"Okay, as near as I can figure, the council has members from all of the bigger groups here in Respite.
We got the Mage Society, Church of the New Hope, The Lifebringers, Warriors guild, Merchant's League, The Foresters, the Elvish Enclave, Duke Enroth, Dame Malthenia, and now the Helana-Thoth Enclave. Sure there's more, but thats all I can figure. Then you got those two outmigrations a month ago, if they survived. Betcha there'll be another soon with all those new mouths to feed. They're going to need to close that gate soon if we're all not gonna starve!"