Mud clings to every step Nordahl takes. How can such a man have risen to leadership? Yes, he has the shard. But all we have is his word that he gained it through prowess. In speech and deed, he has been rash.
I do not bring these concerns to you lightly, mistress. When we return to Riften, we will speak more of these matters. Perhaps you should relieve him of his shard. Or his life.
Until then, stay moist.