Switched to another POV character and plotline. Story continues to propagate normally.
We should find out in this book a lot more about Jandalir Arcolin and his background, which I think is going to be plot-significant. We've already (OK, I've already, but readers-and-me later) found out more about Dorrin, and several other characters from the Paks books. Kieri's own line is presently the weakest, largely because I was still feeling my way back into the universe with him.
Paks remains firm in her determination to be minor and not a POV character. Believe me, I tried. It's weird to see Stammel from "above" instead of "below." The former duke's captains (the senior cohort captains) are major players in this one. So's the Tsaian prince.
I think the working title (not the publishing title) should be "All Hell Breaks Loose in Tsaia."