Our forays out to search for the other strand was cut short by the return of Dunfallon and Tinadell on Rayjil. Noralei on Conjil and I on Cluyjil spotted them as they came through the rift. We left off our searches and followed them into the enclosure where Merlin and Gibley waited.
Before we could properly greet one another, Merlin separated Tinadell from the group, asking us to stay back. There with Tinadell the focus of our attention – the wizard examined him from the crown of his head to sole of his feet and then out to his very wingtips.
Merlin then shared the substance of my dream and asked him directly if his evil self had attempted to contact him.
Clearly, Tinadell was struck with horror at the thought and emphatically denied it. And after a moment’s further thought he asked a question himself – having heard from Dunfallon that the search was on for the strand with which he is to repair the gap – what was the current status of that search.
I spoke up and told him we had one end but not the other.
He turned to Merlin and said it was imperative that we find his former stone chamber for he believes the other end of the strand would have rewound into it.
The wizard replied that it will be exceedingly difficult to find as the topography of this world has so changed.