You say, 'Hail, Belinda'
Belinda says, 'Hello! It's so good to see you. I was afraid I wouldn't be able to find any experienced adventurers while just standing here on this hill. But if I leave the [griffons] will wander off. My people need your [help]!'
You say, 'griffons'
Belinda says, 'It is very hard to deal with these things. They are always hungry and they can sense all those warm blooded spiders and whatever out there in that horrid desert. I have to keep offering them treats or they might just eat me! They nearly killed me four times on the way here from Velious. But there are secrets to handling these things, and if you [help] us out I might teach them to you.'
You say, 'help'
Blinda says, 'Well, I left the moment the decision to close Thurgadin was made. It took me a while to get a couple of these griffons under control, I mean all I had was theories about how to do it at the time. Anyway, things are real bad on the continent. Its almost like the ice itself has decided to kill everyone and everything on Velious. I have my thoughts about who is responsible, and I'd like you to talk to Dagmar Midcap when you get there. He is working on a way to get at the culprit, though that might take some time. Until then I'm sure there are plenty of folks in need of your assistance. I urge you to [get on] one of my griffons. Hopefully they will return home as I have trained them to do and deliver you safely to our little fortress.'
You say, 'get on'
Belinda begins casting Barely Tamed Griffon.
You are swept up by a griffon. It looks very hungry.
LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered The Eastern Wastes.