I like Olive Romarin’s order of priorities in the first panel. It’s the one you want your lawmakers to have.
Romarin: Look, this could obviously go very wrong. But only in the sense that it would be a PR nightmare. He’s not proposing to cause actual harm, or break actual laws.
And I assigned Thorn’s team to that embassy in the first place because prophecy.
Any time he wants to do something weird — for all we know, it’s the whole reason why the prophecy specified him.
Gerri: So he’s getting official approval.
Romarin: On this, yes! From you. It’s so harmless and innocent, you didn’t even think to bring it up to me. What’s he really planning to do with this servant he rents, anyway?
Gerri: . . . Have her bake him a pie, milady.
Romarin: What? That’s brilliant! Why didn’t you just say so?
Gerri: Well, this way I know it didn’t prejudice the approval I didn’t even ask you for.