The Fairy Diary Day 613 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Dunfallon pulled me aside to talk before we left for the treasury this morning. He was greatly upset. Noralei had shown him the small bag of coins she had selected for her payment yesterday. All of them had been minted by a former chieftain of the pixies from his territory, not by the Dromadilians. So, he is nagged by the suspicion that the great wealth of his friend is ill-gotten. 

To my mind the fact that the king tried to maneuver Dunfallon away from the treasury tended to lend a little more weight to our suspicions. And then there is that ancient history about the bad blood between the Dromadilians and the Laguayilians over that disputed treasure. 

Still, I advised my friend to await further developments. There just may be a completely innocent explanation. 

I believe he took my advice to heart for he turned his energy to the task at hand back in the treasury. Lining up his soldier-less weapons in an arc around us, we followed Gibley’s lead as he investigated the movement of air on the side of one of the stones in the center of the wall. After trying to pry it forward with one of Dunfallon’s spear soldiers, Rumble discovered that it yielded to a push instead. 

Our pixie piled through with his “army,” taking up defensive positions on the other side. And we came in right behind them. 

We found that we could only walk so far. Rumble, Noralei and I took to flight and by the light from my pendants we surveyed the vast area ahead. It was clear that we needed to bring a boat down so that we could all search for a blockage that was holding this body of water in place. It needed to be drained to remove the threat to the surrounding structures below the burrow city of Dromadil. 

Dunfallon and I went up to report our findings to the king. 

The Fairy Diary Day 335 #TFDbyRWOz2

The High Fairy sent a message asking for any news on Merlin. There was little I could tell him. I was in the midst of asking him if Nililitil could put more pressure on the stronghold when I changed that thought and asked for Laguayilian troops to be sent to help Dunfallon in heading off the trio of dark elves carrying the dragon egg. And then they could help open an attack on the stronghold from this side. 

I found it hard to wait for his answer and for the return of our pixie to report in. 

I was glad to see his happy face. Dunfallon said there should be plenty of time for him to visit Nililitil and get some of his troops in place to deal with our problem.

The Fairy Diary Day 281 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

We have joined with our allies on the crater rim where they have set up their camps. Nililitil invited us into his pavilion for however long we stay in the area. 

And who knows how long that may be. 

But perhaps of more concern – our enemy remains a mystery. We gathered together at the suggestion of the High Fairy in the camp of the Faerie Queen to discuss this. 

In particular, we fairies, wanted to hear how the Dromadil pixies and the Laguayilian elves defeated the dark elves so long ago. Both agree the deciding factor was the resistance of the pixies behind the scenes. And they confirm that this location, the site of their operations, was the original capital of the dark elves – but nothing remains of its former magnificence. For then, it was a city of multiple towers, seven to be precise. Even in the ruins after the defeat of the dark elves, they stood proudly. A great veil had been drawn over the area as the victors departed and those defeated were left to fester in their shame. 

A fairy captain was about to pronounce the name of this sad country when Navril leapt to his feet and silenced him. 

Then the elf of light declared that we must discover what had became of the dark elves and then we just might know our true enemy.

I stood up and agreed with Navril. 

Other than our experience with the elf sailor Hawk, no one else has encountered any dark elves in this land that no one will name. So I proposed that I take my group and descend into the shaft to investigate.