"We need answers, and to get them we need more information, and one place to get that is the Scarlet Stag." I said getting up from the table and putting my dishes in the sink.
"O.k. I'll head over there and see what I can find out." Fantasia said adding her dishes to the sink.
"I was thinking of going myself, Need to talk to Tatanya about something that's between us, and get it settled before we go forward with any sort of alliance for dealing with the ongoing problem."
"I see... Well, don't let me get in the way of resolving a personal score with a Fay."
"Now, Just a minute;" Pheron said sliding his plate across the table, where Fantasia could reach it. "Didn't we just escape from the Scorps ? And won't they be looking for us ? Which would make walking the streets a sort of crazy thing to be doing just now ? "
"Well, it would be; If I was to go out there looking like this; Or relying on a glamour. But Full on shape shifting is a lot harder to see through. As Fantasia demonstrated by rescuing us."
"Okay, fine, have it your way. It's still crazy. Then again so's leaving a personal score with a Fay standing any longer than you have to; Or even having a personal score with a Fay in the first place. How did...? No. On second thought; I don't think I really want to know."
It took us a couple of hours to get to the side channel we were looking for.
Surprisingly, none of the Styx Gollums from the fortresses followed us. I wondered if I should take it as a good sign or a bad one, but came to no conclusion on that point.
I took the time to swap out the sleep spells for binding ones, and take a look at the rest of the book.
As expected there wasn't much of use to us just now. But quite a lot that Melkior could use in his research.
After all knowing how a Styx Gollum or Dracolitch is made can be quite useful in figuring out its weak points.
Once we reached the point where we were on the map it was a simple matter to repair the spell that keeps it up to date. In fact it took longer for the map to settle down after. It seems that the map has a rewind abilitie; allowing one to check for trends in the way things are moving around.
I took a few minutes playing around with it, but didn't spot any shifts likely to be fast enough to matter to us.
As to paths in and out, There weren't any good ones, But I found a couple that we could deal with well enough.
I have a friend.
Let me repeat that. I. Have. A. Friend.
Someone who is there.
More than I do.
No...that is wrong.
I don't believe.
It is enough.
It has to be.
I...have a friend.
There is a hunger
You want it
Some call it addic-
Shhh! That's a nasty word.
It's nothing bad.
Just something to help...
Help you get through...
Each and every...day?
You doubt, you fear?
But it's always...there
Silence your fears.
You need it.
That is enough.
More than enough.