The Tower of the Cunning Mind: 7. Setting Conditions

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7. Setting Conditions

Setting Conditions

            He considered the condition of his hair and skin.  Once he'd beaten the Rohirrim into submission he would take some time to relax.  Soothing baths and balms—yes, that would suit him admirably!

            Conditions within the fortress couldn't be good.  Too many men in too small a space, without sufficient stores for them to survive a prolonged siege.  If only the Dark Lord would allow enough time for them feel the pinch of starvation!

            He reread the conditions he was setting down in his proposed articles of surrender.  How much pleasure he would take in seeing Théoden sign them!


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: Larner

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 08/11/11

Original Post: 07/03/11

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