“I’d never have wished this on anyone, but plague has ever been a means by which new institutions grow.”
While Silas’ people still debate entering the war (the elven lands have yet to be seriously affected), Silas has spent his time on the front lines, gathering survivors and playing his bow in their defense. He argues that if all nations were one, and if all were united in common cause, nothing like the black plague could ever have occurred. He may very well be right. Yet, his notion of government is one that the rich and powerful fear with every fiber of their being. He calls it ‘democracy’.