Rumble was the first to notice the change in the landscape ahead and drew our attention to the patches of brown earth that dotted the far side of the plain.
We had found some refugees.
Now how best to inform them of the change back in their homeland.
We had the proclamation from Nimrood but would they accept it from us? Would they even let us come close? None may ever have encountered fairies or pixies before. And they might be armed with iron weapons.
We pressed onwards and set our sights on the closest and smallest cleared field. It seemed the safest course.
As we neared we made out a family busy outside. A flag flew atop of their simple hovel.
Taking one look at it Noralei became excited.
“I know that flag,” she said. “And now I know why the High Fairy insisted that I come with you.”
The flag was that of Caywyn’s family and clan and Noralei knew exactly how to approach them.
That is what she did and how we met the leader of the refugees.