Good thing the Gooblin King, like all of the rest of his species, likes to tinker and make mechanical devices. He decided after the bats fiasco, what better way to deliver secret messages than to have them delivered by his own flying machine.
Now the Gooblin King tinkered out many designs for his mechanical flying machine, but none of them had the ability to be his eyes and ears in his kingdom. After several days of contemplation (and a surprise visit by a bird who flew into his cave by accident but that is another story), he realized that he would create a mechanical bird! And better yet, this bird would also have a magical mechanical optical that allowed Hir'aeth to see through. What a better way to see the world than from a birds-eye view!
So began the process to create his steampunk mechanical Raven along with dressing the Gooblin King. I will admit, even after 40 years of dollmaking, my characters never bore me and it is always fun to see what mysterious adventures they take me on.
Once he would have considered Hir'aeth, now the Gooblin King, a good friend. That was many, many years ago and before that moment. "Ah, if he hadn't dropped it, I would have had it," thought Druzzy. It had been their first search for a collectable. Both had boasted about how they would be the one to find the rare and precious bone sculpture. It was a one-of-a-kind as only one had ever been made by the great Dragon master artist, Di-Zane, but it had been lost when Di-Zane left with the other Dragons. After many years of searching, both the troll and gooblin had finally found the Dragon's lair. Little did they realize that Di-Zane also left clever little devices behind to keep his secrets. As Hir'aeth was the first to put his hands on the sculpture, a rock came crashing down and smashed it to a thousand small pieces. Hir'aeth barely was able to remove his hands before the stone fell but the piece was now lost forever! "If he would have let me take it first, I would have saved it," Druzzy still thought.
"Is everyone okay? Where's the water buckets and I will start trying to put the fire out!" asked Hewy as he started towards the well.
"Hewy, It's fine. The fire is out," Efem was finally able to tell him after she had stopped coughing. Cornelia grumbled, since Efem was coughing again, "We have found out that when Hungry gets excited, he spits a little fire and a lot, and I do mean a lot, of smoke."
It took Hewy a minute before he realized what was happening, then since everyone was okay, he started laughing. This is when The CAT joined in as he also thought it was funny. Knowing that he was Hungry's Spite, The CAT was enjoying both being fed by Cornelia and Efem as well as the entertainment of these Wish Dragon's lessons. Hewy, soon realizing that both of the Dryads were not as amused as him, quickly stopped laughing but still could not take the smile from his lips.
"And to what do we owe this visit from you today?" growled Efem as she wiped the tears from her eyes. "You are not scheduled to be Hungry's teacher for another couple of weeks."
Having almost forgotten his reason for the visit, Hewy quickly told them of his meeting with the King of the Trolls and his concerns. "I agree Hewy, he is up to no good," answered Efem. "The question is, what do we do?"
"I have been thinking about that and the best I can come up with is to send Hungry somewhere for a while so Druzzy won't be able to find him until we find out what he is wanting," answered Hewy. "The problem is that I can't think of anyplace safe and where he won't be seen."
Now Dewin, being a wizard, had given the others each a crystal to communicate with him over long distances so they could keep in touch. They decided that would be the best for Hungry and after the smoke cleared, went back inside of the cottage where they told Dewin about their concerns and request. Shortly Sprigg'n, the Spite that had attached herself to the wizard upon his arrival to the Realm, arrived and they (Hungry, The CAT, and Sprigg'n) were off to the safety of Dewin's cave.
As they left and Hewy watched them crest the first hill and disappear from sight, Hewy finally felt that Hungry would soon be safe... ahhh, but will he? There seems to be others who also wish to see the Wish Dragon and not all of them from just curiosity. "Now," wondered Hewy, "in the meantime where I am going to disappear until this blows over?"
So silver is what will suit the Gooblin King. And like how easily silver can be melted and fused into other things, so are my china colors. For they are like silver in that they melt and fuse onto the porcelain. Porcelain is glass and can't absorb paint... it can only fused or be sealed (for example) like in a glaze.
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