Each of us – Merlin, the High Fairy, Noralei and myself made up a list of ideas on how to secure the Crack of Doom from any and all dire mischief. We then met with the Caretaker of the bell and its repository to seek his input on which ideas would be good and acceptable.
It was a long session. And I was glad to have put my main one to his excellency well beforehand. Otherwise I would have embarrassed myself. To my proposal that we just destroy the bell, he explained that such had already been proposed but never carried out, for fear that in the very process of trying, the greater destruction of everything else would result. (To further illustrate Merlin told me that efforts to melt the bell proved deadly to those attempting it).
By day’s end we whittled our lists down to just a few measures. Under the Caretaker’s direction we shall implement them tomorrow.