One of the few things that Yew seems to have an abundance of is Yew trees. In recent months the wood of the yew tree has become a hot property. Builders have discovered that the hardships Yew endured when the area was sickened and swamp like was that the Yew area trees bore a wood of surpassing quality. Able to stand up to conditions which would warp other boards. Some scholars have conjectured that this came about when the minerals of the earth they grew in were forced up through the trees roots as the waters filled the lands. Perhaps carried in some way by the properties of the contamination itself. This leads me to believe that there is a possibility that the harm done to Yew may turn out in some ways to be a boon for the lumber trade. PGOH has been trying to secure as much of the lumber from Yew as it can to use in shoring up the tunnels at their dig site. I have already sent several shipments their way, and yet their appetite for the lumber has not been sated. At the same time, ship builders have also discovered that the odd properties in the wood make it an excellent material for the building of larger and faster vessels. I have seen tradesmen and those of questionable reputation hanging around the area and seeking talks with the monks of the Empath Abbey. It has been said that whoever gains control of the Yew woods and lumber will be able to gather vast wealth to themselves through trade and out right sales of the precious wood. The people of the Yew area forests are becoming concerned that greedy profiteers may strip the forests and kill the way of life in the surrounding towns and villages.