The Fairy Diary Day 385 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Rumble and I questioned a half dozen goblin witnesses who had been in other parties out looking for the whereabouts of the dragon. Adding the locations of their prior sightings to Rumble’s map revealed that either one dragon was very active, or there were more than one. 

I was of the opinion that one was the correct number. But that also meant that this goblin camp must be at the center of a honeycomb of passageways. 

Dunfallon and Noralei had gone out with another party of dragon hunters, back down to whence we came – to check more thoroughly the passage discovered by our pixie. 

They returned with a prisoner – a tall elf we recognized as our former ‘shipmate’ Hawk. When caught he had been carrying a saddle and bridle for a dragon. 

I jotted a note to the High Fairy and summoned Merlin.

The Fairy Diary Day 384 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Noralei made first contact with the goblins. As with the dwarves back at Artoxon’s capital, and Gnoston’s village, word of our coming had again preceded us. They were part of a force that was also scouting the cross passageways. They were doing so because of reported sightings of a dragon. These goblins had been dispatched to contact and warn us, as well as to seek out “the worm” as they called it. 

Dunfallon directed them to the passage in which he had discovered the lair. 

One of the goblins who was named Gibley volunteered for the honor of escorting us into the goblin outpost. It was set up just as we had suggested back when the conflict with the dark elves was raging. 

Gibley introduced us to his commander whom we were anxious to interview.  But the actual witnesses he informed us were not then available. 

We had to wait quite some time. 

The Fairy Diary Day 383 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

As we were nearing the territory held by the goblins our dwarf guides bid us goodbye and headed back down the Low-way. I marvel when I think about how quickly we return by a route that originally took us a long time to traverse. 

However our advance was slowed once again when we reached that section of the Low-way which is joined and crossed by a series of passageways. Dunfallon insisted upon searching each one. 

As we waited for him outside the third one he came running back in great excitement. 

He had found what he is sure is a dragon’s lair as there were droppings and signs of conflagration throughout. 

Rather than follow that passageway out to the surface we decided to continue on to the goblin controlled junction and ask them about dragon sightings. 

We hoped that the goblins ahead had already received their orders from their king back in the shaft regarding allowing us access. Otherwise our situation was going to face another barrier.