Dunfallon returned from a quick trip to visit his fellow pixies. We had been so busy these last few days that we had not realized that he had slipped away. Helping me with my cottage had prompted his action. But after only a short time, he tells me, his curiosity was satisfied (that is, he got bored) and he was happy to return.
When I informed him that he had missed the return of Noralei and Rayjil, he immediately wanted to go see them. I told him that he should wait and accompany Rumble and me to the Fairy Council before whom she and Tinadell would be appearing.
When we arrived the meeting was already underway. I was shocked that it had begun before the scheduled time. In fact the gallery was packed and we had to stand at the back.
Noralei and Tinadell were standing together before the council. Which struck me as strange until I saw that the High Fairy was seated on the council dais with the other members.
The complaints against each of them being read, his excellency rose and presented the decrees of their sovereign regarding each. There was not much to add after that. The other council members were clearly cowed by these pronouncements from the Faerie Queen. And they in turn ordered that Noralei and Tinadell would be allowed to go about their business.
The three of us (led by Dunfallon) met them outside the council chambers. There Noralei informed us that his excellency desires to meet with all of us at his residence this evening to discuss some important developments.