Miyamoto in panel 2 is suddenly starting to show some actual political skill, albeit a bit late in the game. He doesn’t want to amass too much power for himself at this stage, he just wants Syr’Nj out of the damn picture.

Unfortunately, his scheming is too little, too late to outflank Iwatani, who represents a swing vote and sees Syr very differently. He knows Syr’Nj has far too many valuable skills to exclude on the basis of being nonhuman. Miyamoto would have no more to say to counter Iwatani’s speech, even if they weren’t interrupted.

Gotta love that wood elf training that lets you make a silent entrance even in a formal dress, so you can interrupt conversations at just the right dramatic moment!