Darion hopes the negotiations will bring Meric Treih under Vaironian control but events take an unexpected turn, in Vaironian Tides, Chapter 32. Here’s an excerpt:
Darion had been careful to manage his reactions, as he considered a series of possibilities, none of which he liked. The main factor that went through his mind was that the negotiations were a ploy to get him out in the open, so that Meric could make another attempt on his life. Each side had various guards posted in the negotiation room; Darion still understood that didn’t mean an assassination could not be carried out.