“O’Par is a small, tidy little area of the world, but there are many secrets here. People are curious about travelers, and anytime you tell them something, they always seem to know twice what you told them. Fortunately, the neutrality of this region is a beacon of peace in a war-ridden region.
Duke Gadadik I is an intelligent and shrewd ruler, but also a sneaky and manipulative one. His army is small because it needs to be, but it is well known that he makes up for that with a veritable army of spies. I think this must help him maintain the peace without a large armed force.”