Following last nights meeting with our new King regarding the situation in Skara Brae. It would seem that our King lacks the incisiveness required of a monarch. Before he was crowned the Kingdom was in turmoil and unrest common. However now we have a King citizens with a grievance should petition the King for a resolution. The situation in Skara is clear enough, some residents led by Edith are in open rebellion, A King CANNOT allow this, this is TREASON. Treason is the ultimate crime in a monarchy leading as it can to Civil War and the destruction of the Monarchy itself. The argument last night seemed to be that the poor citizens of Skara and Edith were just misguided individuals who had strayed from the path. Nothing could be further from the truth thay are in fact TRAITORS maybe misguided but they made their own decisions to join a rebellion, nobody forced them. Once the King was appraised of the facts he should have ordered that they be brought before him, in chains, to answer for their crime. Instead he allowed himself to be swayed by others into simply stating he would order Edith and Kyrian before him to explain their actions. So Kyrian, who as Leader of the Rangers, took over governorship of Skara when Edith went missing and tried to keep the colony running smoothly, leader of the long established Guild of Rangers is treated in the same fashion as Edith, a Mayor, elected by bribery, instigator of rebellion, associate of Koba and a traitor. We are a monarchy NOT a Democracy, the King is responsible for what decisions are made once he learns the facts. In this instance he appears to have allowed himself to be influenced by the opinions of others rather than what was quite obviously the right course. I am with the Sultan, the rebellion should be suppressed by whatever means necessary, allowing unpunished treason is not an option. Treason requires swift, decisive and immediate action anything less demonstrates vacillation. So if last night is to be taken as the first measure of our new Kings attributes in my estimation he failed the test. The argument will be that he acted in a humane and thoughtful manner but Kingship, whilst embracing these virtues, requires a King to consider much more and to make harsh unpopular decisions on occasion for the good of the people and the realm as a whole. The inhabitants of Skara who are parading around shouting 'Down with King Blackthorn' are in doing so committing High Treason (disloyalty to the Crown) considered the most serious of offences, high treason is often met with extraordinary punishment because it threatens the security of the state. In my humble opinion simply calling the leader of the offenders in to talk about it belittles both the threat to the realm and the King himself and certainly does not show decisiveness on his part.