You answered my question quite well and I acknowledged your answer. I'm not sure why you feel the need to post again either.
I'm also not sure where you read my statement 'deciding' your vested interest in the Brigand guild either.
And I do stand behind my statement regarding their supposed independence: They cannot be under your protection and independent. Feel free to check any reference materials you need.
You are correct. There is no misunderstanding at all. By declaration from you, Dunccan and Elmak, the Brigands are now a protectorate of Parrius. I'm perfectly clear on that as is anyone with an avergae command of Avalon's common tongue.
If you have anything further you'd like to discuss with me, I'm more than happy to do so.
Written by my hand on the 5th of Midwinter, in the year 1234.