Henri politely declines. "I don't mean to offend, but I prefer not to drink alcohol. I try to keep my mind sharp at all times. Besides, I'm afraid it might bring out some of the less-desirable traits of my orcish nature."

He then thinks on what Art has just said.

The gnome kingdom gone...when was the last time such a large institution fell? From what I remember of my history, when such a big change comes about, others tend to follow. I wonder if there's any such upheaval on the northern continent.