If you mean by cities, Gabbad is already hopelessly devoted to hiding, and weakness.
For everyone else, the matter still stands. What is gained from making the young not enjoy living in such a wonderfully rich environment as avalon? Sure the few folks in each city that do so with regularity miss out on a few trinkets and some coin, but nothing of overriding worth, nothing to equal the reward of having a vibrant and bustling land. What could not the four great cities achieve for the good of ALL, if they unified on this matter? Its not a matter of strength or weakness, or good or evil. I
ts a logical, important step that can make the land better for all in it.
Written by my hand on the 8th of Leaflost, in the year 1152.