The text reminds me of the original Scooby Doo. Otherwise, interesting post.
Aha! You made me nervous, Lech. I can - with confidence - say that the font is entirely different and far more nuanced than the Scooby Doo font. Thanks for your time and attention to detail, though. It's always much appreciated! :)
In regards to exploration services, I have a suggestion. I think it's a bad idea to pay outright for that service. The explored information should need to be verified by someone in the area it refers to before payment is made. Otherwise, it'd be far too easy for someone to make up false information for money since no one aside from other people who traverse the area would be able to refute their claims.
To rule is not to reign but to garner respect. To lead by example & not a show of force. It is the involvement in the affairs of others & not interfering in them. This will pave the way to honor & once you attain honor, you should never once let it go.
It was great meeting you in person at PAX east and was great to hear you speak passionately about this and other aspects of your Duchy