Moving right along...
The Idle chatter betwixt Xavi and myself was actually the banter of Roberto and Arnau out in the hallway. The Master's Council meets before opening for General Council, and you guys haven't decided to let him in yet
Anyways, Carmen looks at everyone and says I say we leave the Gold Gryphons as they are. It may be a good idea to start offering direct contracts, after a number of years of service. But no need to terminate any contracts or anything. And forming our own company, let's just drop that idea. It makes me uncomfortable, it places us in competition with our closes associates, and I have seen other covenants try this and it always fails. That is my advice.
As for Roberto's mercenary captain buddy, I guess he works through a larger agency but is willing to go for a direct contract. I see no problem with that, but realize that we are hiring this Arnau guy, not his soldiers. He pays his soldiers. They are his men, not ours.
And I say we leave them stationed in Mallorca, as was originally intended.
What's this Roberto guy doing here anyway? Tiana dug him up in Ibiza, and invited him to join so he could watch over our interests there. But of course, why would he want to stay out there? He is mister gung-ho happy to be at the covenant of the legendary Delendos and home of the Knights of Seneca. We need to find a way to convince this guy to go back to Ibiza or Mallorca or whatever, and take his mercenary buddy with him. Either that or find an expedition to send them off on. Make themselves useful. I want to make sure he earns his keep. Let us see if he even sticks around for the seven years required to become a Master. Has he ever stayed at a single covenant that long? Has anyon done a background check on this guy? I want one of you to check him out. Size him up. See what he's got and what he is up to.
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