With all due respect i think you have the wrong paladin and the wrong city.
Striving to better ones self can never be construed as evil or even a darkening of the spirit of springdale.
The fact Springdale is unbendable in its resolve against evil and tyranny, should never be taken as a shadow on bright bright spirit.
armsmash for the above mentioned paladin, would that more strong willed and good hearted men such as he dwell in our city, even thakrians would feel the warm glow of friendship and safety.
Written by my hand on the 15th of Skyelong, in the year 1154.