PONTAGAR: Which leaves me with the problem of what to tell my people?
IPOLA: This is for you to decide, ultimately, your Highness.
PONTAGAR: What … what would you advise?
IPOLA: I can speak only for myself, but if I were in the same case, I think I would lay the entire truth before my people.
AGLOR: There may be others – more than we think – who feel as Arrogond did, so it may mean the end of the Fire Tribe as we know it and the loss of a great portion of our strength.
PONTAGAR: And so, Aglor, you’d advise –
AGLOR: The truth. The entire truth. Everything. Less than that might buy you some time, but truth is what we live by. I know, the Fox Tribe has ways of misdirecting our enemies and telling only part of the truth in service of war or some good cause, but – the Fox Tribe is not the Fire Tribe. And if your people would shun you for telling this ugly truth, then maybe neither are they, anymore.
ONA: Wouldn’t you rather know who your enemy is sooner than later?
UTHIC: Lie even once, Pontagar, or hide the truth one time and you lose their trust forever.
PONTAGAR: Yes … Thank you all. I’ll … be in touch very soon.
KINGS AND QUEENS: Farewell. Gen Tal. Gen Tal. GoodBye
IPOLA: Now. To see about getting that piece of shit here for questioning. Hmmm … yes, that might work very well.