Safe: The rebels are at their weakest. In two weeks there will be one final push and when they are defeated there the war is over. The troops sent will be gone no more than a month.
Worthwhile: A skirmish like this one would be an excellent test for his heir, Lord Granite. Also, the future strength of the Roselord holding two cities.
Necessary: Some BS about the unity of Whitesky and not allowing a commoner like Mud to hold such power else the idea spread.
Honit is the real reason he wouldn't sign on. If we can think of some way to maintain relations a bit longer with them then there is no issue. Summits are a good time waster. Really anything political will waste plenty of time.
> Why are Honit and Whitesky on poor terms?