Everyone gathered in the Laguayilian council chamber at the request of Merlin. He invited Dunfallon to join him at the front and together they related to us all that has been discovered through the Dromadilians.
While Dunfallon spoke, the wizard conjured up images on the wall behind them. The Dromadil scouts have been successful in penetrating the dark elves border at many points, but so far none have been able to enter or see into the black crystalline tower.
From all reports they believe that there are very few dark elves.
However, the trees everywhere are black – laden with myriads of dozing black birds.
(The wizard’s image of that phenomenon changed to that of the tower). With that Merlin took up the explanation. A closer examination revealed that the tower was covered entirely with bats. And the plain between the birded woods and the bat covered tower was filled up with tents upon tents with trolls milling among them.
The image of the trolls brought a cry from outside of the chamber from where Geog was watching.
It was some time before Dunfallon and myself could comfort our friend.