Alelip listens to the question from Edward about Marin, swallows the piece of fish in his mouth, and washes it down with a swig of ale. After finishing this, he says, "Marin has acquitted herself well in combat. She has stood her ground in battle with the gnolls before, Alelip pauses for a second, remembering the chaos at the campsite on their way to Vigilence, "and has held her own in combat with the beasts. While her more natural strength may be with the bow, she can handle the sword as well with a little training." Alelip pauses here for a second, not wanting to go further, but adds quietly, his voice barely discernable over the din of the inn, "If I didn't think she could handle herself in combat, I would have sent her with the other camp "chaperone" through the caverns under Vigilence, and not with us."
After responding to Edward, he listens to Cademon's suggestion, mulling it over for a moment before saying, "I think having some of the archers up on the roofs may be a good idea. It certainly would allow them to get several shots off, but we would have to think about how to get them down quickly if we need to evacuate. Certainly something to bring up to the commander, but I want to see what we have to work with first before we cross that bridge."