"Now that the unpleasant details are out of the way, I am more than willing to offer you a bed here in camp for the night, or several nights should you need more time to recover." she said, her tone more genial as she poured a second glass of water and offered it to Nell. "Your horse is being cared for as well, he might need more than a single Trial to recover. Our horses are not desert mounts. How we're going to effectively use the cavalry down here I have no idea." she said, grimacing slightly.
As she spoke she was covertly looking Nell over again, this time looking more at her as a whole rather than anything in particular. Overall, she liked what she saw. Nell was beautiful, certainly, but not in a strictly conventional manner. And there were things that might offset most people that instead made Kura even more interested, such as the scars that were the mark of genuine bravery. Kura smiled and leaned forward, wondering if she could get Nell to relax even further.
"You know, there isn't much in the way of food in the desert. If you're hungry, I'd be more than happy to share a meal with you." she said, making a wry expression. "Most of these people can't quite get past the fact that I'm technically a Marshall, and those that can get over that trip over the fact that I'm a Professor." she said, before giving Nell a warm smile. "But perhaps we can get past that, Nell. You don't seem like the sort of person to stress over much about rank." she said, her tone somewhat inviting.