Ugh. Nothing makes me want to write less than…writing. I have a new job where I’m writing most of the day, and when I take a break to get to this, well… At least I don’t want to set myself on fire.
Yeah, maybe you guessed it: Denethor sets himself on fire. He grabs a torch from one of the servants who steps forward to prove his loyalty. Denethor lights himself up on the table, clutching the palantír. The door shuts as Denethor screams, and Gandalf and the other men can only sit in silence.
It is said that Denethor’s palantír now only shows an image of burning hands. Creepy.
Although, who else is using these things? Sauron is, we know that, but Saruman isn’t anymore. The others? They’re lost. So, Sauron can only see burning hands. But he likes burning. Perhaps this isn’t such a bad thing.
And even though that servant (along with another) stepped forward, everyone truly understands Denethor’s madness now. I don’t know what they expected, but when you see a man burn himself alive, you have to know that something’s up. Now it’s time to follow someone else.
How convenient that Aragorn is arriving, possibly right at this moment!
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Just proof that Denethor’s high-falutin’ language is all made up. His points don’t matter.
Days Until The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 51
“Then he turned to Beregond and the Lord’s servants that stood there aghast.”