Haletha sat on the balcony, staring out into the night. Her heart was heavy with sorrow. Where was her sister? Maletha disappeared ten years ago and had never been found. A chilled wind caught Haletha’s cheeks and hair. She had lsot hope of finding Maletha and walked inside. She was just about to sleep when there was a knock on the door. Reluctantly she answered. She looked around but no-one was there. She then spotted a letter. She sat down as she read it: ‘The Council of Séreméla requests your presence in two weeks time at Rédance Point.’ Haletha was confused. Why would a council summon her? Despite her concerns she packed her things and set upon her horse, for the journey to Rédance would take at least a week. Frada, her horse, did not seem impressed at being woken. Haletha took a glance back at her house and rode off into the starlit night. Little did she know, this council could lead to fatality.
We return to the forests again. Our hobbit friend has lost all faith and finds the true meaning of apathy by the end of this chapter. He is taken captive by a band of elves and one human. This chapter suggests that some of his past will be revealed soon.