Under Developed Province

DustToDust

Spearman
I think he is trying to point out the fact none of the barbs are growing. All the barbs around this province are much much larger, then there is this province with tiny baby barbs
 

elphame

Mounted Archer
Natural upgrades to the barb villages are dependent upon having active players within the province. Barb villages will grow as the player(s) do. So the barbs here will remain small, as they aren't stimulated to grow. They can be stimulated using the Master of Loot officer or by having a player move into the province and building up a village.
 

Icedragon

Paladin
Barbs grow based on the average player village points within the province. If you move in and grow a village up the barbs will as well.