I feel good about today’s accomplishments. Almost all the major improvements have been added.
According to Merlin’s plan the bell is no longer inside the base of the repository formed by a circle of giant trees. The Queen’s carpenters have hewn out another high above the first. And with the combined power of every fairy here, led by the High Fairy, we have lifted it up into that new aerie. Thus fulfilling the part of the plan in which we should never have to remove it again. And the bell striker will be left with the Caretaker in the event the need arises to call anyone back from the other side.
The High Fairy and I coaxed new growth in the upper regions and wove the new branches into an additional barrier around the Crack of Doom.
The only major feature not addressed was that proposed by Noralei. Drawing from her experience on the other side she envisions the bell being bathed in a cloud of light – as a sure deterrent against the Dark One.
However, how to achieve that remains the biggest problem to solve. Fire is out of the question- given its setting here in this great forest. Perhaps a crystal would answer, but then which one.
We shall have to confer further.