To the Elves
Played on November 4th, 2012
August 8, 21 Years After the Departure (Atd)
Boulder planned for us to go to the Elvish main city,
Irralíontyrcûr, on horses. This was a problem for Galtar who really
did not want to go by horse, instead preferring his own feet. In
typical Boulder style, he went on to commandeer horses for all of us,
and with that Galtar had to come along. Unfortunately for Boulder,
the only weight that Galtar’s horse carried were his bags.
We decided to head into the forest as quickly as possible from
Northmeadow. That way we would avoid the main road and any Greyskin
spies. It took us 3 days to get there. Then we found out that the
forest road was overrun and so we had to go a bit slow, and get off
our horses to get anywhere - much to the chagrin of Boulder.
The next day, we arrived at a most beautiful place. A huge waterfall
dropped down into a serene basin of water, surrounded by lots of simple
white and red flowers. This place oozed serenity and calm. Surely
the goddess’s presence was felt here by all? At least I could not
go on, and luckily we decided to stay the night. I enjoyed as much
of it awake as possible, but even sleeping I could not help but feel
even more connected as usual to Hareke.
Of course we had to leave the following morning but I secretly hoped
that the Elvish capital would resemble this place if possible.
After one more week of walking and riding through the woods, we
found ourselves among ever more gigantic trees. Again I witnessed
the hand of the goddess. Finally we had to climb and descent along a
mountain ridge overgrown with trees, but at the ground below we were
rewarded by our first glimpse of Elven structures. They were built
inside and among the great trees.
First though we were stopped at an archway by two guards. One
identified herself simply as Selari. She told us to follow her to the
guesthouses. I tried to keep quiet as much as possible, and let Vaal
do all the talking.
The guesthouses were located at about 10m height, built on a pathway
that was not as much built as well as grown into the ancient trees. It
connected lots of trees and houses.
Having left behind some stuff, we were then invited to follow once
again. We were led to an ancient tree where a lot of elves in fancy
dress were situated. We eagerly approached!