@Puffhead - Your answers were quite illuminating. Given how the Tradezone doesn't have any major parties vying for control of the area I'm thinking, with your permission of course, of having Walter control the majority of the Tradezone with a subtle yet powerful grip as a result of his years of trading & gathering resources.
After all, while the Stormlands might be a strong contender for control over food Walter can provide ample supplies of perfectly clean water and much, much more. The British rifters can't contend him in the fields of both medicine and vices as their rift's powers work with the more basic forces of nature while Walter's power allows him a far more complex manipulation of fluids.
On another note I've been thinking about your mention of Krag's involvement in Walter's business. Seeing as how Walter is keen to see trade go underway in a safe and pleasant environment if you'd like Krag would make an ideal peace officer. The role allows you a great deal of freedom since Krag can roam most of the Tradezone while on duty so long as he's keeping the area safe like he's paid to do. He'll have a stable job and a great excuse for getting involved in other people's plots.
Just a humble suggestion whilst I pass the time dwelling on character matters.
I was certainly thinking along those lines! And I would certainly allow Walter having a somewhat more impressive (although still subtle) control over the land. Makes for a pretty good dynamic!
Can I join? This concept sounds super cool and I'd love to play around with it.
Absolutely! In fact we're just waiting for two more people to join before the Roleplay officially starts (hopefully) on Saturday! So excellent timing! Let me know if you have any questions okay?