On my ship, all the Grendels are ruled by this one single female Grendel. She forces them to bring her Norn eggs, where she waits for the egg to hatch and then eats the baby Norn! I believe that the death of this tyrant would bring peace to our ship, but taking her out is easier said then done. Even the other Grendels are scared to death of her! Might you have suggestions about how to dispose of this vile creature?
- Intrepid Hardman Norn
Dear Intrepid Hardman Norn,
I don't envy your situation, it must be tough. Frankly though, I believe that overthrowing the female Grendel may cause more problems than it solves. Once their Queen dies, you'll have the Grendels fighting amongst themselves for the throne, and not particularly caring who gets caught in the crossfire... Eep! How do you know that she forces them to steal eggs? Have you ever considered that perhaps they're merely doing it as the equivalent of a nice bunch of Feverfew blossoms, or a cheese platter to win her favour? Try to win an audience with her and find out what she really wants. It could be that she fancies a day spa at the Ettin Desert's hot springs, or an expensive cruise in Aquatilis Caverna. If you can get all her subjects to chip in, it won't be a burden to them, and Her Majesty will finally get what she really desires... And leave your newborns alone!