Karan Stevano had quickly read through the missive from ambassador Nilstilar.
Unquestionably, he felt flattered that the Governor "asked for permission" even if a vague and indefinable misgiving remained. What kind of madness were these insufferable Trykers going to commit?
Without his expression changing, he turned to his secretary.
"Reply to the ambassador that gifts are of course allowed, but let him know that he must manage to explain to the Governor that a barrel of their infamous drink is not an appropriate gift."
The secretary bowed and, a little paler than when he entered, left to write the answer.
You will be allowed to offer gifts to the princely couple at the end of the ceremony, during the ensuing ball.