Salix has questions, cont

From: Karl

Subject: Salix has questions, cont

"I would love to see them," Salix replies. "And I did not mean to criticize your people wholesale. Dwarves are no less part of nature than Humans or Elves, or even Orcs, though all of these tend to deny their need to respect the forces that brought them into being to some degree or another. Also I'll admit that the underground world has always been a mystery to me and I have much to learn here. I've never fully understood the purposes of larger minerals and crystals. Most often they've seemed to be temptations causing the races to destroy nature rather than gifts she gives them. Perhaps I can learn from you."