Mr SoDOMi may start digging at the archaelogic site, and who knows what he may find, since the archaelogical site are full of treasures and loots from the old time.
The worry is real. Once the digging starts, it may reveal things hidden underground for the long years that the Old Horse was chief.
Looking at the Place, the Old Horse realised that one big faction of votes have gone. SO he has to play up the sentiments of the Main faction to make sure that his people remain at the helm. Even at the expense of cutting off the Present Chief who was the son of the (late) second Chief of the Place.
So the Old Horse tried his best to fan and fan. Emotions are like fire, the more you fan, the bigger it will be; and by fanning incessantly , he hopes that the fire will be big enough to engulf the Place and make all people of the Main Faction vote for his own group , even if it means that he has to sacrifice the present Chief, and make the Second-in-command the next chief, even if he has to sacrifice the future of the Place.
The best solution actually is not to fan but to make the playing fields more level so that people of all Factions can play together happily and fairly, , with aids going to the poor and the handicapped and the socially disadvantaged. By making fairer rules, it may win back some of the hearts of the Minority Faction. That is actually the best way for the Old Horse to beat Mr SoDOMi. But he fails to see this. Maybe he has got cataracts, or shortsightedness so bad that even spectacles would not help.
So he attacked the other factions, and make factional remarks to try to get the people in the Main faction to see his points. Nevermind that it will chase away the people of the other minority factions, nevermind that it may hinder people from other Places wanting to put money in this Place. Nevermind that the Place may be destroyed by his fanning.
Dangerous game he played. But he is not senile.
It is all to prevent himself from facing the possibility of seeing the Dungeon.