You know, on the subject of free potions and runes, why is it that you never seemed to mind Tarkus giving out free potions to people? He has been doing that much longer than Kuurus has. In the end, your objection has little to do with your profession and a lot to do with the fact that people look at mercinae and say hey, why should I belong to a city where the barons are so selfish they won't help us out for free when it costs them nothing?