The Wild Whisper says... Out of Character:
I am still all for attacking the fort, given what I have read in the Questions thread. The deal seems fair to me and the plan seems pretty solid. I agree again with ICon that we should not give our position away before we have to, but I like to have options once that inevitably happens. With a fort this big, a group of 6 is unlikely to venture for long without being discovered and an alarm raised. That doesn't mean we need to go in 'guns a-blazin' and have not tact, just we need to be prepared for when stuff hits the fan.
Our mage may be reticent to let too many of her secrets be known, but we need to find out what school she belongs to and what school is forbidden to her before we get to the fort. Not that any of our characters would know what spells that means, but then at least we can help KNtoran play that character without putting undue stress on him to figure out what his NPC might do.