"A way out," Orien says.
"What?!" Tiero's shock is palpable, but she carries on.
"Land. A house on a spire. Status."
"Nonsense," Prytanis says, but Orien isn't finished.
"I saw the papers." And at that his face darkens, and he leans towards her with a growing menace.
"Don't hurt her!" Tiero shoves her aside, putting himself between her and Prytanis. In the process he lets go of the wyrbeast's leash, and it promptly races for the hut with a loud squeal.