"Ah, who knows? Sailors learn not to take rumours too seriously, even when they come from the top. Especially when they come from the top." She nods toward the kobold with this last statement.
"Some people'll believe anything, and the higher-ups all have their own version they want you to believe. But that Jarral invaded and took the kingdom, and that the Council ignored him, yep, that much is true." Art accepts the flask, taking a long pull before offering it to Henri again. "Mm, well made. We need to visit Tai Go more often."