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Old 01-04-2009, 01:58 PM   #276
Mithalwen
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Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.Mithalwen is lost in the dark paths of Moria.
The woods and meadows had changed little since his outward journey. The grey colt and his sire were still long limbed, swift and sure footed as they found their path but the stallion was now riderless.

Tathren had relinquished Caranthir's treasure to the Ulfings but he carried Lachrandir's haversack as well as his own so the colt's burden was scarce lessened. Nevertheless his hoofbeats marked time passing too swiftly for his rider who was at a loss how he could explain the events of the past days to his lord when he could scarce understand them himself.

He could report Uldor's words but what could he say of Lachrandir's death? The boy shuddered at the thought and tried to dismiss it from his mind for as long as possible but too soon his elvish sight perceived the banners of Feanor and his son fluttering over the dwellings of his people and knew that there could be no delay. Caranthir's sentinels would report that he returned alone long before he reached the gates and he was sure he would be summoned into the presence of the harshest and quickest to anger of all the sons of Feanor as soon as his feet touched the ground. The boy's heart quailed.
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