Valerna’s comment was innocent on the surface level, but Niazmina had understood what had been implied. Those metallic orbs would look to where the arachnid was staring, only to behold Tahira; a fellow inquisitor and her superior. A feeling of fear coursed over the caramel woman. What would the mer do if she knew that the canine intended on bedding the enemy? The jackal made a mental note to greet her later on their way out, pushing down any nervousness.
The giantess' display of the ability to change size caught the bader'kerkhan off guard. The surprise was written on her face, for she had never seen anything like it. One could surmise that Valerna could grow larger as well, considering her previous height. Trailing behind the spider, Niazmina would also take in the sight of the brilliant city until Valerna turned to address them once more.
A smile lit up the enforcer’s face. "As short as it was, I enjoyed your company as well. I will take my leave now. And of course, Queen Valerna. Should time permit, I shall return tonight to discuss things further. " That final line confirming what the two already knew would be quite the experience should it come to fruition. Extending a final bow, she'd turn to leave, leading the vulpine out with her once she too had paid her respects. The foreign sovereign would be left alone with her thoughts.
As Niazmina’s boots clicked against the stone floor, she would ruminate over this encounter. Even if she did not return here tonight, this meeting had forever changed her resolve. Though she was still loyal to the Sands, their so-called enemy had puzzled the inquisitor. They weren’t the savages the bader’kerkhan had expected and had displayed courtesy unlike any other. The Verdant Dynasty’s culture was alien to her, but it was not barbaric contrary to popular belief. The puzzles brought with such revelations were things that Niazmina would solve through time and an open mind.
Her silver lanterns would trail to the feathered headdress her daughter now wore as a skirt. Perna had caused much trouble today and this mother would not allow any more mistakes to happen from now on. This former street urchin was now her daughter, and would display the manner and discipline suited for a child of an eternal house member. Her eyes deviated from the child to the behemoth of an elf they were nearing.
Niazmina did not trust her daughter to not stir up more trouble just yet, so the jackal made the decision that Perna should wait by the palace doors whilst the two inquisitors conversed. “Perna, wait for me outside, okay?” She’d remove her inquisitor badge and hand it to the kitsune. Though many people had seen her arrive with the carriage, it was a safety measurement should anyone question the child about her reason for being here. “If anyone asks about why you are here, just show them this and tell them that your mother is here on business.”
Should Perna depart, the jackal would stride towards Tahira who had presumably been watching them since their arrival at the palace, or at least most of it. Though Niazmina was not short by any means, next to this vampire, she appeared very small. “Lady Tahira.” The canine greeted the noble, extending a salaam. She kept up the innocent act as though she had not been discreetly flirting with Queen Valerna moments prior. The consequences for such an act would most likely be devastating. "What brings you here?" The jackal inquired as her ashen orbs stared up at those multi-color gems.