I was all for leaving right away, but was overruled by Merlin and the High Fairy. There is just no getting around that combination. So, I did the best I could to keep myself occupied. Rumbletwist was a great help in that regard. He is excited about the new abilities for which Merlin’s major domo is training him. We spent the afternoon as he practiced them down in the sally port of the castle.
His new regimen includes daily practice of the defensive moves taught to him by that canny old owl. I pity the troll or renegade dwarf that would challenge him to combat in such confined quarters.
I am beginning to see the wisdom of waiting and preparing for future encounters.