Naturally our discussions moved directly to our return to our world. I wanted to write to the High Fairy to request that they summon us back, and asked Tinadell if he wanted to come with us.
He fell silent for the longest time. Then, stated that he would not hold us here and to please see to our own return. Dunfallon and Noralei spoke as one, asking him did he not want to return?
He assured us that indeed he did want to – but added that he did not think he would be allowed. For long, long ago he had been banished by the Faerie Queen for trying to usurp her place at the time of her ascension to the throne.
He wandered from place to place until that fateful day that he fell in with some goblin dragon handlers. They had needed a small fellow to help them search for a green crystal that had fallen into a crevice here when it was called the Land of Plenty. And there within he encountered that entity that fed on his unhappiness and changed this land overnight. And he had been in its thrall until we delivered him.
I took out the scroll and then and there wrote the High Fairy. I gave him the news about the success of our mission – our encounter with Tinadell – and pled for permission to bring him back with us.