Another sweltering night. Followed by disappointment. Or so we thought at first. We found the source of the biggest red spot on the map. Dunfallon flew over it. He could make out what he thought was a nest, but no eggs were visible.
Noralei pointed to a mound in the center of the nest (as viewed from this side) that might cover an egg. But how to get close enough to check remained the problem.
I decided to summon Merlin and have him help with an idea that had come to me.
The wizard immediately answered the call from his pendant. He took one look at the situation and came up with the same solution that had occurred to me.
While Rumble, Dunfallon and I showed ourselves to the raging fire and drew it our way, Merlin and Noralei seized the opportunity to enter behind the flames as they shifted away. Thus they were able to uncover a dragon egg from the mound and fled with it.
To our surprise the flames died out as though doused. Everywhere – as a check with the map revealed.
Merlin was beaming as he bid us farewell and disappeared with the egg, his “well done” ringing in our ears.