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TULA: For what it’s worth, I think you made a very persuasive case.
IPOLA: I am glad the three of you were there to add your voices.
TULA: Me too.
IPOLA: Zonn’s right. They’re … an unallied tribe. We can’t hold them to an oath that only some of them took twenty-five or thirty years ago.
TULA: We could. There’s a precedent.
IPOLA: I won’t.
TULA: I know.
POLA: I … am so glad you are here. So glad you found Mentl, and that you and Zona are well.
TULA: Not half as glad as we are, but yes, I appreciate it.
IPOLA: What about the artifact?
TULA: The Book? Mentl has It - or It has him. It pops in and out when It pleases Itself to do. We no longer worry about It when It disappears. It always comes back eventually.
IPOLA: Ah - until the time It doesn’t.
TULA: I try not to think about that.
UISSAN: Your Majesty …