2. More Than the Wise Know -by Gwynnyd
We love the small things and do not call attention to ourselves nor meddle with the unknown sweep of history. Content to watch the grand things pass us by; we avoid the chiefs of our order, ranging far wider than they. We bring news to isolated peoples, because Arda is not constrained to their horizons. When we pass, a heart is lightened, love grows, a child cherished who saw only neglect before, or a plague ends more quickly.
Our chiefs call themselves wise, but we are the five wily wizards - cunning and secret – bringing hope to all free people.
<i>Of this Order (the Istari) the number is unknown; but of those that came to the North of Middle-earth, … the chiefs were five.</i> Chiefs, to me, imply some subordinates.
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