I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
"'It's all quite instructive, paidhi-ji. I've learned who you contact, I've learned who are your associates and who are petulant and ill-disposed. I've learned that the paidhi considers the letters of ordinary citizens to be answered seriously. -So when I voted in the Guild, I also spoke about that, nand' paidhi. I'm not supposed to tell you that, but I did. Also Algini flew back from Malguri early, so he could vote on your behalf.'"
I just had a knee-jerk "Aww, Tano's kind of sweet" reaction, which just goes to show that I would probably end up dead or get someone killed if I were in Bren's place.