Merlana - you are quite possibly the best roleplayer in this group. You bring a clear, unique value to the game; your posts are always high quality and well thought-out. To keep it short, you are an exceptional find, and the campaign would not be as rich and interesting without you.
This is absolutely no flattery. It's a fact.
Regarding Layna: I understand that, in her previous adventure, she sat back, did what her previous group said, and watched them all die. But by not conforming this time, I think we have actually raised the probability of a similar outcome.
It is going to be exceptionally difficult for Sikhandyn (if and after he hears of this) and Layna to stay in the same group beyond this adventure. This is the only realistic IC outcome.
So I'm completely stuck, because as I said, you are one of the very best roleplayers we've got in this great campaign.