Abilio adds: "It goes without saying how I feel."
He then immediately sits down. He must have meant it literally.
Terrebonne nods. "She be ready."
Doc Peg echos her: "Ready."
Short John Bronze groans, "Big surprise. This is just more nepotism. Can't really reliably judge her because she would've been promoted regardless of skill just because of her practice. Just listen to Miss Heart. Even she's not part of their little club and she knows that she's only being promoted for her magical abilities, not leadership abilities."
A few others murmur in agreement, Marsh notable among them.
Topaz adds: "There's more to running a tight ship than a spell here and there. And keeping in line with fear."
Umlock growls something in a foreign tongue, and Sunnyskies translates: "She doesn't have any meat on her bones."
Rusty Wrench nods. "She's good. Promote her."
General Movp adds to the end, "I'm not saying she is or is not ready, but I've never so much as spoken to Miss Felfire. I'm not prepared to advance an unknown into fleet leadership – nothing personal of course, Miss."
There are more murmurs of agreement.
Smitts bangs on the table. "Very good. That will do for now. Please see me in private counsel if you have any other concerns. We should be able to come to a vote on this in the next week or the following week. Moving on to the final order of business, nominations for Commander of the Hourglass. Any nominations to put forward?"
General Movp once again stands up and indicates Friesian, who he brought along. "I've worked with Mister Cross in the past. He is a commander is consummate skill and honor, and is not only a proven leader, but a champion of loyalty, dignity, and tact under pressure. I believe he is the ONLY right choice for the position.">>32004
She laughs. "Yeah, but that's not saying much, is it?"
Then she pulls you up. "So that's what you came over for, just scrap? Boy, and here I thought you were trying to make a move."
She has an amused smile.>>32005
The introduction, right. It's about his opinions of his swamp pony neighbors, if you recall.