Simon introduces Henry as simply ‘Henry’ before explaining how he is a former ships carpenter, like his good self.
As for the weird forest Simon strokes his beard, “Well, there are all kinds of strange vapours from under the ground. The dwarves always talked of the fire damp and how it could explode in a moment. Something must leak out of the ground?”
“A shame really, I will have to content myself with just foraging what has already fallen along the track. I would certainly feel safer with a solid staff in my hands.”
“Aulexis.” Simon rolls his tongue around the word “Don’t think I’ve ever met an Aulexis before. What does it mean?”