"What was that?" Arya asks her Wolf companion.
Melisandre the Fire Witch and two Dunedain Rangers.
The Rangers are glad to see Arya alive and well.
"The North remembers..."
The Rangers nod in agreement.
Melisandre looks into the distance. "There is no time! If we dont stop the Orcs here, they will burn the Shire, Bree, and eventually Rivendell itself. The Grey Wizard knew this and tasked us to stop this from happening. But how can we 5 stop them?"
"Well, perhaps we arent alone in this fight, afterall. Look!" says Arya, pointing towards a gathering crowd.
"We come with greetings from Elrond of Rivendell. Elves will stand with you against the Green Horde."
The Dwarves are on their way to Moria to help defend their fledgling colony there. The road to Moria is blocked with Greenskins so they grudgingly unite against a common foe.
While they have no love for Elves, they will fight alongside them, just for the sake of the Hobbits. The Beer for Pipeweed trade agreement between the races is well known, but more than that, the Dwarves have actually grown fond of the hairy footed halflings of the Shire.
Commander Reinhardt seems to be the highest ranking leader amongst the Dwarves assembled here.
Will Little Lady Mormont arrive in time to save them?
Or will the forces of Evil triumph and run rampant through the Shire?
Also, Frodo and his companions had better get to Bree or face certain capture by the Greenskin Hordes. As if Orcs werent bad enough, there are rumors of Black Riders riding up from the Gap of Rohan. And in the North, Winter is coming! And the whispers of the restless dead. But most frightening of all, old tales hint at something sinister...
- "In that darkness the White Walkers came for the first time. They swept through cities and kingdoms, riding their dead horses, hunting with their packs of pale spiders big as hounds."
- ―Old Nan to Bran Stark
Certain doom marches forth and who can stand against it?
The Battle Of Longbottom is coming.
The outcome will determine the future fluff of this blog, of Moria and of Middle Earth itself.
Stay tuned, true Stuntie believers...