J’Zhirr overhears a conversation between Atahbah and Ma’randru-jo. Ma’randru-jo wonders aloud if they should offer discounts to the soldiers and Atahbah asks if he is thinking of offering discounts to the Stormcloaks or Imperials.
Ma’randru-jo answers, “Both. One or the other is bound to win the war eventually. Why not curry favor now, so that the victor will look upon us kindly?”
Atahbah has more experience in the intricacies of politics. She chides Ma’randru-jo, saying that he has the foresight of a Khajiit in a sandstorm and points out that if they did that, the winners will persecute them for helping the losers.
Ma’randru-jo looks a little ashamed. He replies, “Hm. I had not thought of it that way.”