The Wheel Turns...
Rodrick's Tenth Entry
I quite enjoyed my stay in Fal Dara, with the exception of course of the rampaging trollocs.
But sadly we were off on the road once again with lord Ingtar, to go and retrieve that damn horn, we were accompanied by an elderly Aes Sedai and her warder and our numbers were strong with Lord Ingtar and his cavarly.
A tracker led the way for us, and by tracker I mean sniffer, really where do they find these people?
Slowly yet surely we began catching up with the trollocs, two weeks of hard riding and they were only a day ahead of us, which considering the trollocs were on foot I have no idea how they managed to stay ahead of us for so long.
One the 15th day we were ‘ambushed’ by a group of spear wielding people who popped up from the ground, apparently these people were called the Aeil and they were awaiting he who comes with the dawn, if it wasn’t for the pressing mission I would of quite liked to have gone with them, there prophecy seemed rather….specific and everyone started looking at me strangely, one of these days Ill get around to reading that book Loial is lending me so I don’t get suprised by stuff like this in the future.
Anyways things went horribly wrong when went to sleep that night, we awoke in a strange place, one with an orange sky and endless landscape, our party was missing, at first we thought this to be some dark one trick and we followed Berrek who begin sniffing out their trail (really?, seems stranger now I’ve put that into writing). Before leaving I checked out the ruins we had slept by, finding an interesting pillar carved with patterns, I took a quick rubbing and copy of its symbols, might be useful later
we then proceeded to walk for most of the day and found precisely nothing, so we walked some more until we spied a maiden in the distance.
At first she was terrfied of us but after we managed to calm her down she was just simply as confused as the rest of us about the strange place we found ourselves in, her name was Serene a wonderful lass with beautiful long black hair, a merchants daughter that was running away from a pre arranged wedding. she said she woke up near a ruin to the south, so that was were we headed, hopefully we would find some kind of clue.
We set up camp near the pillar for the night, and I compared it to my notes and of the previous one I found one difference between the two, one symbol was different I think that symbol was meant to be a location marker or something similiar.
As night dawned we heard loud trumpetting noises come from the wasteland and we were quickly beset by huge catlike creatures with armoured heads, the fight was brutal but I strived hard to impress our new lady friend, Nalei carved through 3 of the monsters with the one power but Jonah and Berrik were being brutalised by the creatures, after much trying Serene manage to pull me away from the fight, for each one of those monsters that was klled another took its place, there had to be a solution in the pillar or we would be overwhelmed, and sure enough she placed my hand on the pillar and we found ourselves elsewhere, back in a place where the stars were right.
I never new I could do that, it feels obvious how the pillar works now, how did serene know?