The Goofiest Hrothgar
Another Sea Wolf, huh?
Satznswys is being called away, and very much does give Thancred one of her patented stoic nods.
Seems it might be related to the aside that we saw with Urianger and the mysterious shrouded woman?
Arriving in Vesper Bay, Alphinaud brings Satznswys up to speed with the political situation on the eastern continent of Othard: basically, it sucks. All the nations out that way are vassal states to Garlemald. He surmises that these Domans who arrived recently are under dire circumstances. Apparently, the Domans were directed to Ul'dah, to speak with the Sultana. Though with all the red tape involved with getting around the upper echelon of Ul'dahn society, they're likely caught up in it. And if they're being followed by Imperials, better to have someone like Satznswys on hand to deal with the problem.
Well, this is a sticky wicket.
Smooth, kid. Real smooth. But he makes the practical truth of the matter: there are few in Ul'dah to call allies, and you need some to get in good with the upper echelon. He invites her and her associates to the Quicksand for a pint and a story.
Introductions having apparently been made off-camera, this Yugiri lays it out for the two of them: Doma under Imperial control. When the war of succession broke out in Garlemald, they sought to use the upheval to try and force the Empire from their lands. They met with failure, and so Yugiri gathered what few Doman people she could rescue, and made for Eorzea, hopefully beyond the Empire's reach.
Yeah, first Eorzea's heard of it, it seems.
That's a downer, yeah...would that our heroes could've been there to fight back against it.
Many were complicit in the rebellion, or family thereof. They're staying anchored near Vesper Bay until Yugiri gives the all-clear. However, not being able to get in to approach Ul'dah diplomatically, they're sort of stuck.