Kaerri doesn't join the frenzy, instead waiting while all the kobolds have claimed their place. They deserve some nice food after all they've been through, and she can wait. Or even eat cold food, she thinks to herself with a grin, if it comes to that. Won't hurt her a bit. Luna has already volunteered (and gone) to tell those outside, so the half-elf just stands out of the way for now. But as she waits, her attention is drawn elsewhere, to another small-statured person in the room.This creates an instant frenzy as every kobold from chief to teeny stampedes or gets carried straight for the pool's edge. The Grand Pool has plenty of room for every single being to have a spot, but darned if the kobolds are going to be the last and get cold food. Think about it! When was the last time any of these poor folks besides Nitwit had warm food? Nitwit meets up with their chief and you can hear him gabbing.
Kaerri looks from Aldrin to the crystal ball. "Shalin, this is Aldrin," she says somewhat belatedly, though (last I heard) she can't currently see the gray-elven sorcerer on the other side of the magical connection. "Aldrin, the elf there is Shalin Riversbane. He's destroyed a bridge of ice, something like you describe, with a staff like the one he's working on now." The seer's last sentence proves accurate indeed, as she adds, "Was that what you saw? Or are you seeing what's going to happen with the new staff there?""The staff", he says without regards to the other words that have just been spoken. Some of those, he caught. Others escaped his ears, or at least his mind. But regardless, none are of much importance, compared to the vision he just witnessed.
"The staff", he repeats, and kneels down in front of the orb, making sure that he has the attention of those in their far-away place. "Watch it closely. I've seen it on a bridge of ice; between our world and its demise. Who holds it... might decide someday whether the balance of power tips one way - or the other. And... just like I've seen it, the enemy has done the same. And seen me, too. Watch the staff closely."
For a moment, he pauses. "And those who wield it - be wary of the raging inferno of flames. One day, it might engulf you - and devour you, unless you are prepared."
He suddenly coughs - as if only now realizing that his throat was dry all along. And then , towards no one in particular in the room, he adds: "I'll take the cold meal, then. I believe there are questions."
"That's all any of us can do, really," Kaerri nods.Me? I never asked for the hand I was dealt. All I do is drift along, trying to use what I was blessed with for good."