3. War Games
Later, nursing grief and bruises, Halbarad, as usual, recalls the list: ungwe-ando/Cpt, umbar-anga/Rhr... 'Frivolity', some would say, missing the point: men need companionship to pierce the bonds of war, reminder that, after all, war's not their first brotherhood.
Thus when Menethril asks, "Anything else for Lord Aragorn?", he replies:
"Give him this..."
And elsewhere three weeks later, after Menethril's grim report, Aragorn can't but laugh despite troubles to read:
I tried to translate the usual chessboard notation into Middle-earth. So instead of a row of numbers, the letters are simply repeated. Bishops are captains (cpt), knights are "Rohirrim" (rhr), rooks are still rooks. Tengwar names handily and beautifully available at Amanye Tenceli.
Written for fliewatuet's birthday.
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