2. The Spell of The Dark Tower
Written for B2MeM 2011 Day 23 - Dol Guldur
Everyone avoided the tower. It was believed to have uncomfortable guest rooms with outdated décor, so ancient that most iron fittings were covered in rust; rumours spoke of lumpy beds, crawling with fleas; noise insulation was sadly lacking, so that it was impossible to ignore the raucous, uncouth pastimes favoured by other residents. Beyond that, food was appalling, cleanliness doubtful at best, entertainment dismal, and staff seemed insensitive to customers' needs. Management regarded complaints seriously, though, providing a swift move to guarded underground quarters.
Despite all its inadequacies, few visitors ever left. What in the Void kept them so enthralled?
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