Come now, General! There is no need to bring up this tired issue. Yes, I was against the airship proposal when it was first brought up in this Assembly, but as you are well aware, when the majority voted to let the plan go forward, the project was executed with the full cooperation of the guild of Engineers. The airship is now built, and so I must ask the military: Are you not satisfied? The gilded giant that our pride, the genius Marco built, still stands in the town square, unused! The airship, built to defend us against an enemy that has yet to materialize, stands ready! I ask you, General, will you not be satisfied with the technological marvels that have been created to protect us? Gentlemen of the Assembly, I ask only that you turn your gaze to the needs of the town, to the needs of the people. We have fed the war machine, now it is time to feed the granaries and to provide for the future.