I made the decision to go into the outpost alone. My friends remained outside and observed.
I kept to the road and approached slowly, doing my best to be non threatening. (I left my bow and quiver with Rumble. Though I admit given my size I probably could not scare anyone).
Soon all eyes were on me. I could feel it. The guards at the gate allowed me to come right up to them.
The one in charge knelt and asked me, “Would you happen to be the fairy named Meribabell?”
I barely squeaked out a “Yes,” so great was my surprise.
And he added with a grin, “Then where are your companions?”
Such was my introduction to the Captain of Nimrood’s personal guard, Caywyn, and soon his introduction to all of us, as I brought my friends in at his invitation.