Noralei asked the High Fairy to join in with her and Dunfallon as an impartial observer to their tests on the green crystals. All of them passed Noralei’s expectations for effectiveness against our enemy, but his excellency selected one from among them that more quickly and more brightly reacted to Cluyjil’s fiery breath. He wants that one to be set on a ring to replace that of Gibley’s which was lost on the other side.
His excellency proclaimed that that one would go with the team when we mount the offensive.
The other four will be kept for use in the repository.
With the testing concluded, Dunfallon came to me and begged to be chosen for the assault – whether by himself or as part of a team.
I told him that the decision is not mine to make and added that the final decision was being left up to Merlin.
That of course prompted him to request permission to set out immediately to look for the wizard. Reluctantly I ordered him to wait. And answered his objections, by telling him that the High Fairy had already left for Merlin’s castle. And asked him to exercise a little patience along with me.