He could tell by the way she held herself, the look in her eyes, the words she chose in every response, she was trying to work him out, trying to find his end goal. Well maybe it would be better to show her.Visenya gave a blank look at the apology, but her smile and nod of acceptance were genuine. She had not intended her tone to be hostile. She also noted the Mage's choice of words with regards to his status with interest. Curious, for a man of his obvious noble bearings.
She beamed at his compliment, however, and raised her own glass in response, taking a delicate sip of its almost clear content. "Do you like it? An acquaintance of mine imports it from a place in the Great Wind Desert near the Gulf. My husband simply cannot do without it in the morning." She laughed pleasantly, with an expression of the same disposition. "But this grape is native to the Archipelago. It is still not too late to try it." She discretely slid the empty goblet a few inches towards her guest.
The news he brought were interesting. Violent, which was unsurprising, but interesting. She had not herself heard of any conflict, although even the local rumormongers spoke of these new, rising 'nations'. A militarized, ninja-run parody of the nation state, she thought to herself with distaste. Pirates in the land of water, however, that spelled trouble for the Archipelago. She would ask about them, but first...
"My grandfather, Lord Aenar Targaryen, raised this castle. Our family has always enjoyed a special bond with dragons and their flames helped shape many of the stones that still make up the walls today. Indeed, my Vhagar was bound to my grandmother, Alyssa, at that time. That is the simple origin of the name." Her visage hardened then, as she countered with her own question. "But these pirates, you must tell me more about them. Who are they, how powerful are they? This Cluster relies heavily on shipping for our prosperity, so anything you can tell me would be of great help."
"I was wondering, before going into such details, i'd like to show you something? There are those that fight the pirates currently from what i hear by the names of Kaizen and Kurama if i'm not mistaken. Anyway, i would show you here but, for this, i would need a little space? A spire, a courtyard, any large open space will be fine.
As for the wine, maybe later this evening if i'm still welcome i'll take you up on that offer. It's just something you've said has truely peaked my interest."