The top ten Represented Authority towns on the server get a cut of the Tax Rebate that comes from Player Stalls.
The Challenge Authority, aka 'Poop Claim', will drain a town's Represented Authority over time when built inside the borders of that town. Represented Authority is what Benjamin Bryberry measures, and what determines Tax Rebates.
Actual Authority given by Silver will not drain so the Town Bell is safe from a Poop Claim. Represented Authority cannot exceed Actual Authority and the silver cost of the town will rise with the building of Cross of Saint George as well as Boundry Stones.
A Challenge Authority reduces the Represented Authority of a town it is placed on in the following increments each hour [40,80,160,240,240,240…..] up to 960 Authority per hour once it has been up 4 hours and it activates with the first hour. The Poop Claim will remain active until it is destroyed; if it is not destroyed, it will keep the Represented Authority at 0 until it is destroyed. Represented Authority will recover at a rate of 120 per hour once the Poop Claim is gone.
Each hourly tick of the Challenge Authority will ring the Town Bell of both the Challenging town and the Challenged, and send out a Village Chat message.