While Daddy and I were walking in the dark we had to stop because there was a big wide gorge. I could hear voices and got so excited! We hadn't seen anyone for days. I jumped up and down and flew in circles, spinning around with delight until I was told to be quiet. I have to remember that not everyone is nice, or happy to see us. I cast my dancing lights out and saw an interesting group. Only a few looked scary, sometimes, scary looking things are the nicest things! There was a frog! I love frogs! I had to keep as quiet as I could though and whisper to Daddy that I wanted to meet them. He wasn't sure, before I could help myself I hollered "HI" across the gorge. I could see 8 or 9 of them, Daddy and I have fought off more than that so I wasn't scared. We helped them get across to us and learned they were running from an evil drow priestess and her soldiers. It was strange to me that one of the ones we helped looked just like them. I don't like him as much as the others. I think he's untrustworthy because the group was afraid for themselves. He didn't seem scared of them. Eldeth seems very nice and helpful, I like her pretty hair. Jimjar looks scary, he wants to protect everyone and he's big and strong. I like him. Valdomir seems to like me, he pet my hair a few times. I felt upset when he grabbed Daddy, I wished I was bigger. I hope that doesn't happen again. We need to stick together. There's a Prince! His name is Derrendil and he's fuzzy and warm. I think we have a lot in common since we both come from palaces and castles. I will ask him about his court when I get more time to talk to him. Stool is so cute! I just love his little feet, he doesn't even need to use words to talk! I can just hear him. I think he has a special magic. I hope that Sarith doesn't secretly wish him harm. I don't know how he could defend himself. Shushar is a fish and he won't fight at all. I've learned sometimes you have to, to protect what is important to you. We traveled a good distance and found a small cavern to rest in. Sadly, I couldn't gain the affection of the Prince, so I will settle for snuggling with Daddy. We had water and goodberries and got to rest. I had a bad dream though. This one was different than my usual ones. There were tentacles in scary water and bloody teeth. Oozing globs on the walls, a rotted ram head and a 2 headed creature in black water. It was a different kind of dream, not one that I'm used to and it was really strange because we all had the same one. We set out again after the nightmares. We found a mushroom forest! I learned that some are good and some are bad. I also saw that Sarith knows his way around, as if he is from here or has been here before. It seems like he is the leader, telling everyone where to go. Valdomir trusts him and said I shouldn't trust Daddy. I think he shouldn't trust Sarith because he is the same as the ones who are after us. I need to talk to him more. He has bad headaches and Daddy could help him, he refused help though. Maybe I can try to help him. We heard someone coming so we all climbed up on the zirkwood mushroom since it's tall. We saw Orcs, I remember them from a long time ago. They just went past and didn't see us.