Cy held back an internal grimace at Biggen's approach and the reply to Alanus and Edwin that came to mind. Build the group up, not tear it down, build the group up... these leadership mantras are going to become my personal theme statements, aren't they?
Alanus watches Biggen's joyful skipping back with a somewhat perplexed expression. He quietly murmurs to those nearby, "I hope this means Biggen knows some reason to be excited about this group we've come across."
INB4 it turns out that skipping is a mortal insult in the oncoming traveler's religion, akin to slapping them across the face with a glove and challenging them to pistols at dawn.
Oh, , did I post this in a channel where @Kaelas could get an idea see it?
"Thanks", Tiet replies, a little bit embarrassed that the newcomer was able to identify the item while he wasn't able to. Oh well, it could be a useful skill to have, he thinks while fastening it around his neck.
He suddenly realizes how tired he is after the eventful day, so he decides to sit a bit away from the rest of the people to just rest and gather his thoughts a bit.