Thaumas could barely withstand the idea of grand entrance, but he is just a performer, not an idiot.
"So we shall take the smaller city's way. We don't want to make much... ado without a serious reason. At least not yet. And while we will be at the mainland, maybe we could take a little break for a hunt. I've not been on a hunt since a few weeks. It will do good to my mind."
After the ship set the sails, Thaumas asked his father one more thing.
"O father, you sometimes do see things. Things that are to come. Do you see... a great war coming? 'Cause I feel sometimes like the whole internal peace I managed to maintain not so long ago was very... volatile."