The Fairy Diary Day 474 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Dunfallon took Cluyjil out for a romp – with a side trip to the crystal makers he had uncovered back when we were looking for those responsible for the crystal installed over the dwarves’ stronghold city. He will ask around about a suitable jewel to protect the Crack of Doom. 

Seizing the opportunity we sent Gibley to Merlin’s castle with Rayjil. Originally Rumble was going to stay with us but at the last minute he changed his mind and left with them. 

So, there we were – dragonless – when the High Fairy returned from Nonin-gal-dith with word that Willie was indeed back from the other side, and he was obviously searching for us – and in particular for our dragons. 

At his excellency’s suggestion, Noralei and I set about setting up traps for the Wisp inside of the repository, just in the event he appears here. 

The Fairy Diary Day 472 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

No decisions have arisen from our day long meeting of yesterday. At the end we did agree that we needed to bring more interested parties into the discussion. 

When I sought for Merlin this morning I learned he had excused himself for a few days. All the High Fairy would add was that he had been up late consulting his seer’s stone. 

I had little time to consider what that might mean – for at that moment Rumble and Gibley showed up at the entrance atop Rayjil. This time around the guards, now familiar with dragons, were not thrown into a panic. 

I, though, was quite concerned for they came to report a sighting of Willie in and around Nonin-gal-dith. Though they were certain they had not been followed I asked the Caretaker to put a lockdown in place for the next day or two. 

Then we had a reunion of sorts centered around our two dragons. 

The Fairy Diary Day 457 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Our reception in the Faerie Queen’s court, as expected, has been icy. (Not so with the populace which are accommodating and friendly enough – but then again they are not privy as to why we are here). We were dismissed with a nod each and ushered off to our own wing of the palace, where we are being made to wait for word about the time of our hearing. 

The High Fairy was allowed to deliver our petition to her prime minister once we were settled. We can only wonder what will happen next. 

Dunfallon was more restless than usual. He and I were allowed out into the adjacent garden which kept my pixie friend amused for a matter of fifteen wingbeats before his restlessness resurfaced. Before he could climb the wall I talked him back into our apartments to explore the bookshelves in one corner of the room assigned to me. 

Dunfallon found a tome on breeding dragons and I read with interest one which covered in great detail the bell called the Crack of Doom. As I held it in my lap reading, I sensed palpably darkness leaning over my shoulder. 

The Fairy Diary Day 451 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

I had to restrain Dunfallon this morning. He wanted to go out with Cluyjil again even before the sun was up. I prevailed upon him to wait for Merlin who had sent word through the owl that he would soon call us in to review his discoveries. 

Rumble heeded the cue and took him aside to encourage him to be patient. It was good to see the two friends spend the time together. He led the pixie down to the library where they combed through volumes that the owl had returned from the wizard’s study. 

(Rumble had hopes for clues as to what Merlin had uncovered).

After another round of golden nectar for all, including Cluyjil, Merlin sent for us. 

Solemnity cloaked the room as we claimed our seats in the wizard’s study. Instead of telling us he put the seer’s stone through its paces – image after image trotted around land after land – none of them bore back an image of our missing friends. 

Dunfallon asked the question on all our minds – “Do our friends yet live?”

Merlin nodded affirmative and said, “But not in this world.”

With gravity he continued. The key is in Rayjil’s ability.  He indicated the volume open in front of him. In the rarest of cases, dragons who can disappear do not just turn invisible, but are transported to another place altogether. Another world? Another reality? None can say. 

The problem therefore remains – how to call them back. 

Merlin looked at each of us in turn and declared that we must find that means to call Rayjil back. 

The Fairy Diary Day 424 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Before I could put forth my concern about the dragons to Merlin when he came out of his chambers this morning, he announced that he was taking me with him to Gilgorgon’s mountain. 

This did not completely take me by surprise. I believe all of us knew or at least hoped we would be going to the aid of our friend and ally Gilgorgon some time soon. 

The wizard requested that I ask Rumble to accompany us, and to leave Noralei to oversee both Dunfallon and Gibley in their dragon training tasks. 

I took that opportunity to query him about the shackling issue. He thought a moment and then said that he would handle it another way. 

Before Rumble and I departed with him, he caused the two dragons to be moved to the larger courtyard and locked down the area above it with a made to order spell.

The Fairy Diary Day 416 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

For the immediate future the hatchlings will be kept apart. According to Dunfallon’s reading (confirmed by Merlin) there are conflicting schools of thought regarding the nurturing of dragons – especially when they are of opposite sexes. The wizard has decided to err on the side of caution and thus avoid the prevalent pitfalls. 

Merlin called us together to meet his hatchling, which he has dubbed Cluyjil. Both longer and bigger than Gibley’s. And easily more active. 

The fact that Merlin had named his hatchling inspired the goblin to name his. And that is how she came to be known as Rayjil. 

Since Dunfallon was so keen on applying himself to train dragons the wizard happily stepped aside and named the pixie as Cluyjil’s official trainer. And he will also assist Gibley with his charge. 

Merlin took advantage of the new arrangement and pulled me aside for a walk up on the parapet.

The Fairy Diary Day 400 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Gnoston was relieved to learn that there will be no more creeping dragons to worry his village. And to see this hatchling being removed from the kingdom was most welcome. He was curious however what our plans were for the beast. 

To this we confessed that we had no say-so over any decisions. And Gibley continues to protest that he has no designs to use his influence other than for the good of the creature. 

I am just thankful that neither dragon egg has fallen into the hands of our unknown enemy. And I entertain the possibility that the goblin will give over his control of this dragon to our friend Merlin. 

Upon reaching the point where the passage to Gilgorgon’s mountain joins the Low-way, we were surprised to see the great doors shut and barred from this side. The sight did not augur well for peace between the two kingdoms of dwarves. 

Such thoughts bore heavily on our minds while Gnoston procured a place of rest for us in the nearby camp of guards. 

We shall soon see our friend Fliget.

The Fairy Diary Day 361 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Corbet is a brawny youth, pleasant if a bit simple. We had to ask him to slow his pace on the downward slopes, as he liked to gallop ahead, and I feared we would be apt to miss signs of our pixie friend if we rushed along too fast. Besides it excited Dunfallon’s mountain goat too much. And we certainly did not want to lose control of it. 

We came to the end of the forest and entered into the broad area of rolling hills. After that we all settled into a comfortable stride. Rumble kept by Corbet and engaged him in conversation. Noralei and I each took a flank. That way we were sure not to miss a thing. 

I kept an eye peeled for any dragons or black birds passing overhead. And wondered how Merlin was faring in his search after the dragon. While in the mountain I could not help but notice that the strain persists between the wizard and Gilgorgon over the issue of the dragon egg. The dwarf king still refuses to turn it over to Merlin. 

We shall decide in the morning our next steps as we enter the lands of the pixies.

The Fairy Diary Day 352 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Dunfallon joined me in the library this morning. He began to regale me with stories of his flight here – but feeling the pressure to be about business I suggested he save his stories for the evening, especially when we all can be together. He soon got bored with the topic of crystals and wandered across to the tomes about dragons. 

I received a note from the High Fairy on my scroll informing me that Rumble was ready to return to us. Noralei, however, was not. She will be coming – just not now. 

I told Merlin and he left immediately to retrieve our friend. 

Rumble was soon at my side in the library and I set him the task to look through the maps for any on the lands that I found referenced in the books on crystals. 

Come the evening Dunfallon treated us to some of his adventures on the way here – all save for one – he said he was saving one for when we are all together – meaning when Noralei is back in the fold.