"Ah, I understand. Do forgive my presumption."
Naturally, Ninsianna knew it was not actually an incorrect
presumption, but that was neither here nor there. She entered at Helle's welcome, and though her face gave nothing away, she could feel her insides twist themselves around at the mess in this place. This was not pleasant for her, but it was also irrelevant what he preferred.
"Apologies. My name is Ninsianna Kishar, I serve as Grandmaster ast-Auramazda's personal secretary, as well as his right hand in situations wherein he is unable or unneeded."
Manifesting a physical copy of Helle's paperwork on her own clipboard, Ninsianna briefly reminded herself of the full contents of the report. Of course, she did not require a physical copy in the slightest, as the whole of the contract was already in her mind, but she did admittedly find some pleasure in reading a physical document.
"Your duties as the Sub Captain will include the oversight and assignment of all Sternritter. This would normally be as the right hand to the Captain, but as there is no Captain at this time, all authority and responsibility entailed in the role of Captain will fall to you. Naturally, due to the additional effort required on your behalf, your pay and housing will be raised to the standard of a Captain as compensation."
Ninsianna did not state what was rather obvious from everything she had said, but thought it would simply be rather clear; that Helle was, in all but title, the functional Captain of the Sternritter.