The Council do not travel around the Kingdom much. Each and every Council member goes back to their constituencies at holiday times and some (but not all) weekends. In the Kingdom, it is the royals who are most in touch with the common people. Having said that, certain Council members are better than others at remembering there is life outside the Palace and they’d do well to listen to people’s concerns. L’Evallier is very good, as is Rodish, then later Balkish and, perhaps surprisingly, D’Dathson, the orc. It should be said that it isn’t this currrent Council who are guility of benign neglect here. It’s been a fact of life since the Council concept was adopted. But it does explain why the royals, even the defecting Eileen, can usually guarantee getting a warm welcome anywhere and why the Council does not.
Some of the more green minded fairies, the better thinking witches and wizards, are beginning to team up to try to restore some of the Kingdom’s barren areas. FNN has suggested this is a kind of collective guilt for actions taken by the ancestors of these people. This only produced an angry response from the green minded and led to the FNN studios being turned into an upside down frying pan during a thunderstorm. Everyone was soaked. Equipment was wrecked and had to be replaced. FNN have not offended these people again. The Queen and Council approve of these green-minded beings’ work (and the treatment of FNN). The main problem faced is that magic cannot be used to undo the damage done by the earlier magic. The land needs a kind of massive drainage scheme to get rid of the magic remaining in it and this is what these people are working on.