That is a fair assessment; when it comes to politics he is pretty straightforward in his dealings rather than delving into intrigue. I see his brother rounding him out in that regard, but he holds his own when it comes to determining when somebody is trying to con him and the like. I envision him as the sort of down-to-earth noble whose backwater holdings works against your typical political dilettante upbringing.
I am really looking forward to playing Junia as a deaf mute because
it'll let her delve into intrigue and guile, (and generally be creepy/odd). I figure she can read lips so communication won't really be a problem, but it does mean that Junia will always be staring intently
at whomever is speaking, one of the IC reasons for her mask is so that the beak can make it clear where she's looking at all times, say something while standing behind her and she won't even know you said anything after all. Plus being mute means she has to let her actions speak for her; which I'm looking forward to writing out, and
then since virtually all her spells are enchantment spells (Lunar oracle causes lunacy!) with no components at all (after her Silent Spell is applied) she can Command
someone to drop to their knees before god without even moving! (Or making it clear she
is the reason they're acting strangely.)