Difficult times. There’s a lack of paying customers. Since the whalers were driven out, profits have dwindled, with many playhouse and barkeepers having gone out of business to seek their fortunes elsewhere. Others hold out or have no way of pulling away. You have nothing else than to be content with the fur trappers and common seamen. Demands have changed, the town’s entertainment venues have become simpler in offer, lower in price and more inventive in the rascally methods of squeezing the last kreutzer out of customers’ pockets.