The doorman stood and opened the front door. Ehlissa was waiting on the other side.
"Please," Ehlissa said, "I need to speak to the Mage of the Tower."
The doorman looked around. He spotted Erac's Cousin, but Erac's Cousin was standing some distance back, on the edge of the lonely avenue that led down to the tower, petting an ugly-looking dog and not otherwise conspicuous.
"Do you have an appointment?" the doorman asked Ehlissa.
"No -- but this is very important. And, I have a gift for him," Ehlissa added.
The doorman seemed to mull it over for a moment, then stepped back inside .
Ehlissa considered putting her foot in the doorway, but the doorman was just stepping back to pull the door open wider. She turned and glanced back at Erac's Cousin, who was now watching her and gave her an encouraging smile and a nod.