1Egon: Building up the relationship between countries is not a simple task.
2Anne: I beg your pardon Sir, but I don’t quite understand.
3Egon: Well Miss White, you see, in politics there is concept called center of power. The Dyrian Royal Court usually identifies the most advanced, or most important parts of Midgard as centers.
3Egon: For example Fridr and Ilial are the wealthiest and most powerful countries in the whole of Midgard. They are both considered centers. Another example would be Straumrheim, for simply harboring the headquarters of all of the mage guilds. Zent and Grann, the two most industrialised countries, who give most of the advanced technological production of the world... These are all considered centers.
3Egon: Centers are, in one aspect or another, the node points of the world.
4Egon: It pains me to admit that Dyr is usually not treated as a center, thus for us small things such as a simple friendly and respectful relationship with other countries becomes extremely important.
4Egon: And for this, especially if it comes to a neighboring country, we have to work hard, and make decisions that sometimes look illogical.
That seems like a very logical explanation up until he said “make decisions that sometimes look illogical.”
That sounds like someone who is trying to justify doing bad things.
I could be taken as simply as putting himself in harms way to help find a missing child instead of staying safe… but I think you are correct about it being more ominous than that.
Maybe he actually has some stuff to hide, something dark, but needed. Or, maybe he’s indeed selfless beyond reason. Or he could just be a politician wanting to look good, even before people who are basically just his bodyguards. Oh the options… 🙂