I’d say that relations are getting smoother. Éomer seems to believe Aragorn, and, when Aragorn brings up Gandalf, Éomer explains how the wizard’s appearances in Rohan have coincided with strange times. King Théoden no longer trusts Gandalf.
Most of this stems from Gandalf stealing the best horse in Rohan: Shadowfax. To add insult to injury, Shadowfax returned without Gandalf, long after he went away. Unfortunately, this leaves Aragorn to explain Gandalf’s fall.
-Éothain: Éomer’s sassy friend. Every major character needs one.
-the Entwade: A ford of the Entwash, which makes total sense. Always choose the definition of least resistance.
-the Mearas: Horses that are better than your horses. Smarter, better, faster, stronger. Shadowfax is their king!
That dirty horse thief, Gandalf! He really isn’t looked on that fondly in Rohan right now. To be fair, Éomer seems to still have faith in the wizard, and he reacts with sorrow at his loss. But since weird things happen around every time Gandalf shows up, it appears that the Rohirrim have just connected the dots.
At least Éomer is coming around to Aragorn’s cause. He even dismisses Éothain from his side, as he’s throwing way too much snark around. He can go get the rest of the riders ready to go while Éomer and Aragorn discuss big boy stuff.
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Gandalf gets a new last name! “Gandalf Greyhame”, because alliteration is fun!
“‘It is tidings more grievous than any in this land can understand,…”