While I corral all the plot points for Act II, you get to be kept in suspense by hanging out with Rowan for a month.
Content notes: there will be some icky medical shots, and references to Rowan’s childhood trauma.
Embassy security HQ.
Sigrún: Captain Sigrún here. Is this Sir . . . Pas-ken-tee-yuh?
Pascentia: Ah! It’s actually “Pas-scent-sha.” United Islander linguistics.
Sigrún: Understood. Is it true that Sir Rowan Muscade is out for wing growth?
Pascentia: Yes, Captain. Did you mean to call Sir Juniper Sel? Ze’s the ranking knight on duty now.
*Singular “they” doesn’t translate.
Sigrún: I’m aware . . .
. . . but you’re the ranking speaker of fluent Sønska.
Pascentia: That’s true!