"I do not, princess, but I find the artisanal, small, tannery a more interesting and suspicious in this context. A more notable client that might stand out in the industrial facility or among soldiers could be less obvious in smaller, more exotic workshop. Such could also offer more privacy, especially should owner be a conspirator themselves."
"I'm rather skeptical of that, especially because using the smaller workshop would virtually require the owner's participation, sacrificing deniability of the location." Hanig says.
"He makes a good point about the nobles, however, as any noble visiting smelliest part of the lower city would undoubtedly raise commotion." Alicia ponders. "And if any of them have joined this treachery, with their house guards, we need to know before they make a move. Very well, let's check out the smaller workshop."
"House guards... you're right, princess." The commander looked serious, perhaps he did not consider the possibility. "I'll send a squad to support you. Please, be careful not to set possible conspirators before our men can seal the place off."
"Of course. Come, then, let us go, mr. Mouse."
"Could you instruct the guardian to stay with us for the moment?" Abbess asks. "I'd like to study her and ask her some questions."
"I would prefer he didn't." Minerva speaks for herself. Hanig, seeing the delay as not relevant to his duties, heads on out after wordlessly requesting leave from the princess, who grants it with a nod in his direction.
"You do not follow his commands?" The senior nun asks.
"I do, by choice, but his words helped me realize I can choose how to fulfill my purpose."
"That's amazing. What convinced you of his worthiness?"
"His words, passing the trial of the seal, and the quest he has undertaken."
"The trial of the seal?" Abbess is visibly surprised by that more than anything. "Mr. Mouse, your highness, when you are no longer busy with urgent affairs, please seek me out. There are things we need to discuss... and I need to study."
"You have my promise, abbess." Alicia says. "alright, let's go for real now, mr. Mouse. Elle, you'll have to suit up. You can catch up with the troops Hanig will send." The princess also addresses the courier who looked eager to join you but hurries off after the commander now while you head out after the princess, her two bodyguards falling in position behind you.