Home stretch

So here we go.  Edwin tells me Patrick didn’t get in until almost dawn.  He’s sleeping in now, but he and Doan managed to finish their work on the bomb canister.  I’m not sure if Doan’s set it up yet, but if he hasn’t, he’s sure to tend to it any time now, because by the looks of things downstairs, all the Silver Hand people are getting ready to leave.  Tirion and Abbendis have been down at the main desk talking to Kelly for most of the morning, and Mograine’s been carrying stuff back and forth to his horse in the stables next door – not least of which being a bundle wrapped in a sheet that looks to be more or less the same size as the chest he had been using to transport the crystal.

Edwin took off a little while ago to track down Kel’Thuzad.  He’s going to tell him he tried to snoop on the paladins, but it didn’t look like they were up to much of anything, and he couldn’t get anything out of Patrick that would suggest otherwise.  Hopefully that’s going to send KT on his way and keep him from poking around any further.  Says when he gets back he’s going to stick around the room until Patrick wakes up, and then maybe go to the shore with him and fish a little until we’re all ready to go.

After Edwin left, Mokvar mentioned he was a little concerned about all the time Faranell’s been spending hanging out with his brother the last couple days.  Liadrin gave him sort of a half-hearted endorsement – her take was that the more time our boy spends hanging around with faces from the past, the more space there’s going to be for him to slip up continuity-wise.  Although I get the sense Mokvar wasn’t so worried about the timeline as just where Edwin’s head is at right now.  I can see where they’re both coming from, but I pretty much told them to give it a rest.  The way I see it, Faranell’s been un-living with the memory of a dead brother for years, and right now he’s got that brother alive and well right in front of him.  If he wants to soak up whatever time he can with him while he has the chance…well, I get it.  Extra chances don’t come along very often.

One last thing – want to hear something awesome?  I just looked out the window a few minutes ago to check on Edwin, and I saw maybe the greatest thing this side of Utvoch getting polymorphed.  Tirion’s kid was running around in front of the inn, playing with his frog.  Then along comes this other kid from the town – name of Herod, I think – and basically beats the snot out of Taelan, swipes the frog, and makes off with it!  And I honestly don’t know what’s better – the fact that Taelan got his ass kicked and lost the frog, or the thought of what’s going to happen later on when Herod’s got the frog and it poofs back into Faranell v1.0.  Just…win all over the place.

It sounds like there’s some kind of commotion going on next door, so I’m going to go check on that.  I’ll update you once that’s cleared up or when we’re making our move on the anti-plague thingy.  Whichever comes first.  Stay tuned.

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