She laughs softly and shakes her head.
"Alas! That's worse than I'd expected. Perhaps I can arrange a suitable distraction for her? I know a lovely pair of young barons, bold as anyone's business, in need of a calm and steady head seated in the throne next to theirs to stop them from running mindlessly amok and frightening the veth. Not that I would ever dream of interfering in your family's affairs, of course, but a gentle word at the right moment..."
She pauses, smirks a little.
"Mother insists that I ought to have been an Elk. Do forgive me for plotting reflexively, won't you?"
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Three Things about the woman talking to Tyrn
1. She's clad in dark blue.
2. She's in Winter.
3. She wears the badge of an Elk on a chain around her neck.
"Let the plum tree wither in place of the peach. Sit on the mountain and watch the tigers fight. Loot a burning house. Clamor in the east, attack in the west. And never forget that the foe has also studied Sun Tzu." ~ XiongMao the Cranky