Thank you my friend, Anna said in their minds
At that point, more elves arrived, this time they were dressed in the uniform of Royal Guard and they were led by a robed mage.
"Princess and Dragon, please come with us, but we would ask you to hand over your weapons Princess, you will be safe enough inside our lands"
Anna handed her sword and dagger to the nearest guard, as they walked into the Elven territory.
They walked for some considerable time towards the heart of the Elven forest, but Anna sensed that not all was as it seemed, that the Elven mage was altering perception of time and distance for some reason.