In the end circumstances forced our decision.
I had come to the conclusion that my team and I would return – without Tinadell. I had written the High Fairy and put in our request for them to strike the bell as soon as they received it. This I told Tinadell, and promised that I would do everything within my power to bring him over later.
We assembled and mounted our dragons and took flight.
However, the very ground rose up to meet us, wracked by a great turbulence. I sensed the Land of Darkness was reverting to the Land of Plenty. I made a snap decision and ordered Gibley to turn Cluyjil around, and together we rescued Tinadell from the mounting cataclysm.
The instant we rejoined the others, we heard the reverberation of the Crack of Doom. And almost before I knew it we were back at the repository – with much to explain.