The visions would not return, and for a moment, just a moment, Kalortah sulked. But then his mood was forgotten in favor of the Flock's return to babbling. They began to talk about his 'pretty song', which made Kalortah glow with pride and pleasure. Then they began to mimic him, trying to reproduce the sound with their own honks and squeaks. Far from the drunken louts who tried to sing along with his Lorien dirges, Kalortah found their attempts charming. Perhaps it was his lord's task that he promote bird love, or the phoenix pin he wore even now, but he did adore these geese.
Kalortah almost hated to interrupt their attempts, but he did, "Excuse me, Boss Gosling, do you suppose you can explain what the 'Important Place' is? And where you last saw the 'red ones'? And what of that big honker that we narrowly avoided?"
That was all the questions he had for the Flock, as he didn't want to prompt a torrential answer.
As he waited for them to respond, he hummed along with the Flock's attempts to mimic his song, giving in to their compulsion to copy it, without singing it in full.
Kalortah was very intrigued by the pile of gold, but not one motivated by material wealth, and more by beauty and fine art... Still, he could appreciate even the gaudy appeal of the gilt items laying in a pile before him.
Oram grabbed a goblet, and filled it with water, walking back toward Kalortah and Alyssia. Kalortah had noticed that she found a golden egg, but the Geese hadn't reacted in an adverse way, so he supposed she might be meant to handle it. He could deal with that for now. But at the moment, Oram was handing Kalortah a goblet of water.
When Oram asked what the Geese might know of the eggs, or the treasure, Kalortah turned to Fowler Goosestep, and asked, "Fowler, do you know what this golden egg she found might be? Or where this treasure came from?"
Kalortah had heard his share of stories about cursed treasures, and was wary that such a trove had laid for ages without being disturbed. He turned to Oram, "I'd be careful about taking the treasure, until we know what it's about..."
But then, he asked about the aukari, the 'red ones', and Kalortah nodded. He would tell him then, if the Geese were cooperative, what the birds had told him about the 'red ones' and the Big Honker, which he'd already asked them.
For now, it seemed there was little else for him to do, but hum along with the babble of the geese.