((OOC: Man you guys threw up a lot of posts. Hasn't been that long since I checked after getting from work. <teasing, btw>)
Jormungand comes bustling in soon after Fiona with a very light cotton robe barely hanging onto one of his shoulders and slipping off the other.
"So sorry for the delay, was determining if plans for a bathhouse in the caverns be even feasible when Ah got the message about Fieltarn's duties currently occupying him. Then the damnable cavern space shifted on meh as Ah threw on some clothing and be trying to make mah way back here. Ah hope mah absence has not been taken amiss." He nods amiably at Alexei and Fiona, and then turns to Laetitia. "Ah don't believe we've met yet, belle Maga, I am Jormungand ex Miscellanea, Vor Si'r, and Ah hope we can make your visit, business or pleasure, be enjoyable." He immediately leans in for a faire la bise, but as soon as she finishes with the customary two he chuckles and quips, "Non, non, chez nous, c'est quatre!" and leans back to finish the customary "four".
As he begins talking, he seems to absentmindedly gets up and immediately properly refills Laetitia's cup. "Hmm, yes, charges of plundering being absent, Ah would be curious what you think the reason is. In reviewing previous Council decisions, declaring seisin was a Council decision, and Ah would need significant input from the parties present at that decision--"his gaze quickly flits to Alexei and Fiona, though Fiona's gaze is perhaps a bit warmer, and also refills their wine glasses--"or outside stimuli, perchance Proctor's imminent plans, as you implied, to invoke Princep duties and unilterally reverse it." Realizing he's holding an empty wine bottle and a full glass, he puts down the depleted container and checks to verify the cooling condition of the second bottle Reynault already had chilling while he takes a casual sip, making every effort to glide around the room and casually glancing to see if Laetita notices. He'll purposefully smirk and raise an eyebrow if she catches him checking for her reaction.
((OOC: also, Int 2 + Code of Hermes 3 + Parthean Code 1 + (invisible castle is still down, blargh... Jonathon, can you make the roll?) = ... ,but no Intrigue, I do not have the Lion and the Lily yet, what's the difference between seisins and tropaeas, and what's the difference between formal declaration to a Quaesitore and having the vis sources registered with the Mercare?))