After stumbling upon the Dwarves, the leader, Ferrek Ironhelm, is brought to inside to speak with Jarvis. Jarvis breaks the ice by asking questions about the monsters roaming the world. When Jarvis grows tired of asking about the state of the world, he excuses himself to grab a copy of Tarian’s logs. Will Jarvis convince Ferrek to agree to helping them survive? Or will the dwarf refuse and return home?
Jarvis shoved a tablet across the table, and it slid to a stop in front of the dwarf’s hand. “Ferrek, while we’re fresh visitors to this world, those logs suggest our ancestors were allied against the unending flood of monsters.”
“I’m aware of the old tales.” Ferrek’s nose scrunched as his beefy fingertip poked the device. “What’s this?”
Closing his eyes, Jarvis folded his hands, pressing them against his forehead. “That’s something I’ll explain later. For now, we can focus on more demanding concerns.”
Ferrek lifted the pad, flipping it back and forth. With a shrug, the burly dwarf dropped the tablet to the desk and leaned into his seat. Laughter filled the small room as he pulled his weapon off the floor and a stone from his pack. He spat on the stone and placed it beside the device. “And what is it you’re hoping to gain from this conversation?”
“I’m looking to rekindle the relationship between our people.”
The heavy blade thudded against the wet stone, and Ferrek guided its edge along the rock. When it cleared, he flipped the ax, drawing the other side down the stone. Silently, the dwarf fell into a silent rhythm as he repeated those simple motions. “Your ancestor, Tarian, insulted our leader’s honor. My people do not easily forget those kinds of offenses.” Ferrek pulled the ax off the stone and ran his thumb across the edge. His lips curled into a smile as he laid the weapon across the table. “Fortunately, for you, time has altered our leadership, and our current king isn’t as attached to the lore.”
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