BD: Ok, I'll post more about Aesirian armor maybe tomorrow if I have time.
I'm surprised by the way Allessa and Hal are trying to convince Heimdall to let her stay. I expected them to be a little more diplomatic especially given their status in their culture.
At this point there is only one reason to take her along since she is good in a fight and Heimdall knows that having more decent fighters will help (although Allessa says they have enough). She is going to need a few more reasons for him to take her along.
Perhaps the easiest thing for Allessa to say to Heimdall would be: Take me, and I'll prove to you that I'm a great addition to the quest.
"Dulce bellum inexpertis."
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As Odin says in the Hovamal:
"Praise no day 'til evening; no wife 'til on her pyre; no sword 'til tested;
no maid 'til bedded; no ice 'til crossed;
no ale 'til drunk."