Dark Days of Greyhawk
The Village of Hommlet is a Freetown with a Charter. This means that no man or woman in the town is actually a peasant, but instead everyone in the Village is Free with no Lord other than the Viscount or his appointed agent.
In the case of Hommlet, there are actually two men that are responsible for the village: Burne and Rufus. Burne is the Viscount’s appointed Lord, while Rufus is the Viscount’s appointed Sherriff of the southern areas.
(more to come)