We combined Abbey & Mayor with Bridges, Castles & Bazaars for the first time last night, and one situation cropped up for which I want to clarify the rules.
I created a small city (with no banners), as defined for the Castle requirements, but only had a Mayor to hand. The Mayor rules state:
When a city containing a mayor is scored, ...
IE the banner / number of followers rule doesn't come into play here as the city -> castle is specifically not a scoring event.
The Castle rules state:
... the owner of the city chooses whether to score 4 points, as normal, or to make it into a castle.
The CAR changes "owner" to "occupier", but otherwise is more or less the same. Since I'm not scoring, my reading is that the Mayor is the owner/occupier.
Is my interpretation correct - can a Mayor become a lord in a castle?