After much consideration and self-reflection, I have come to the following conclusions.
- Obyn should remain in Tilverton - let him keep it. The further away he is from Arabel and Lady Islyn, the better off we all are. I care not what he calls himself while he is there.
- We do not ask Obyn to "been the knee" or to kiss anything that has come to my mind. Instead, we offer him a peaceful co-existence and a trade agreement pending the defeat of Marliir. He's too greedy to pass up coin if offered the right terms. We need to offer something that Tilverton cannot make for itself. I imagine grains will be top of the list. He does not have much farmland to speak of. His people may be well-fed for now, but how long will that last? Without income, he will start to lose gold, and thus, food supplies.
- We offer that there will be no trial but only if he denounces any claims to Arabel, its lands, or its people. If he is not a citizen of Arabel, we cannot charge him or try him.
- We find out how Marliir is able to approach the city. We employ diviners to set up wards around the city to detect her.