I was on the parapet to welcome the High Fairy upon his arrival. He was spotted by Dunfallon, out on his morning exercise with Cluyjil and they hastened back on the wing. Both of them followed us into the workshop where Rumble was hard at work at the forge. Merlin was directing his actions.
Their work paused when we entered.
I admit I did not know what they were doing, but his excellency did. And the High Fairy was not shy about demanding a halt to everything.
The wizard smiled and offered him the position of honor. Cluyjil trudged over and took the place beside his excellency.
After the High Fairy asked why Noralei was not present, Merlin took this as his cue to explain all that has befallen our missing friends. And ended the explanation by declaring that we cannot stop our plan and that we require his intercession with the Faerie Queen to be allowed access to the Crack of Doom.
His excellency sat in silence for the longest time, and so did we.
Finally, Cluyjil stood to his feet and crossed to the work bench where he breathed fire unto the metal object Rumble had been fashioning.
Then, the High Fairy simply and eloquently agreed to intercede with the Faerie Queen.