While a desire to lay eyes on his son's face filled his heart, Alford knew that his wife's discovery of Krowl in the palace could undo his plans, even if unwittingly for her. Tileot would have to wait.
Alford: Archbishop, I will let you go unpunished this one time. Just this one time. I do not enjoy having your Witch Hunters prodding into foreign territories without my knowledge or permission. Leave me now, and go finish your preparations for the empowering.
Captain de Mon, go fetch the Queen. Tell her I will attend to her request now. Privately.