The Fairy Diary Day 472 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

No decisions have arisen from our day long meeting of yesterday. At the end we did agree that we needed to bring more interested parties into the discussion. 

When I sought for Merlin this morning I learned he had excused himself for a few days. All the High Fairy would add was that he had been up late consulting his seer’s stone. 

I had little time to consider what that might mean – for at that moment Rumble and Gibley showed up at the entrance atop Rayjil. This time around the guards, now familiar with dragons, were not thrown into a panic. 

I, though, was quite concerned for they came to report a sighting of Willie in and around Nonin-gal-dith. Though they were certain they had not been followed I asked the Caretaker to put a lockdown in place for the next day or two. 

Then we had a reunion of sorts centered around our two dragons. 

The Fairy Diary Day 451 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

I had to restrain Dunfallon this morning. He wanted to go out with Cluyjil again even before the sun was up. I prevailed upon him to wait for Merlin who had sent word through the owl that he would soon call us in to review his discoveries. 

Rumble heeded the cue and took him aside to encourage him to be patient. It was good to see the two friends spend the time together. He led the pixie down to the library where they combed through volumes that the owl had returned from the wizard’s study. 

(Rumble had hopes for clues as to what Merlin had uncovered).

After another round of golden nectar for all, including Cluyjil, Merlin sent for us. 

Solemnity cloaked the room as we claimed our seats in the wizard’s study. Instead of telling us he put the seer’s stone through its paces – image after image trotted around land after land – none of them bore back an image of our missing friends. 

Dunfallon asked the question on all our minds – “Do our friends yet live?”

Merlin nodded affirmative and said, “But not in this world.”

With gravity he continued. The key is in Rayjil’s ability.  He indicated the volume open in front of him. In the rarest of cases, dragons who can disappear do not just turn invisible, but are transported to another place altogether. Another world? Another reality? None can say. 

The problem therefore remains – how to call them back. 

Merlin looked at each of us in turn and declared that we must find that means to call Rayjil back. 

The Fairy Diary Day 430 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

We reached the gates to the Low-way of the dwarves. They had been locked and barred only a moon ago when we passed by on the way from Gnoston’s village towards the stronghold city. Now they were broken asunder. 

Had Gilgorgon and his forces done this?

It would seem the logical conclusion- but ever since the vision of yesterday my thoughts touch continually upon the grinning face of Willie. 

Merlin himself is perplexed as there are no signs of battle – force opposing force on either side of the gates. He is inclined to believe that some other power has done this. And that Gilgorgon and his dwarves passed through without opposition. 

However the question remains- did they turn towards the stronghold city? Or towards Artoxon’s capital?

Rumble asked the wizard to describe the scenes of battle he witnessed via the seer’s stone. Merlin did something better – circumscribing a circle in the air with his staff, we were soon observing the past scene ourselves. 

Our hearts sunk when we realized that the battle between dwarves was playing out in Gnoston’s village. 

The Fairy Diary Day 422 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Merlin and the High Fairy can only report that pitched battles are being fought under the mountains in the dwarf kingdoms. Where is unclear. And though one side appears to be succeeding – they cannot discern which one because of their similarities.

(I wish they would have taken one of us into view what the seer’s stone revealed – for just maybe we would have recognized where and to whom those events were occurring). 

Our discussion when they emerged turned closer to home. We no longer need to decide when to introduce the hatchlings to one another. It is something they accomplished on their own. Rayjil escaped from Gibley, having gone transparent and slunk away. She must have caught Cluyjil’s scent and made it down to his training area where she reappeared and presented herself. 

Such prancing about I have never before witnessed. 

Now the question is no longer should they meet, but should they remain together. 

We decided to return them to their own chambers for now. At Gibley’s direction. He seems to believe they would be untrainable otherwise. 

We are in for some interesting days ahead. Be that here or elsewhere.

The Fairy Diary Day 421 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

The news is scanty. The High Fairy says there is nothing direct from Gilgorgon. His whole mountain is locked down to the outside. Everything is second hand through the Dromadil pixies, who learn it from the goblins. 

It has me very worried. What could Gilgorgon be thinking? Does he not know that we are for him? And would swiftly come to his aid?

Merlin and the High Fairy locked themselves away in the wizard’s study to consult the seer’s stone – after advising us to keep about our tasks with the hatchlings. 

I found it very difficult to hold my focus. And I believe it was the same for each of us, save Gibley, who has never met our friend. To be sure the goblin has encountered Artoxon – and though he has not expressed an opinion about him outloud I am reasonably certain that his mirrors ours. 

Eventually we became engrossed in our work. Dunfallon put Cluyjil through the motions of flying as he and Rumble waved the staff with the hatchling attached to it. Such movement gives Cluyjil the sense of what it feels like to flap his wings. 

Rayjil was still content with simple things – jumping on and off the staff, and turning invisible for longer periods of time. 

Meeting together at day’s end we were all thinking about the same thing – is it time yet to introduce our charges to one another?

The Fairy Diary Day 356 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Dunfallon has made a triumphant return. He located the artisan who created the chalice – but only the chalice. That is all that the dark elves had commissioned from him. The best Dunfallon could discover further was a list of other craftsmen that may have fashioned a cover for the chalice. 

He and Rumble will check their list with the one Rumble and I have assembled. 

But perhaps of more importance – our pixie had a sighting of Willie.  The Wisp led him on a spirited chase before disappearing as though into thin air. 

So, Dunfallon passed most of the day with Merlin trying to summon up the whereabouts of the Wisp with the seer’s stone. 

The search was fruitless and an exhausted pixie emerged at day‘s end, but not too exhausted that he could not tell us about the adventure he has been holding back.

The Fairy Diary Day 355 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Concern was growing for our absent pixie. He should have completed his tasks long ago. I prevailed upon Merlin to check on his whereabouts. The wizard managed to call up his image on his seers’ stone. 

Dunfallon and his eagle were a long way from their assigned locations. We could only surmise that he had completed those tasks and was off on some business of his own. 

At least he was safe. I would have a few choice things to say to him on his return. 

I turned over the last of my gleanings on crystals to Rumble so he could get up more maps for us. 

I joined Merlin and Noralei in the wizard’s workshop and watched them put together a new lantern/cage for Willie. And now and again I took a peek at the seer’s stone. 

By all appearances Dunfallon is on his way back.

The Fairy Diary Day 351 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

I awoke this morning with a jolt. I must have been dreaming. All I could remember was flying along, when on a sudden, I fell out of the sky. In my groggy state I had to remind myself where I was and what my new pendant was for. 

Then everything came back to me. 

For now, I am Merlin’s only guest, as Dunfallon has not yet arrived. I have no concern about his absence as I figured he was just following his curiosity. For after all, he was looking for signs of Willie. 

(Merlin did consult his seer’s stone and ascertained that the pixie and his eagle were not too far off course, and in fact should be here with us later this evening).

Also we are awaiting word as to whether or not Rumble and Noralei will be joining us. 

After a brief time on the rampart with Merlin, he pointed me to the section of his library that he wants me to explore. It contains all his volumes about crystals.

The Fairy Diary Day 283 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

All our plans were tossed to the winds. Rumble’s observation long ago about those canyonlands resonated in my memory. Everyone looked to Merlin, and he quickly sorted out our priorities after a session with his seer’s stone. 

Merlin with Nililitil and his armies will return immediately to Laguayil. (The enemy has not yet arrived to lay siege). The High Fairy will lead the fairy troops to Corbelin, which is in imminent danger. (He has ordered the Faerie Queen back to the fairy capital for safety). 

The Dromadil pixies will remain here on guard. And will help us. 

I was not surprised that Merlin has assigned us to stay with our original plan to descend into the shaft. Each of us – Rumble, Noralei, Dunfallon and I sense our destiny lies below. 

Through Dunfallon the Dromadil pixies gifted Rumble with a map of their former strongholds that lay beneath the city of the dark elves. 

So far it has proven faithful.

The Fairy Diary Day 184 #TFDbyRWOz2

Meribabell writes:

Together Merlin and the High Fairy removed the suspicious plant from the garden, exercising extreme caution. And rightfully so. It burst into flames when its roots were exposed. There was naught left but red ashes. 

I suggested that they recheck the wizard’s seer stone. 

They did. The view is now clear. The veil lifted upon that spot on the horizon. An immense black crystalline structure sits there. I felt an added confirmation to my decision. 

Rumble and Dunfallon made breakthroughs in the library also. 

They took two enormous volumes to Merlin. He and the High Fairy drew aside to review them. 

And Noralei came to me to ask my help in examining the red ashes from the black plant.