It is usually a sign of youth when people are so exuberant they live merely in the short term. This narrow mindedness and lack of foresight seems to be the curse which has blighted your city. This I think is what Zakath was referring to, a city of ban
d waggoners and trend followers rather than an independant entity.
There are those amongst you who wish to see Springdale rise alone without aid, but you, dear Squire , are not one of them. You speak of SOI as if it is a badge of honour you have earned when it was in effect the same as gathering crops; that which you
do so well Paladin.
Live in the present all you want, For the future , is mine.
Written by my hand on the 16th of Mournsend, in the year 1119.