When we arrived at the base of the mountain we were no longer in the same land. Instead of a depression in the middle of a plain, we stepped onto a sandy desert. We could not have been more surprised. Our pixie’s goat had to be restrained from turning around and climbing back up the mountain.
If not for another message from the High Fairy, we all might have joined Dunfallon’s mount on its desperate attempt to flee this unwelcome place.
Satisfied we were where we needed to be, we pushed onwards keeping the mountain to our backs. (The only way I could think to navigate).
And just like on our world we passed through a veil into a more inviting terrain.
Rumble was particularly gratified to see plants here – with wildly exotic blooms.