The empire teeters. Across the land, cities find themselves in the grip of discord and unrest. Moral depravities—from the bawdy entertainments of backstreet theaters to the heinous acts of lawless gangs—are at an all time high. Many commentators blame the easy availability of cheap alcohol. Is it time to forbid drinking?
Alcohol is not a refreshment fit for an upstanding empire.
We've always enjoyed our drink. It is not the root of our problems.
We'll permit drinking establishments—and our Taxation Offices will take a nice slice.