Settlements in the ruined land of Adaugeo are small and few, with floating populations. Trading between visitors is common, and facilities usually include a small place for lodging, stables, storage, and trade. It is courtesy to contribute to the meals which are served to everyone, and people trade off the jobs of running the settlements.
Jobs such as cooking, cleaning, and managing the lodging are rewarded with provisions, and enforced through magic items containing geass. For example, one who takes up cleaning would accept the geass item, usually a key, which gives them access to the facilities needed to perform their duty, as well as a lockbox with their provisions. If they neglect their duties, they are cursed by the item. The manager is responsible for gathering the food taxes from visitors, and distributing them, first to the worker’s storage, then to the visitors.