"I agree that including the entire covenant in the casting of the Aegis would be far too cumbersome," Orion adds. "As well as risky. Maximilian is correct; it's a tricky ritual as it is. We don't want to add to its complexity, particularly when the vast majority of the covenant has no need to be part of the Aegis casting. They haven't any magical or supernatural abilities that would be interfered with by the Aegis. It would increase the chance of mishap for no appreciable gain."
"However, I don't imagine that adding a handful of people would be a problem. They are members of the covenant, and it makes the covenant stronger to allow them to use their abilities. Besides, by making them part of the Aegis casting, we limit the number of Aegis tokens that need to be in circulation, thus reducing the chance that one is lost or stolen."
"As for honoring Charmion when the Aegis is cast, I completely support that idea. As the others have said, it would have to be separate from the Aegis casting, since the ritual can't be altered from its original form. But a suitable ceremony to give thanks to our patron can surely be arranged to come either before or after the casting."
Orion will extend his parma to cover Gabriel during the council meeting. He will also make a habit of doing so at each council meeting.
I'm going to assume that if everyone posts without voting against either of our candidates, that they are both successfully elected.
And FWIW, I like Charmion's way of talking. It makes her seem different, which is probably what you're aiming for.