Isn't all this political intrigue exciting? Personally I would prefer it if the various barons ( not just of one particular city but of all) would stop slagging off their opposite numbers and each other and get down to some constructive looking-after-citizens stuff.
While I hold my opinions on certain baron(esse) s (oops slipped up there), I don't intend to voice them unless I have a particular grievance towards them. This is largely due to the fact that some immediately declare you an enemy on reading a message, whether the sender of the message has done anything or not.
Anyway, enough waffle... Aredhel, who CAN afford a lamp and is proud of it - so there