It’s page 888, and it’s almost time for another rumpus. And by rumpus, I mean battle.
But not quite yet. Aragorn rides at the head of his captains to treat with Sauron. After a long silence, the Black Gate opens to reveal the Mouth of Sauron, the evil lord’s lieutenant and speaker. He mocks the gathered folk.
-the Mouth of Sauron: As you know, I don’t normally give people or things a First Mention if they aren’t properly named. However, the Mouth has no other name. It’s literally been lost to time. He’s a man, living, no wraith. He joined up with Sauron a long time ago, and advanced to this high rank.
This is, to me, one of the more interesting scenes. I think it might be because I find the Mouth to be a totally mysterious character. He doesn’t have a name. He doesn’t come from anywhere. He’s just this dark dude, bumming around doing Sauron’s dirty work. He doesn’t have the power of or inspire as much fear as the Ringwraiths, but he’s a nasty guy all the same. And this is all we ever see of him.
I think there’s also a portion of me who thinks he’s cool because I had completely forgotten about him in the book, and then he showed up in the Return of the King Extended Edition DVD. Who is this guy? He seems awful. I took an interest.
Now he comes out to insult our heroes. It’s a bold strategy. Let’s see if it pays off, Cotton.
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Good opportunity to blame the English. Also because we’re celebrating that whole Thanksgiving thing here in the US, and I guess that’s sort of anti-British, in a way.
Don’t worry, Brits, I actually do like you a lot. You gave us Doctor Who, if nothing else.
Days Until The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 17
No one dies today.
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