If that seems to be the end of the interview, Theodoric gives a bow of his head and a pull on a forelock, and with a couple initial steps back turns, signals the others to follow, and walks out of the room - but not yet into the cold, stopping short of the heavy door to explain what just happened - or as best he understands it.
He takes a deep breath - and once again rues not having a magic tablet. He speaks Greek, the brothers Rus and Turkish, so Latin the their only shared tongue, and he knows theirs is only worse than his. He chooses his words carefully...
"Well boys... cold walk for us. We go at Tanas, and find a storyteller - you knows "storyteller"? One person what makes stories, tells history, plays music..." he pantomines strumming on a stringed instrument and blowing on a flute, altho' his expressiveness is predictably that of a warrior and not a jongleur. "...Storyteller who sings. Good storyteller - the most best we are to find. We try for to make friend of storyteller - promise money, promise good things - so bring storyteller here. But we must bring storyteller here, to Viola. Understand?"
He waits, makes sure there is at least as much understanding as usual, and then adds.
"Good enough. You've had breakfast?... good. Go pack for a long trip. Meet in the kitchen, get some food for the road, and then we leave. Let's get moving..."
Viola had no money for them, so he'll go find Phocas to let him know what he's up to and why and get some traveling coin for an extended stay (enough for an inn and food once they get to Tanas, and back, and possibly something extra to tempt a storyteller - not everyone would travel in this weather on a promise), then pack while the stonemason is off getting that arranged, and then catch up to the brothers in the kitchen for something warm in the belly and supplies before they leave.
(OOC - How far is Tanas? How many days normally? And what is the weather - "icy" - snow on the ground? more to fall possibly?
Survival 3 + Int 2 - Do we need a mule for serious camping gear to survive this trip? He has some Area Lores at 2-3 also.)