I sense a growing presence of internal strife within the town, that if not controlled, could easily win the best of the heart of stability I've tried so bitterly to put in place. Is it not the official stance of all those involved with Troll's Bane to most readily take the word of their close peers, before making brash and inaccurate decisions? I understand there needs to be a certain level of democracy and a level of equality for all citizens, no matter if they serve in the armed forces or not. However, a glowing report that one of your comrades, or fellow allies attacked a supposedly innocent bystander, should not be immediately welcomed with swords drawn and public decrees of induced detained questioning.
Why you ask? This sounds unfair? Because, if the person in question is still on our side (which he most surely would not be if he attacked innocents and was involved in anything short of a just process of lawfulness) he will most readily submit himself for due process of law. Hew Keenaxe is not a dwarf, to the best of my knowledge, to randomly attack innocent people. I believe this claim, especially from someone as dignified and whose opinion I admire in Altrix, that Hew Keenaxe was merely doing his duty.
It's rather unfitting that some people are so quick to believe that their allies have done something wrong and in the process, call for their immediate audience, yet refuse to believe the same about an entity or group who has a closet full of facts pushed against them.
Governor of Troll's Bane