I have finally heard from the High Fairy. After so many days of taking the scroll out to check, there was a fresh message at the bottom. He knows where we are (no surprise). And he has ordered (not suggested) that we stay put for now.
That was the whole extent of his communication. My two companions are perfectly satisfied to do so. But not me.
I wrote back and begged him to release us to continue on our way. I argued simply that we must not let the trail grow cold.
That was this morning.
Now in the late evening, there has been no reply.
So, I will be obedient and remain here.