It may or not interest you to know several tracker runes have of late been removed from Mercinaen staves - these were indeed hostile.
The treat as you call it was clearly to do with the felling/divine removal of staves - Orthwein has interpreted my \"probing\" actions to be a violation.
As only myself and Orthwein had the initial discussions it is hard for anyone else to judge wether my actioons broke the spirit of the agreement.
To a reasonable person Thakria actions are an overreaction.
I find out why today when I find there are actually very few staves in thakria worth felling - rest assured they will be removed anyhows.
The bottom line is I guess Thakria has less to lose than other cities by staves being felled although the Loremaster involved has indeed a lot to lose.