Meeting master Glóin
For a week, the old and new friends healed, ate drank and talked, and strong bonds of friendship began to take shape. Miriel and Lomund both had spent years in the wild protection the weak and the innocent from the forces of evil and they had many stories to share. Eirik was very glad that his newly found friends had helped him save his wife and helped him catch the burglars. The wounds healed fast under the roof of Eiriks house. Rumors began to circulate in the town that master Glóin, one of the ten dwarves that survived the liberation of Erebor was in town, and that he was seeking assistance of some kind.
The group of adventurers decided to pay master Glóin a visit, to see if they could be of assistance. Both Miriel and Lomund urged to get back out in the wild to fight the evil, and Gorm, Lomunds cousin wanted to be part of the kind of adventure Lomund talked about. Eirik was up to anything, to at least pay some of the debt he felt he had to those who had helped him.
They went to the townhall, or a building next to it, where Glóin had his council. They was granted access after they had put down their weapons, as no one comes armed into the house of Glóin. When Glóin saw Miriel, he said with a deep voice: “Who has brought an elf into the house of a Dwarf?” Miriel introduced herself with such elegance that even master Glóin was impressed. “I am Miriel of the elves in the woods. I greet you master Glóin, may you live long and prosper and may your beard never stop growing!”.
After the other had properly introduced themselves, Glóin decided that this group might be what he was looking for, and he told them the reason for his worries. “My dear friend Balin, and my own brother Oin, left Erebor for a journey to the King of the Eagles, Gwahir, with an invitation to the five year celebration of the battle of the five armies. They were to travel the Eastern Road, through Mirkwood, but they haven’t reached their destination. I’m afraid something might have happened to them, maybe they once again are experiencing the famous hospitality of the Elven King? Your mission is to find out what happened and report back to me. You travel at sun up. I will hire a boat for you, and as this is Dwarven business, I will assign to your group a Dwarven warrior, Funhir, son of Fundin.”.
To be continued…
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