"Yes, well, she's probably tearing into poor Matthew right now. Fair warning, she might be nicer to you if you settle on a female form while around her. She's already ordered me to 'stay this way' for the foreseeable future. As well as...other things."
Other things which Arlem should probably know about instantly as they still flitter through Steph's head. There's also the obvious desire for Arlem to tell Steph she doesn't actually have to follow that order, since Arlem does outrank Aurishalq in his own grounds.
"She has insisted that the Temple would be far better off if I was a meddling, mischievous vixen instead of my actual self. You don't think that, do you Arlem?" she asks, nervous because she's entertaining the idea that the giant vulpan might be right.