It's more likely she has been running ragged to get Martellus to Agatha.Is Teodora a real saint, or some SFnal one? (There is a real Saint Theodora but she doesn't seem that relevant, unless the Foglios are making an obscure joke about dependence and icons.)
Seffie hasn't slept in days. I wonder if she had a breakthrough of her own? Haven't seen any Sparky bubbles though.
Opening up communications with Skifander might give Albia some insight in the death of Queen Luheia (spelling?). That might be more important to her than a hypothetical diplomatic impairment.Oh, yeah, there's the heir-princess of Skifander in there too. You wouldn't want to cause diplomatic impairs.