I’d like to point out that the Thinker doesn’t possess extra information when it comes to politicking and whatnot. If you’re not intelligent to begin with then the addition of a Quantum Shunt to the Upper Brain won’t aid you overmuch.
That being said, once you got your eye in you’d probably be the most interesting choice for a Royal Consort considering what you could potentially bring to the table in terms of technology and administrative systems.
I’ll just need a few hours to go ahead and significantly cut down that extended bathhouse scene…
That’s a good point, although I still think conceivably one can piece together a series of things from the data you have that give you enough impetus to follow one of the three paths.
Firstly: Lady Calinas admits to not knowing who you are, something that you might well want to find out. Not saying you’d definitely want to know, but some players would immediately want to discover as much about themselves as possible, which feeds into my second point.
Radjack clearly does know who you are. He announces himself to you in the confusion with all the easy confidence of someone who intimately knows you and has come to ‘rescue’ you from the situation you find yourself in. The situation is somewhat volatile at the time so this is certainly something to consider.
Thirdly: Arinthas and his Myrmidons are both exceptionally powerful and interested in you, intimating that you are in fact much more powerful and important than anyone else around you realises. This is a powerful lure for some people, possibly enough to cause them to turn down guaranteed mortal wealth for a chance at potential immortal wealth.
So the three choices do have some weight behind them, but Lady Calinas’ is meant to be the most immediately tempting in a way. She’s woken you up, spent time and money ‘healing’ you, and she guarantees you a home. While this is a sweet deal by anyone’s metric, I don’t believe there aren’t some people who wouldn’t turn it down in favour of knowledge or the chance to discover their true self.
Things are certainly heating up in the sweepstakes.
He’s irritated because you told Ser Farah that he had offered to help you out of the carriage. Mr Gray did not in fact offer to help. He knows you’re playing with him, and he’s letting you know that with an eyebrow. He’s still figuring you out, and will be for the foreseeable future.
He is unflinchingly, unassailably, irritatingly cool at all times. If you find that you’re constantly trying to get a rise out of him in order to see some level of emotion, that is how you begin romancing him. Its something of a confrontational seduction. A sort of conversational arms race where you trade barbs with each other in the hopes of eliciting a reaction.
That teaser scene in the bedroom? A classic example of the constant cold war between the two of you.