This morning we were no closer to a decision about what to do when I received a note on the scroll from the High Fairy. It complicated things even further.
His excellency says we must return in five days time or we will miss the only opportunity to meet with the Faerie Queen before she leaves for another extended period of time. Noralei and Rumble have already joined him in the capital to prepare for the now scheduled hearing. But they feel having Merlin there is crucial to their case.
I wrote him back immediately with the news from our end. Then, we agreed amongst ourselves that we must depart before the day got any older.
With the Dromadil king’s blessing we collected Cluyjil and set off in the direction recommended by our host – due North.
No sooner had we left the city behind when my pendants grew warm to the touch and flashed in such a manner that revealed we must bear more to the West in our northerly flight.
So we willingly corrected our course to follow the sun.