this i a continuation of the offtopic discussion located in: http://vboards.stratics.com/showthread.php?t=181015 The concept of the network is similar to the early net web-ring approach. Each vendor that is a member of the network would prominently display a rune taking them to a rune book(s) directory that will lead them to other members of the network. These books would be checked regularly for compliance of the network rune and to make sure they are still active. The ultimate goal is to (obviously) drive traffic to rural vendors. There are many great vendors out in bumpkin land. The populace just needs to know where to find them! There is a potential suitor for the rune book directory in Kirthag, although I would be willing to maintain it as well. Thoughts?