Gneiss listens to Pearl's plan in silence, then continues to stare blankly at her for a long, uncomfortable moment after she concludes.

"I. Hate. This plan," he says through clenched teeth. "This is a terrible plan, and I hate it. I have as much chance of passing for one of these dragon-men-" he cuts himself off with a grimace. "But we don't have time. Come on, Tygerlilly, hop up. Guess you're riding the rest of the way." Gneiss drops to one knee so that the kender can more easily climb to his shoulders.