Maybe is a cultural thing and that’s why I see all as a simple copy of average Steam punk fan fiction. In many fan fiction and steam punk rp content the parliamentary opening is almost equal to this and equal to old Britain empire style.
So it feels like trivial and average rpg situation. I mean maybe is the point Cata wants to empathize that cortes is something mundane and in a way a boring obligation. It could be a way to trying portrait that feeling.
It all really depends in what each player expectations after years waiting to reach The Cortes .
Maybe it needs a flavour choice of what Charcter believes on ceremony.
I could imagine My Mara being sad about the lack of ceremony and see that as a symbol of how back in political power chain in Infinite sea we are. I could see her saying I WILL MAKE TIERRA POWERFUL and our ceremony will impress even to the elves. I could see other character happy about Tierra austerity and lack of formulas and down to earth of solve people real problems.