Here's a clue.

Because you certainly need one. I will say this in tiny words so even you can understand.

I don't give a rat's ass what you do in Mercinae. I barely have time to think about what you do

much less get involved in it. Parrius minds her own business, Yousuf. We spend our days working

and asking to be left the hell alone to do it. Now. I will tell you one more time. It is a question, Yousuf.

A question. Like this - ???? See? The question is - Is Mercinae going to back up her claims of friendship

to Parrius or will her elected officials continue to attack us? We just want a policy statement. From the

city, not from you personally so please shut the hell up unless you claim to represent your city.

Just in case you didn't get it, Yousuf, I'll repeat it. We do not care what you do one way or the other.

We would just like you to tell us what your policy is regarding Parrius.

Now go to bed, old man. Maybe things will be clearer for you in the morning.

Mercy - Maid of the East

Written by my hand on the 30th of Mournsend, in the year 953.