Merlin disappeared without a word to us. We could only surmise that he was off to waylay whoever is bearing the dragon egg. Leaving us to our own devices.
Rumble wanted us to follow after the wizard as best we could. I countered that we would be little help to him and too slow to make a difference.
At that juncture Dunfallon laid down his opinion that we stay right where we are and allow the dragon egg to come to us. With a twinkle in his eye, he added an explanation. The pixie is certain that the dark elves have the intent to bypass the area where we laid the traps and are headed for the exit off of the Low-way that is near the abandoned fishing village.
As he pointed to the passage off this junction I understood his gist.
They will travel on the surface to go around the problem on the Low-way. We could hope the goblins are in place and will stop them – and there are those other pixie traps…
Still we will have to decide what to do if they do show up.
On a sudden I had an inspiration and sent Dunfallon up to the surface and told him to summon his eagle and keep a watch on that other exit by the fishing village.