The lizalfos didn’t speak, the inkling thought crossing the zora’s mind of whether or not it even spoke common Hylian. Daman seemed to lend himself a scholarly air—perhaps enough so that he would deign to learn lizard-speak or maybe even the piggy grunts of moblin-kind. The latter, perhaps not, given he intended to invade ‘blin-infested territory. The thought of actually cleansing Lake Hylia though, it was almost alien to Zimo. She had never thought to see her peoples’ homeland in her lifetime, and this man had appeared so suddenly after her failure to help Tiketh in his moment of need. She knew enough to know there true coincidences were rare: was it the Goddesses’ will that she follow Daman? If his quest proved fruitful, the entire Order as well as the Zora people would benefit from it. His endgame was irrelevant? Fine, he could keep his secrets for now. The quest he was proposing at this moment was enough to garner a legitimate interest. This was only compounded by his comment on the short lives of most Hyruleans. A twili such as himself could be old enough to have fought in the war alongside Sir Ignatius—but unlike the greying knight, Daman still seemed spry enough for fighting and field work. Exactly how much ‘knowledge’ did he possess? “Twenty ‘blins,” Zimo repeated, eyes darting toward the lizalfos. “And that one’s agreed to this?” Turning on one’s own allies—that was a glimmering example of the trustworthiness of the lizal. “There are ways to clear out an encampment of that size without direct confrontation. Sounds like you could use an inquisitor’s guile.” A frontal assault would be suicidal with just the three of them. Better to take the stealthy approach: poison their rations to turn them into sitting ducks, or identify and eliminate their leader to put the rest into disarray. “You understand that if you’re serious about taking me on, I would have to be making regular reports to my superiors?” Better to be up front about that caveat. It would be more suspicious of her not to outright make it known, given her vocation.