I have a fun idea! Why not auction off some paper and tar among your advisors? I've already asked your merchant, architect, general and scientist to join in.
Your Highness! Greva Darn, Fernikus, Grivus and Mandrubar will take turns offering you something for your paper and tar. If you don't like the offer, skip the quest. They might make a better offer later! If you like the offer, accept it. but you'll lose your chance for a better deal later.