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Ambush in Ithilien

1. Ambush in Ithilien


We stand alert, tense, hidden in shadows above the deep-cloven road cutting, awaiting my bird-call.

On this very road in ancient days, the last living heir of the newly-slain King fell to in-swarming Wainriders, stirred up by the Enemy. Kingless, Gondor staggered, but did not fall.

Now 'tis accursed Southrons, red-clad and red-bannered, who march towards the Black Gate, swelling the ranks of those sworn to the Nameless. Silently, we watch the sanguine horde crowd heedlessly into the narrow. Unwary.

Never to depart.

Our longbows creak under the strain. Once again will crimson slaughter befoul our beloved Ithilien.

I signal.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.


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Author: Elena Tiriel

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Rating: General

Last Updated: 11/07/07

Original Post: 10/04/04

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