Electrum was looking forward to a quiet retirement. Then the prince fell in love with a common merchant girl from another realm. The captain of the guard wanted to stop all commerce. The Silver Gate to the Tween World was showing signs of wear.
Now Electrum was caught in the middle of the conflicts, and his plans for a comfortable retirement were in doubt. He might even face being exiled.
This wasn't the way he had pictured his last year of employment.