Let it be known to all of Avalon that Mercinae shall be neutral in the battles between the cities of Springdale and Parrius and as such will not allow her citizens to take part in any direct aid in warfare to either cities, in particular that of parting water to allow the passage of troops.
Despite our recent disagreements with Springdale, Mercinae still value our alliance against the evil to the northwest and reckognise that for such an alliance to work effectively, certain sacrifices by both parties may be necessary. Naturally therefore we expect Springdale to show a willingness to make such sacrifices. I stress that Mercinae will not accept being taken for granted, and that we are perfectly capable of standing on our own if need be.
Tinuviel, Princess of Mercinae
Written by my hand on the 17th of Cloudburst, in the year 1137.