Back again

It was unnerving really, just how far away from the civilized world this place was, and even the surrounding land seemed to be wanting to keep up the illusion of distance in both time and appearance. The journey to Tarantia had only confirmed this - I had walked in circles for days, running my food supply worryingly low before I made any actual progress, I'm sure of it. And what's more it had been an unnecessary risk. Almost. I did have some new clothes to show for it, but not what I was looking for. No sign of him.

So for now I'm back in the village, back to hoping to meet the beekeeper's wife.