If it's on fire and shouldn't be, blame the Tinker.
The Tinker is (allegedly) the evil mastermind behind every bad thing that has happened since his birth.
There are several problems with that statement. The first is that no one can pinpoint exactly the date of the Tinker’s birth. Nor can anyone delineate exactly his parentage, or make an educated guess at his next of kin. The second is that no government, agency or organization has ever successfully captured the Tinker, let alone been able to prosecute him. Only recently (since the departure of Peter) has the world even seen the Tinker’s face.
Even so, the FABLE team is fairly certain that if something is amiss in the world it can be traced back to some sort of interference from the Tinker.