So, Kuurus is \"prostituting\" his skills? I think not. He is a baron of Thakria and thus it is incumbent upon him to do ALL he can to help Thakria. When Shaitan was prince, he did not make players pay him in order to avenge their deaths. He should be applauded for putting his city and citizens before his pocketbook.
I'm also curious why it is you don't whine about animists, rangers, and mages giving out free herbs. There is, after all, no difference.