Del finds herself staring at the Pale Elf who just entered. Once she realizes she is being rude, she averts her gaze to the woman with the dog. "Can I pet your dog?"
“Why of course, sugar,” the woman says, holding the quivering creature out to Del. “And don’t mind his shaking. He just doesn’t like being around all these people.” As Del pets the tiny animal, the woman says, “My name is Helena, and this is Charlie Chubbs III. What is your name, sugar?”
"I'm Del. I'm here looking for work." Del tries to soothe the dog.
“Aren’t we all, sugar?” Helena chuckles. The dog continues to shake beneath Del’s hand.
In a dangerous political climate, several expeditions are made to the infamous Wilds in hopes of expanding the country, Urbane, and avoiding an all out civil war. But, when the lord in charge of the excursions is almost assassinated, tensions increase and put new pressures on the brave explorers.