"That's a good question," Lucas replies. "The magi are the effective nobility here. They're the ones in charge. Aside from us, there are few enough people in the castle who aren't servants of some sort. Bashir's one. He's a learned man, though he's a Moor, which upsets some people. Excellent conversationalist, but some people just can't get past the color of his skin. Nicasi's also of high stature, but he's taken a vow of silence, so that won't help either. I could ask the castle steward, but your potential contact might not like a servant, however highly placed."
"Really, if you're looking for someone highly-placed to have dinner with an influential local, you're looking at finding a magus or maga. Given that, I think I'm your man. I'm not as highly-placed as some. But you can certainly introduce me as one of the scholars in the castle, and a member of the council that runs it. That's true enough. And I generally make a good first impression. I can also see if Cecilia would like to come as well. She's not an authority in the castle, but a pretty face never goes awry when trying to impress someone."
"And it wouldn't be an imposition at all. I'm looking at relocating to Arans in a few years and I'd love the opportunity to meet some of the locals."
Unfortunately by 1237 Lucas hasn't moved to Arans yet. Otherwise he'd offer his own tower for the dinner.
Also, Lucas regularly invites the Redcaps out to his villa in Majorca. So he's no stranger to having dinner with Redcaps.