Very interesting analysis by Rob. Now figure ANOTHER elfin population, one we the readers do not know about, that once reached the Palace, forced their rule to the trolls, but did not manage to re-activate the Palace, and eventually ended chased away by Guttlekraw's trolls. I'll try and draw Rob's attention to some key points : Remember what it took to re-activate the Palace ? Remember Timmain's reaction to Rayek's abuses against the Go-Backs ? Remember how Winnowill's spirit, having finally reached access to the Palace through a crystalline fragment, was DENIED access ?