I watched the scattering of stars through the patchwork clouds and wondered what I should do. Although I had only recently learned of the existence of Blavour, I now found myself there, a land that was supposed to be evil. There were no more voices and I had never felt more alone.
I began to see lights much closer at hand than those distant stars. Watchfires were scattered around the countryside. And one light was headed straight at me.
In a minute, I was face to face with a strange being. OK, maybe face to belly button because the guy (gal?) was only about half of my height. In stature, this thing reminded me of a dwarf before they became “Fair Folk”, but this creature was not fair in any way. OK, it was “fair” in that it was pale, but it was the ugliest thing I had seen in my life. No, it was even uglier than that. Continue reading