I understand you and your brother's concerns, but my decision is final. Our families have kept vigil here for six generations. They were forgotten but they still did their duty, as we must do ours. Not only that, but we're finally profiting from it!
Don't worry though. I don't intend to return Emeric's gold, or even to release his messenger. I've just spent the gold to secure us a new hideout. I know the perfect place. We'll be long gone when the Lion Guard shows up.