Sneaky bastards, the lot of them
Some sovereigns prefer a different sort of tax from their subjects - whether freely given, or taken by force.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world
A noble claims that a stranger did not enter the town by any normal means, but trough his mirror. The man in question is ravening mad and mutters on about vast halls connecting all the mirrors in the world.