ut since I wrote that article there has been some developments in the story, and in how Echo Company plan on addressing the issues of transparency in the future. I am just a gnome, hence pretty small, but I am still big enough to shine a bit of spotlight on people who deserve it, and I have to say, the way the Echo company turned around quickly and have decided to make communicating with the media and the citizens a higher priority really impresses me, and I would be less of a gnome if I did not admit that. But before this turn into a ramble, then I will briefly touch on what happened.

Winds of change

Last night I was asked to come to the command centre for a chat. I was greeted by Sergeant Ryleigh who took me to a small area upstairs in the command centre to have a chat about the situation and my complaints from earlier. I won't bore you with all the details, but I was given promise that in the future Echo Company will strive for more transparency, and while they cannot (of course) divulge information which can compromise ongoing cases, and they also have to respect the victims privacy, then they will be more forthcoming with information in the future. I have always been a firm believer that guards engaging with the local community, talking to the citizens, listening to their problems - however big of small they might be - are better guards than the ones just patrolling in silence like it is a military operation which needs to be concluded. Not only does it make guards seem more relatable and friendly, it also makes it much easier for us as citizens to report trouble before it is too late. If I see the friendly face of the local guard when they patrol, and they stop to say hi, then it is far more likely I will trust them if I hear of something illegal going on.

A stronger city

All in all then I - as a citizen - and as a reporter - am happy that the Echo company has decided to open up towards the public and be more forthcoming with the ongoings in the city's more darker alleys. And I know that not only will I personally reward that change by also being more open towards the guards, I will also cherish and look forward to a good working relationship with the echo company in the future, and I recommend we all use this as a good sign and help the guards when we can. They are after all putting the lives on the line so the rest of us can live in relative safety. If you see or hear anything illegal, then contact your local guard as soon as possible. And then the Lion's Roar.