Samekh is brillant politician and warrior
My respect for Samekh has once again broken the already broken roof and it starting to reach Phobos (that one of Mars' moons btw). Seriously, I am glad Nilus has such a reliable retainer - a reliable retainer that knows appearances win battles and knows how to use public perception to the benefit of his king. Samekh is now probably my favorite adult character as of now.
Listen to him being a good leader doesn't mean you can't ask for help when you need it. Beside I think your people will be more worried and afraid if you collapse in front of them because you over did it.