Is something happening tonight?
But our heroes are having an exciting time themselves! Aragorn and Éomer’s flanking attack has worked, and the ramming party has been driven back. Looking at the gates, they came not a moment too soon. It won’t take much more battering. They head back inside, but shenanigans ensue! Some orcs have been playing dead among the…dead. They attack, taking Éomer down. Suddenly, a wild dwarf appears! It’s Gimli! He fights the orcs off, freeing Éomer and getting them back to the gate. Éomer gives his thanks.
Now that’s battle! No tossing involved. Gimli just lays into the orcs, effectively saving Éomer’s life. He says that he held back from the group because the wildmen looked too big for him. And orcs are smaller? Well, I guess we haven’t specified that they’re Uruk-hai here. They would be big. Normal orcs aren’t always as thick.
Thick in the head? Yes, yes they are.
Of course, Gimli only came along so that he could “shake off sleep”.
I’m gonna go ahead and say that he didn’t necessarily need this fighting to wake him up. If there’s one person who’s up and ready for battle, it’s Gimli. That, building things, and treasure. Those are his things. He already talked about how much he would want to reinforce Helm’s Deep’s defenses.
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Okay, okay. I know what’s going on. TONIGHT IS WHEN THE HOBBIT COMES OUT! No, I’m actually not going at midnight. There’s all sorts of things to do between tonight and tomorrow, so the plan is to go tomorrow afternoon. I’m sure there will be plenty to talk about tomorrow night.
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