69. Deadly Challenge
Ar-Pharazôn lifted his sword to urge his army forward into the gap in the mountains when he heard a strange rushing sound from behind him. Turning, he saw his grand fleet of ships spinning helplessly, pulled away from shore. A distant roaring told of an even greater cataclysm.
With an involuntary shudder, he turned again toward the Calacirya. His goal was too close to stop now. Immortality, and the wealth of the Ages, was almost within his grasp.
But Annatar had not told him that none challenged the Valar and lived. The earth trembled violently, and then the rocks fell.
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