Admiral Neldis received word that the Empress had returned from an ill advised meeting with the Sith and was now in the medical wards. Neldis shook his head at that since he figured that would have been a suicidal venture. The Sith couldn't be trusted, ever, and it seemed that Zinthos had learned that the hard way. On Almania, he had dealt with a heavily authoritarian group and knew they didn't like any dissent nor did they really negotiate in any sense of good faith.
As much as he would like to come up with a bit of an "I told you so" directed at the younger woman, he refrained from it. As much as he hated politics, he realized that he would need the support of Zinthos and the other Imperials if he was going to successfully raise a fleet sufficient to liberate Chandrila from the barbarian Mandalorians. He was keenly interested in trying the capacities of the newly built and delivered Stalwart Guidance and there was nothing quite as good as getting some revenge against the mindless brutes for what happened on Coruscant and Chandrila.
He waited at the medical wards until the Empress was able to receive him, then came forward. "Empress Zinthos, it is good to see you back. As much as I would like to strike back at the Sith for their blasphemy and treachery, I feel that a better move would be to liberate Chandrila from the Mandalorians before it is completely spoiled. I know it wasn't an Imperial planet, but I am hoping that you would be willing to contribute resources and ships to its cause. It serves as a vital position in the Core, but it also serves as a link between Borleias and Carida. Keeping it in our control would help us keep a link between the planets and a possible striking point for raids against Sith forces on Coruscant."