I don't know what the temple stewards are thinking. Do they believe no one will notice or do they simply not care? But I see right through their little game. Taxes are rising, to fund temple affairs they say, all while they spend our hard-earned gold on exotic goods and drink. When I missed a shipment of Vaurine Wine last week, for the second month in a row, I personally made the trip to Cairan to inquire with my importer. After a fair bit of coercion and no small amount of coin, he told me that a temple attendant signed the cargo manifest and then made off with my wine. I then spoke with a number of other local sellers and it seems they too have been missing product they've been expecting through the Cairan caravan. I do not mean to imply that they are appropriating the goods, certainly not. They are in fact not only paying for our wares but also bribing importers to keep quiet about their little dealings. A fine waste of our tax money, no doubt.
I mean to take this up with the merchant guild as soon as possible and I implore you to do the same. It is about time a voice of power in this region ruffled the feathers of a few ordained officials.