting funds into specific areas while simultaneously reducing taxes. Farmer benefits, merchant cargo bonuses, scientific academy grants, etc... Also schedule a couple of holidays/carnivals/celebrations/whatever.
With people happy and a steady flow of the adventurer gold back into the economy, get some public works going to take care of the slaves. Parks, new housing for the poor, monuments, churches, whatever. Just put people to work.
Then when everything is going fine and everyone's happy, sharply raise taxes. With the increased wealth all around, people won't mind TOO much, and say it's to cover some excess expenses on some of the recent reforms.
Now with revenue coming back to the government, repeat the whole process on a distinctly cascading scale, all the while allocating more and more funds towards the military. In the future, paint out some common enemy fro everyone to fear and rally against, building from there.
For now though, enjoy the prosperity, reform, and social rejuvenation that comes from murdering some honest and hard working heroes. The machine of progress must be fueled with the blood and sweat.