to correct your poor understanding of the nature of basic commodities on Avalon. All commomdities are NOT produced by the 3 cities, in fact each city has a very limited production of very few items. T The outlying villages are the main producers of the commodites that the 3 cities have to have to supply the needs of their citizens, this does not just mean food. But all items from clothing to the animals you ride he selling price from these villages are set by the powers that be so city barons have no controlover them. Barons therefore have to buy their items, make them accordingly to se down 'recipes' and then sell them on to the public.
Marie of Parrius..... who has no wish to be affiliated with any other city thank you very much.