Tyv looks concerned at what Iratu is suggesting. A final duel with Aban is something he was wishing to face. It had become clear when Jonan Drax whispered the words to him... 'Thou Shalt Not Kill, Tyv Sajajin Adrente.'
Tyv had known that the next duel with Aban Steele would be to the Death and that he would fulfill his promise to Jonan Drax in reparation for the mistake he had made in killing Anibella.
Focusing on what he can control, Tyv shruggs away the notion of being stabbed in the back or killed quietly in his sleep.
Quietly now, Tyv asks, "Do you... have proof of his Sorcerous endeavors? I know things I cannot share with you, for your own safety, but proof is what the Senate's Rajan demand before taking action..."
"Sparrow, I'll call you back. I've just gutted a man with a shard of wood and I need to make sure he's dead... I think you're right, Sparrow. I am a bad, bad man..."
~~Dr. Xander Crowe, WORMWOOD.