Minister Persil: Um . . . I was hoping you would know which Thorn they meant.
President Romarin: Archivist?
Briony: There are eighteen Thorns in the Ceannis defense forces. That’s first or last name, all genders.
Persil: This would be a first name. And he’s definitely male! Fire spirits are very conscientious about pronouns!
Briony: That narrows it down to . . . three.
Romarin: Go back to the fire and tell it to give us another hint.
Persil: Of course, Lady President.