And Theodore passes muster. Mina is cautious about accepting vampires who are going to be liabilities. Drake vouching for his control (and Theodore is quite well behaved for a fledgling, despite Drake's constant complaining)is a big mark in his favor.
re Eva Emaria: Luckily it's a big castle, so it may be a while before they actually cross paths.
re Onasaki: as a median, her power to influence Bahamut not only allows her to change events, but she can also slightly alter solifidians' behavior. Unstable solifidians, like vampires, are particularly vulnerable to this. The fact that she's not in control of these powers makes her, if anything, even more dangerous.
re Imola: Mina is very politically minded, and Drake knows how problematic Joan's presence is, so he's trying to switch the focus to Teddy.
re Arrikanez: She's a little more accepting than that (Archeron is the only vampire she's actually turned, so her kingdom would be quite small if she wasn't). Mina's rule is always somewhat tenuous, so she's quite cautious by nature. She wants to make sure she's not inviting in additional trouble. Having Drake vouch for him is speeding him though the interview process though.
re Mina_Lunga: For the next couple of pages I'm going to see how handwriting for spacing, then covering with typed font works. Mina (her sire thought he was being clever with his Bram reference) has certainly deemed Theodore an asset, but Joan is still a dangerously unknown and unstable element.
re Kadtie: for being so emotionally prickly, Drake is rather touchy-feely, at least with people he trusts. I think its a side-effect of me making my dragons so feline.
Of course Mina likes Theodore - just look at those cheekbones! And such natty threads! And if Drake really is doing the attention-moving on purpose, then he's being much sneakier than I am used to think of him as being.