TOR: I wish that surprised me more than it does. I’ve never completely trusted Arrogond. Not for all these years.
UTHIC: We had our disagreements, but … he was an Erogenian. I always thought …
AGLOR: You and he apparently had different ideas of what makes an Erogenian, old friend.
OLLSNIC: Wait. If Pontagar could have his mind influenced, why not Arrogond?
SULIMA: We must be sure. We need to bring this Naurik to the Valley Of The Moon and hold the Gaeth Fertuan.
UROC: Sulima, you bring up a good point, of course. I find it … interesting that you two should speak for Arrogond. He was never a willing friend of the Snake Tribe.
OLLSNIC: Oh I didn’t like him. That’s a fact. He was a bigoted ignoramus.
OLLSNIC: Sorry … Cha na amanh.
SULIMA: Still, we don’t want to have his story told with any part of a lie in it.
UROC: Just so.
OLLSNIC: It’s the Erogenian thing to do.
IPOLA: This action sounds both good and wise to the Moon Tribe. Is there objection to transporting the priest Naurik to the Tower Of The Moon and subjecting him to the Gaeth Fertuan?
THE KINGS AND QUEENS: Nay. None … No. No objection. Nay … Let us do it.
IPOLA: So ordered. Pontagar, with your consent I will use … means of my own to bring Naurik to us securely. It will happen very soon. Again, with your consent.
PONTAGAR: Given that, an hour from now, I don’t know if I’ll be a king or even still a member of my own tribe, I give the consent that I can give to getting this … person … out of my sight as soon as may be.