Would you care to be more specific about what you don't like?
Maybe I'm mistaken but A spell crafted circle last as many days as the amount of high magic you put into it. A circle put up without any sort of extender only last five days?
Rits cast without an extender are now base 1 year. You have been around to long dear Havok.
Magus/Consul/Enchanter are used interchangably, you may wish to edit for clarification.
If we have to satisfy some qualification of the Empire, then we should do the minimum required, or not be a part of them.
Adventurers don't do well with bureaucracy.
If we do not rule ourselves, the Empire will rule us.
I'm not sure I gave the townsfolk a choice Alana