The Wheel Turns...
Rodrick's Sixth Entry
Met our room mate at the Queens blessing, I never thought I would ever see a real life Ogier, his names Loial, he really is over 9 feet tall and has tufty ears, nice guy to, I would be really really worried if he wasn’t someone like that could cause alot of damage if they wanted to. Well we spoke for qite a while, he lent me book on prophecies and taught us a bit about Ogier history, I’ll be careful about asking about that in future, Loial is quite most of the time but once he gets started he really gets started, managed to peel myself away to play for the patrons and grab some food.
The following day I got to see the false dragon everyones been talking about, he definetly seems dangerous even dressed in just prisoners rags he had that presence about him, other than that theres not much else really to say.
after that headed back to the queens blessing for some lunch, still noticing that Berrik isn’t spending alot of time with the group recently, seems he’s always elsewhere.
Later that evening Lan and Moiraine eventually showed up, we had a bit of a catch up session but it wasn’t long before something tweaked to Moiraine and we were off quickly grabbing our stuff again, we’re off to the Eye of the world, to hopefully not die horribly and save the world from uncertain doom!
Fortunately Jonah had done a good job and kept track of where berrik was so he didn’t get left behind and we were off to the ways, Loial was pretty much being commanded by Moraine to lead the way, we found the door in some random shops basement, I wonder if the people that own that basement know what they’ve got in the back there. there seems a special trick to opening the door that Moraine showed by moving one leaf engraving to a different spot on the door, the opened with that ominious sound and without second thought lan and Berrik had already entered the strange kind of pond on its side?….wavy mass?….portally like thing? either way we followed alongside Moraine.
Now according to Loial the way was made a real long time ago by male users of the one power and they lead to many places, also in a nut shell they’re HORRIBLY CURSED. really cant put enough empasis on that. Loial led us forward for over a week, all the time mumbling to himself something that sounded suspiciously like I’m doomed, I’m going to die here, I should of listened to elder payne, we travelled for a week or so and it was anything but comfortable, I’m still having nightmares about accidently rolling over and falling into the bottomless abyss.
It was near the end of the journey where we found evidence that trollocs had been using the path, the evidence being trollocs half turned to stone and melded to the literal path, then we heard that sound, Loial had told us of it, Machin Shin, the black wind, words did not need to be spoken we ran, very very quickly, in moments we had reached the door that was our exit but it was sealed shut, Moraine and Nalei started quickly unsealing the door by cutting through it with the one power, to make matters worse trollocs were fleeing the black wind, running directly for us, Lan, Berrik, Jonah and myself bravely held the path against the trollocs until the door was opened, it was a close couple of seconds more and the black wind would of taken all of us.