I love Niki's attitude on this page, it made me laugh. I've already gone around and shouted "Oh yeah?! Well I'm a 9th level fish so GTFO!" to unsuspecting friends. It's awesome to see the return of the "fish" thing that Lor started.
Of course she couldn't be lying. After all, everyone has the attitude befitting their position, so her acting like his superior means that she must be his superior. Clever Niki, taking advantage of their societal assumptions.
Funnily enough, this actually works in real life sometimes--it's possible to make people in a hierarchical organization think you're above them in that hierarchy just by acting as if you are. I haven't actually done it, but I've heard stories about people pulling that off.