Gallybagger Guidance Document
You have been duly awarded full legal right to collect tithes on behalf of the Church of the Highly Improbable*. The Church endeavours to perform it’s noble mission on behalf of mankind, but to do so requires considerable resources. The Church maintains a fleet of ships powerfully equipped to help you perform Tithe Adjustment Interdictions. This document will help you as you begin your new career as a Gallybagger Tithe Adjuster!
Tithe Adjustment 101
The Church is legally entitled to 3.14% of all income in the perceivable universe. This has been codified in law and canon so many times in so many places throughout history that it is barely worth linking to authoritative proof of these obviously just and legal claims.
It is a sad truth that in these wild times of exploration and expansion, far too few folks are even aware that they are members of the Church, let alone aware of their Tithing responsibilities. Therefore, the Church anoints you, the Gallybagger Galactic, to inform these good citizens of their due, and to collect the tithe in any manner deemed effective.
Although it is hard to believe, some adherents refuse to accept the inevitable and may refuse you your Wholly Noble attempt to collect tithes. In these instances, you are legally and morally obligated to use necessary force to retrieve the tithe. Even in the rare case of a confrontational adjustment, Gallybaggers are to collect onlyÂ the 3.14%. Should the worst happen, and the adherent be forced to eject for safety, Gallybaggers are to leave the remainder of the cargo in space. The Church has no legal right to any more than 3.14%, rounded down.
In the case that you cannot easily discern what constitutes a just 3.14%, the Vice Pope has decreed that Gallybaggers may haul in the full cargo, and the Vice Pope will take care of it.
Chians are required to tithe once per year. Make a good faith attempt to verify the necessity of an interdiction before conducting adjustment. In the rare instance that you cannot adequately discern the correctness of the interdiction, it is generally best to (a) perform the Tithe Adjustment Interdiction with as little confrontation as possible, and (b) bring it back to the nearest Church Hangar where an Officer of the Church will take care of it for you.
Be aware, GallybaggersÂ may not conduct adjustment during the Wholly Day.
The Church recognises the valiant and noble work performed by Gallybaggers across the galaxy. As the duties necessitate the acquisition of fuel, ammunition (for self defense purposes only of course), not to mention wear and tear etc., Gallybaggers are legally entitled* to reserve 33.333% of all tithes collected. Thus, it is the Gallybagger’s responsibility to (a) ascertain what constitutes 3.14% of on-board cargo, and (b) retain 33.333% of the tithe to go toward the cost of maintaining the necessary resources that enable the good work to be done.
*Not all systems recognise the Church’s legal right to collect tithes. In case of law enforcement or adherent objections, please contact your nearest Right Reverend for assistance.