As a result of Ladorus' effort, the blacksmiths' production continued to increase until the economy had burgeoned and all within the kingdom's populace lived in prosperity and wealth. Yet when he had been successful at creating wealth for his kingdom, the advisor's success had also changed his character. "This new prosperity, it is all by my hand that is has come to be. What has the emperor done? It is I whom the people should respect. I... I must have the throne."