You might be very old indeed but you missed a lot of time and a couple of things on your way to this point.
Springdale never was neutral city as far as i understand. Springdale was always standing for all good and just in this world.
Second,when you refer to alliance with Mercinae... Well,in my eyes this is not an alliance when you do not help in time of need. Mercinae acted more honourable then Springdale in this becouse they at least tried to move troops and help but when they wer
e under siege we did nothing.
when i start to think about it,it might have been start of our fall... when you can't be honest with yourself you are close to be doomed.
You have seen Springdale fall,i have seen doom day of Mersinae... hatred is not an answer. When you use it as a fundamental frame for your future you can not become nothing but dark,neutrality has nothing to do with it.
If you want to be butcher at least don't pretend to be something else
Written by my hand on the 13th of Eleuthral, in the year 1032.