[Milton Island Assault]
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Damon's thoughts dwell on how useful it would be to have this owl creature form accessible to him. Perhaps later, if one of them dies along the way, he can salvage the corpse as a meal.
Having a diverse range of forms available is vital for a shapeshifter. He's probably thought about doing the same thing if something happens to Ilpholin.
When the gifts are brought over, Damon is a little slower to react, hesitating and glancing across at Ilpholin first, before mimicking her gesture, shifting down on one knee to match her height. All this ceremonial stuff feels a little pointless to him, but if this is what is required to avoid offending their allies in this endeavour, so be it.