Together Merlin and the High Fairy removed the suspicious plant from the garden, exercising extreme caution. And rightfully so. It burst into flames when its roots were exposed. There was naught left but red ashes.
I suggested that they recheck the wizard’s seer stone.
They did. The view is now clear. The veil lifted upon that spot on the horizon. An immense black crystalline structure sits there. I felt an added confirmation to my decision.
Rumble and Dunfallon made breakthroughs in the library also.
They took two enormous volumes to Merlin. He and the High Fairy drew aside to review them.
And Noralei came to me to ask my help in examining the red ashes from the black plant.