The most recent addition to Dortin’s oligarchy is the Arman family, whose manor is Printer’s Palace, a garishly expensive property on Lake Street at the head of The Stone Road, just across the street from Baron’s Square. The Armans are nouveaux riches, and the closest thing Dortin has to a ‘modern’ business family. Within the last half-century, Danilo Arman made his money in books, as the name of his property suggests. Though the Armans had long been wealthy in a modest way, Danilo’s contribution to the family fortune was cultivating a friendship with the globe-trotting adventurer Milos. Milos’ books have become the only successful mass-market written works on The Continent, one of the only cultural phenomena that crosses racial lines, and can now be found on shelves from Trin to Tarsus. The family takes half of every sale and freely uses local thugs in every city to stamp down on bootlegging. With the purchase of Printer’s Palace, gifts of funding to literacy organizations, and a large donation to The Watch, Danilo Arman made a bid for membership in The City Fathers, which was accepted shortly after he purchased and renovated one of the city’s docks, now one of the busiest in town. The Arman family, unique among The City Fathers, does not own residential property or collect rent from any neighborhoods.