Tiero pauses when they reach the base of the spire, not far from the path upwards. "You know the way from here."
"Why did you say you hadn't seen him?" Orien asks the question that has been nagging her throughout the walk.
"I hadn't, when you asked," Tiero says, starting back towards Ahl Serin. Orien watches him go, unsatisfied.
"Tanis," she says, and frowns. "Prytanis? But I thought..." And then she looks down at the hat and stick she is still holding. "And doesn't he want these?"