High-falutin’ language! An ode to
a Grecian urn Gondor! Aragorn’s pretty happy, and waxes poetically about his land. There’s nothing to indicate it’s a song…so we’re going to leave it at that: poetic.
When he finishes, the three approach Rohan. The second ridge ends abruptly, and plains of grass stretch out far below. Legolas can see the eagle, which is now the third time someone from the group has noticed it. Aragorn can also see the large group of orcs moving quickly away in the distance. They follow the path down the cliff face, littered with things dropped by the orc band.
-the East Wall of Rohan: When this second ridge falls to the plain, it forms a wall. Epic, and probably beautiful.
Any land worth its salt has to have a wall, right? Keep the other people out! The more grandiose this wall, the more you’re likely to intimidate anyone approaching it. And in this case, the wall is actually down, instead of up. You have to work your way around to find a path. What looks like the easiest way down is just a path to death.
Thankfully, those orcs have left little bits and pieces of things on the ground to show our heroes the way. How thoughtful of them! These things include old bags of food, bread bits, a cloak, and a broken iron boot. If one of our three here was MacGyver, we’d have an airplane by now.
Also, Song of Ice and Fire nerds…Rohan is essentially the Dothraki Sea! That should surprise no one. THEY ARE ALSO HORSE LORDS.
Words My Computer Didn’t Like:
Occasionally, a second syllable is just necessary. These are those times.
“It swelled like a green sea up to the very foot of the Emyn…”