remind me again who is at war?
Cormyr has recently been at war with hordes of orcs that plundered the northern part of their nation. The orcs were led by the great red dragon which slew Azoun IV, king of Cormyr. Also, making this war terrible in cost were the gazneths, demonic embodiments of historical traitors to Cormyr. Princess Tanalasta found their key to victory against the gazneths before her death.
Alaina copies Mizziark’s bow, and holds her hands out, palms outstretched as a gesture of peace. She keeps her eyes on the figures and mutters quietly, “What is this place?”
Mizziark actually looks at you, quite possibly for the first since you met the huge man. Where his eyes once looked past you, or through you, now they actually capture your vision in their deep gaze. You see eyes as brown as tilled earth caught in the caverns above his deeply-lined cheeks. “She is the child left us, Seeing Stone, and she is the child returned. My Mother tells me we are on ground most sacred to her, and her child knew to bring us not to your forest of stone, but to the bluetops. The spell thrower and the Steel Princess await us, My Mother says.”
Cameron’s eyes grow wide, and he does a double take, his eyes fixing from Mizziark to the shadowed couple and back. “You….can’t…..mean..” His voice grows soft. For once, you have seen him speechless. “By the Stones, Stone, you’ve the company of kings….”
Mizziark takes no notice of the bard’s remarks as he begins tramping toward the pair of figures obscured by the bluetop trees.