“Yes, that would appear to be the case,” Lafitte said to Peino’s question, though that wasn’t exactly his intention, it would seem that once again it was in his best interests to chase Starhand down in his ship. At least this time he won’t be unaware of it, he thought.
Lafitte merely nodded along to the finer points of the plan, eating the breakfast provided by the Selkies, like Peino, he de-boned and then skewered his fish between two pieces of orange. At the implication that Peino was curious about his background, Lafitte smirked, he’d gotten that request a lot in Aeldreth since his rather odd arrival in the place. He didn’t quite understand the physics of it all, but he had a rough idea of what happened that he might one day share with the royal elf.
For now though, Peino was right, business needed to be attended to, he made a mental note of the route to be taken by the Daughter, and filed it away to be relayed to Larman Ogges, and eventually to the helmsman. After a little small talk, mostly involving comparisons of the two sea-captains’ management styles, the bells signaling Peino went off.
“Of course,” Lafitte said when he was invited to drink another cup, though this time opting to try some of the fellow captain’s Coffee. Taking a sip of the bitter brew, he found that Peino too preferred his strong, a trait to which Lafitte approved. The two then left the room and headed back down to the boarding plank extending to the pier at the port of Kledy. “And a good wind to you, au revoir, mon ami,” he said upon his descent.
Not long afterwards, he was back upon his own ship, his crew retrieving the lines that tethered the Calinda. “Tell Tayli to begin conjuring us a wind,“ he directed to Beau Bergeron, “And keep us on the tail of the Daughter as much as you can,” Lafitte said to Larman Ogges as he relayed the route they were to take in pursuit of the vessel. He held no illusions or desire to beat the vessel, his ship was for flanking, shock, and awe, not necessarily speed on the high seas. But, Peino doesn’t know that, Lafitte thought chuckling to himself, let’s keep him on his toes…