A rather large, familiar man looks up and sees you.
The shock that is evident from his dumbfounded expression quickly evolves into delight.
He smiles broadly.!
If I did not trust the infallibility of mine own eyes, I would not believe it!
I was just thinking to myself, 'If only “the Avatar” were here!' Then.
Lo and behold!
Who says that magic is dying!
Here is living proof that it is not!
do you realize,that it hath been 200 “Britannian" "years" since we last met?
Why, you have not aged at all!
“Iolo” winks conspiratorially.
He whispers, "Due no doubt to the difference in the structure of time in our original homeland and that of “Britannia”?"
He resumes speaking aloud.
I have aged a little, as you canst see. But of course, I have stayed here in “Britannia” all this time.
Oh, but “Avatar”! Wait until I tell the others! They will be happy to see you! Welcome to “Trinsic”!
The distraught peasant interrupts “Iolo”.
Show the stables, milord. 'Tis horrible!
“Iolo” nods, his joy fading quickly as he is reminded of the reason he was standing there in the first place.
Ah, yes. Our friend “Petre” here discovered something truly ghavely this morning. Take a look inside the stables. I shall accompany you.
“Iolo” takes you aside and whispers, "“Avatar”, for the sake of our mutual sanity, I strongly suggest that you should purchase a mouse."
I am sorry, I do not join thieves.
All right, I suppose you have learned your lesson. I shall rejoin.
Yes, my friend? “Iolo” asks.
Your friend snorts.
What, are you joking,? You do not know your old friend “Iolo”?
You must see for yourself,. Brace yourself, my friend. 'Tis truly a horrible sight.
Why, right now 'tis adventuring with that most courageous of all legendary heroes, "the Avatar"!
Why, there is no doubt you are "“the Avatar”"!. However, you may have some trouble convincing those who do not know your face. Of course, you should be safe around your friends!"
Well, after all, you have been gone for 200 years!
Most of those who would recognize you are long gone!
Sorry to be blunt and all, my friend, but there it is.
Ugly, is it not?
From what I have heard, neither “Christopher” nor “Inamo” deserved so grisly a death.
You should certainly ask everyone in town about it.
I wish you luck in determining what is going on.
I haven't a clue!
“Iolo” grins broadly, patting you on the back.
“Lord British” ?.
Well, between you and me, I think that he hath aged much more than I!
Full of information, that chap.
But he never seems to leave “Britain” anymore.
My liege will be enormously pleased to see you.
We should travel to “Britain” post have.
I am sure he can give you some valuable information and update you on much of what you have missed in the 200 years of your absence.
LB is always a repository of the most amazing facts, eh?
Probably something to do with listening and not always talking.
All Right, “Shamino”?
“Shamino” grunts and turns away as ““Iolo”” grins mischievously.
Speaking of information, reminds me of something!
I have a little item which might be useful to you.
'Tis an abacus. Use it to tally up all of our gold.
You must mean “Shamino” and Dupre.
Why, he is right there.
I am right here.
I told you!.
I am sure we shall find him somewhere.
Last I heard, he was in Jhelom.
did you know he was knighted?.
Hard to believe, is it not?.
“Lord British” knighted him recently.
Why he did so, I cannot imagine!
Why, he is right there.
I am right here.
I told you!
your best bet in finding that rascal is to look in “Britain”.
He has a girlfriend employed as an actress at "the Royal Theater".
The town has changed little, has it not?.
Everyone seems a little defensive, Young.
When we ran into each other, I was passing through and had stopped to visit my friend “Finnigan”.
I think it best for you to speak with them yourself.
There have been many changes since last you did visit, “Avatar”.
I think you wilt feel at times a bit... well, old-fashioned.
It has grown since you last saw it.
Paws(POWS) is now a virtual township of “Britain”!.
It dominates the east coast of “Britannia”.
“Lord British’s” castle is still the overwhelming feature.
It still lies between “Britain” and “Trinsic”, but it has grown further into “Britain” itself.
He is a good man.
The Mayor of “Trinsic”, he is.
I have known him for years.
I did not know him.
I never spoke with him.
It is truly a shame.
There are not many gargoyles living amongst the humans.
This will only discourage the practice even more.
“Iolo” looks hurt.
You do really want me to leave?
do you want me to wait here or do you want me to go home to "Yew"?
I shall wait here until you do return and ask me to rejoin.
I shall always rejoin if you do so desire.
“Iolo” turns away from you.
You did frighten me!.
I was waiting until you did ask me!
It seems that you have enough members travelling with you already!.
I shall wait until someone leaves the group.
Since you be last in “Britannia”, “the Gargoyles” have begun to integrate with the humans.
Most of them live on "Sutek's old island", which was renamed “'Terfin'”.
However, you may see one here and there throughout the land.
I do not know much about them, except that they originated about twenty “Britannian” years ago.
They seem to do good deeds and are looked at with favor by most everyone.
They have branch offices all over “Britannia”.
I have not personally had any dealings with them.
He is just an acquaintance.
Tis always a pleasure to speak with you, my friend.