It was during my turn to wait outside Merlin’s study chamber when the wizard emerged at last. He was in a hurried state of mind but graciously lent audience to my questions on dragon development.
It is Merlin’s studied opinion that Rayjil should suffer no ill effects from the lack of dragon shell in her diet. However, he was alarmed at my report about her latest ability. Initially. And happily changed his tune upon hearing about Gibley’s solution.
Then it was Merlin’s turn to change the topic on me. He led me at a run up to the rampart parapet. The instant we came to rest the High Fairy landed and joined us.
His excellency was the bearer of shocking news. The two dwarf kingdoms are now at war.
The whole idea set my insides on edge.