Ah, the royals.

Regularly the welcome tax is misunderstood by new players and they deny paying it. It's a gross mistake to do so because the royal questline is by far the most rewarding questline in this game, except possibly for the Captain's Cigalo questline. It is however believed that you get a second chance at this questline.

The representative of the Royals does have a high tone at first, but will need your help lateron for things which eventually aren't the way that he thought they where. But your rewards nonetheless are very nice to acquire.