The People of Outside Relations
The people of outside relations
are those who deal with the lands outside of Vally. I suppose that the
Per-Nal Man would fit here also, but as he does have some power, the position
was listed under The People in Charge.
These people are like custom
agents and boarder guards, but they are simply called the Greeters. It
is their job to keep an eye out for illegal contraband and to make sure
things aren't stolen. Also it is given to them the knowledge of the boarder
alarm and the keeping of the books related to it.
The origin of the name has become
lost of knowledge. For the most part the Crews are male, in fact at the
moment I know of no female ones. This is not due to any rule or regulation
keeping females from being a Crew, it just happens to be an odd fact of
life. Sometimes the Crews are thought to be at least semi-vampires, as
they seem to be nocturnal and are rarely seen during the day. The main
job of the Crews is to receive shipments of cargo from places outside of
Vally and to make sure the cargo gets to the proper territories within
The Seavers work with the Crews
to get the cargo that is brought to the land of Vally organized. They sort
though boxes and get them setup to go to the various territories in Vally.
Why this group of people are
called the Numbers almost escaped me, until I found a reference to them
saying they should only be referred to only as such and such a number.
These people are the police of Vally. They watch the Sumers that come to
Vally to make sure they don't steal things from the territories. If they
do catch them they escort them out of Vally and ask them not to return.