Runna's Shoe, Chapter 16: Into the WaterIt all started with a big bang. A loud bang, at that, far to the south-east. Cassius had already sent out a rider to investigate by the time the peculiar entourage of dragon, adventurers, Thayan wizard-pacifist in moderation and volva arrived. Sana had sent her knights to Thay upon Gaulingeir's request, her eyes still puffy from lack of sleep. Xeras had gone to the tailor to get her clothes and animal hides back and had changed into them, her greatsword strapped on her back once more. Surrounding Cassius were the other rulers of Ten-Towns, including a very stressed-looking Nim'har.Runna's Shoe, Chapter 16: Into the Water by Sushi-Troll
"That direction is where Dougan's Hole is," the half-elf said, running his hand through his short-cropped hair, his eyes never leaving the horizon.
Frigga's eyes narrowed. "It can't be the barbarians, their encampment lies north-east of Bryn Shander, near Caer-Konig."
"Indeed," Cassius agreed, "we know the barbarians are going to mount attacks on Caer-Dineval and Targos first, to distract us on two fronts."
Runna's Shoe, Chapter 15: Out of the Frying PanShe was well provided for. No marid, not even her grandmother, could be accused of being inhospitable. The water mephits provided her with food from the Prime, the nixies pulled pranks to try to cheer her up and the undines tested her druidic abilities with water. Loranys appreciated their efforts, especially the last one, which she felt she at least got something productive out of. Some spells that she'd struggled with before came to her much easier, and during one swimming session within the palace, she learned how to slip through seaweed without getting tangled. In her time on the Moonshae Isles she'd heard of the druids there that could walk through bushes and trees without getting stuck or tearing themselves up. Loranys was delighted to know she could do it, too! Perhaps one day she'd even be able to change her form, though that might be too much to hope for.Runna's Shoe, Chapter 15: Out of the Frying Pan by Sushi-Troll
The nixies noticed her cheerfulness and threw a party of music, laughter and dancing to celebrate. At one point she was eve