Paul: I didn't think the Regents were in on your plans.
Ashka: The Regents are fools. They have let the people lose respect in the Spellbinders. Paul, you have no choice in this. Tell me how to make gunpowder.
Paul: You want to use the gunpowder against the Regents. And then you want to rule the Spellbinders.
Ashka: Very perceptive. And when I do, I can make your life here very pleasant. Or very unpleasant.