She raises her eyebrow quizzically at the champion's sharp remark. Despite this, she keeps her tone polite and friendly
Why, champion - I would never dare question your worth. To become a champion of the League surely is something of high repute, but you must understand that we also have standards. While your marksmanship is, indeed, a factor of your admittance, there were also other sides of you that contributed... she ponders for a moment Like your unquestioned sense of honor, to name one.
she nods curtly And I would never -dare- question hospitality, which, by the way, I am truly grateful for. I was merely making small talk - but I see you want to aim straight to the point. She smirks amused.
So - Ionia ... a truly beautiful place, I am told. I never had the pleasure to see it personally but from what I hear from your fellow Ionian champions, it almost sounds like Utopia to me. she leans back on the chair, her smile slowly dimming as she continues speaking, her gaze never leaving Varus's face. Imagine my surprise when the council forwarded your champion application file ... she slightly tilts her head to the right, her expression turning apologetic for a brief moment Yours was a touching tale - for all it's worth, I sincerely apologize for your loss. she briefly closes her eyes, letting the words sink in silence for a couple of somber moments.
Now, my inquiry ... what can you tell me about the history of the Temple you were the Warden of?