And wasn't that because he was disappointed with Nale?
:O What if Tarquin realizing Elan isn't the main protagonist puts Elan and Nale on equal terms?!?!?!
Now THAT would be dramatic!
the gate is about to explode, only Tarquin can save one of them... and he saves Elan? OR sacrifices himself?????
I've just blown my own mind, and none of this is probably going to happen