All eyes, spotlight on the entering NOBLEMAN. He carries himself with an air of authority, wears clothes and finery to match. All rise upon his entrance - his title demands it.

NOBLEMAN: Ladies, gentlemen. Good evening.
NOBLEMAN: I hope you have found my ship’s accommodations to your liking.
NOBLEMAN: Nothing less would befit such a distinguished gathering.
ENTERTAINER: Tremendous ship, this is!

NOBLEMAN turns towards ENTERTAINER and SONGBIRD. He is impassive; nevertheless, the duo nervously shrinks.