High King Thorgrim calls a meeting of all the Dwarf commanders.
Chief Ratnik finishes drinking his tankard of ale then speaks up and says he has bad news. He has received a message from Baron Hawk, via his favorite bird. Gimli and company have joined forces with some Dwarves that entered from the Westgate of Moria, its King Gorrin and the 8 Dwarves of Legend, Grombrindal the White Dwarf, and Hodor and his mercenaries. They have found the Chamber of Mazarbul and know where Balin might be. Unfortunately they have been cutoff and are unable to break through enemy lines. So, they are heading deep below Moria to find Balin and then come back with his forces to break the siege. Gimli wishes the defenders of Easthold good luck and hope they can hold out until he can return with Balin's forces.
Runelord Kragg has been working with Balgar Blackwing and his assistants to create a Dwarven Rune Totem.
Now, the deployment of the defenders...
So, the board is set, the pieces are moving, and the opening salvoes are ready to fire.
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