Lets get one thing straight boy, MY empire! And yes, we need money. Lots and lots of money. And do you know how we do that?
Ummmmm... well d'you ask for it?
No, you silly boy. We raise taxes, you hear me. Every single good that passes through here is taxed. You know why? We are in the cross-road.
Sir, there are no roads. Only trade routes and paths that are extremely dangerous.
No, no, NO!! The cross-roads is just what we call our city because we are right in the middle of all the trade routes. Anyway, we start tomorrow. Money=power, and power is what we need. We're gonna be just like the Roman Empire!!