Drabbles: 13. RotK: Chapter 3: The Muster of Rohan

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13. RotK: Chapter 3: The Muster of Rohan

'Neath Dwimorberg’s shadow one journey’s ending. ‘Tis one night past the beckoning moon. The assemblage of Rohirrim hail their king; in Dunharrow's Hold he seeks one eve of peace.

King and household-men ascend. Somber the greeting their fair regent giveth; wherefore hope hath gone ‘tis beyond her ken.

Dread summons delivers the blood-red barb; the weapontake, tardy, must see Gondor's fall...lest help un-looked for comes.

Dark, dawn’s tidings; war has begun. Marshal in haste, bray harsh-voiced horns.

Their paths are sundered: lord, liegeman, king and daughter. Fey hope is offered: When will wants not…

Now all roads run East.


This is posted as a chapter in the HA Writers Group story The Return of the King - Drabbled

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.

Story Information

Author: Nessime

Status: General

Completion: Ongoing Serial

Era: Multi-Age

Genre: Other

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/20/05

Original Post: 08/18/03

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