Oh, no!!! That's not good!
(I liked the curse word..."Álaykothoul
," which carries a similar meaning, has the seriousness of a curse, in my universe!
As to what the Obsidian Order was screwing around with on that ship...well, I'm not 100% sure, but I have a few ideas. None of them are good, and my top idea is really, REALLY bad.
Couple that with the lack of communication and trust, which is only going to make th'Arshar edgier and Brenok angry...and the fact that neither one is likely to be willing to acknowledge the role they're playing in it, without getting hit over the head with it...this could go very badly indeed. (You really are an expert at writing stories where all parties are in the wrong...