Pigeons had begun a bitter protest at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa. Their purpose, as expressed to the Face of Everyman, was to raise objection to the wanton destruction of historic statues in the surrounding villages. It was a loss of their sites of oratory greatness. The venerable sage thought it ironic that these very statues were the site of their greatest desecration. Everyman lost interest in supporting a futile cause.