Ever since Gareth had become the king, the kingdom was very upset. They were destined to destruction and peril unless someone else took his place and they had a different king. The council members were even more upset than any of the towns folk. Gareth was setting up different rules for the kingdom. Some of the council members went on strike and eventually resigned from their positions. This scared Gareth because without them, he would have a hard time ruling the kingdom. Ever since the King had died, the council was doing all of the work behind the scenes, while Gareth was receiving the credit. I don't know how Gareth will survive from this.