"It's okay," whispers Berenike to Damien. "It would unbe wise for anyone to underestimate Alcaeus in battle, but he never boasted the focused abilities of yourself in melee or Angela with a bow. His gifts are scouting, surveiling, senses, speed .... and stealth. He's no Odysseus, but much of his battle tactic is confounding the opponent with his mobility and stealth, and being able to sense those who would use the same on him. He's the most useful of us off the battlefield, and we'll need that more than you might guess."