There are no accidents. It seems I was not wanting to be a part of the ritual of leaving the Guild for the journey, as the gryphon’s message specifically stated that I leave as soon as it delivered the message and blessing and gifts. I was nearly “off and running” when I knew I had not left my doll, nor told the Guildmistress of my leave-taking. Was this “blind obedience/allegiance” to the message?
I could not leave without following suit, at least I had to talk to the Guildmistress, and I had to leave my doll in her care. So, the plan changed–the ritual to take place elsewhere–another time–another place. Why? I don’t know. Perhaps it will make itself known as the story presents itself. Me thinks there is a struggle regarding orthodoxy vs conventionalism, intuition, and self-satisfaction.