The Fairy Diary Day 502 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

To write that Merlin’s castle was a beehive of activity would be an understatement. After observing the owl yesterday I pitched in to help him in his duties. I kept the golden nectar flowing by tapping a fresh barrel and taking tankards around to my friends to refresh them in their endeavors. 

Dunfallon and Gibley passed the day exercising Rayjil and Conjil, emphasizing their coordination in flight. They were a marvel to watch whenever I passed over the parapet. 

When the High Fairy emerged from the wizard’s study, I took the opportunity to suggest that Noralei take on the task of forging a necklace for the beacon stone. His excellency agreed – with only a single caveat – that for the time being she confine herself to the metalwork. He wants Merlin here before trying the process of pairing the stone with a dragon. On that matter too I expressed my opinion that she should take the lead in those trials. 

In the meantime I broached another idea that he take Herblas into the library so he can delve into how the purple stones he has discovered should be used. 

When Rumble asked me what he could do, I  suggested he pitch in and assist Noralei as her dogsbody.  A role which he was ready and willing to perform. 

I had one task that I loathed doing. I took over from the owl his chore of feeding the Will’o’the Wisp. Willie snarled and raised a ruckus any time I drew near. His personality, never truly appealing to begin with, has definitely taking a turn for the worst. 

How I find myself longing for the return of Merlin. 

The Fairy Diary Day 453 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

I was on the parapet to welcome the High Fairy upon his arrival. He was spotted by Dunfallon, out on his morning exercise with Cluyjil and they hastened back on the wing. Both of them followed us into the workshop where Rumble was hard at work at the forge. Merlin was directing his actions. 

Their work paused when we entered. 

I admit I did not know what they were doing, but his excellency did. And the High Fairy was not shy about demanding a halt to everything.

The wizard smiled and offered him the position of honor. Cluyjil trudged over and took the place beside his excellency. 

After the High Fairy asked why Noralei was not present, Merlin took this as his cue to explain all that has befallen our missing friends. And ended the explanation by declaring that we cannot stop our plan and that we require his intercession with the Faerie Queen to be allowed access to the Crack of Doom. 

His excellency sat in silence for the longest time, and so did we. 

Finally, Cluyjil stood to his feet and crossed to the work bench where he breathed fire unto the metal object Rumble had been fashioning. 

Then, the High Fairy simply and eloquently agreed to intercede with the Faerie Queen. 

The Fairy Diary Day 450 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Merlin made the decision to return us to his castle. He chose Rumble and me to accompany him and allowed Dunfallon and Cluyjil to fly back on their own, the better to check once again for their friends. 

Once there, the wizard pulled a few volumes from his library and then buried himself in his study. 

Rumble and I wended our way up to the parapet and kept vigil, scanning the skies in the direction where Gilgorgon’s mountain lay below the horizon. 

Merlin’s major domo the owl took pity on us and sent up two goblets of golden nectar – to keep up our strength and sharpen our eyesight. After the first sip I could make out the distant dots of the pixie and the dragon, flitting hither, thither, and yon across the landscape. 

It seemed that as they drew closer the slower they moved. 

They touched down on the parapet with the setting of the sun. That they were dispirited was plain to see. 

Dunfallon took his mount down to the courtyard to see to his care. And we went down to wait in the antechamber to Merlin’s study. 

The Fairy Diary Day 420 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

It was during my turn to wait outside Merlin’s study chamber when the wizard emerged at last. He was in a hurried state of mind but graciously lent audience to my questions on dragon development. 

It is Merlin’s studied opinion that Rayjil should suffer no ill effects from the lack of dragon shell in her diet. However, he was alarmed at my report about her latest ability. Initially. And happily changed his tune upon hearing about Gibley’s solution.  

Then it was Merlin’s turn to change the topic on me. He led me at a run up to the rampart parapet. The instant we came to rest the High Fairy landed and joined us. 

His excellency was the bearer of shocking news. The two dwarf kingdoms are now at war. 

The whole idea set my insides on edge.