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Otaku-sempai
Immortal


Nov 21 2018, 2:18pm


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Time was not on their side!

It took about three days for one of Rońc's messengers to reach Dain in the Iron Hills, about 140 miles or so away. So I figure that it would have taken a young, strong raven at least twenty days (two-thirds of a month) just to get from Erebor to the Halls of Thorin in the Blue Mountains, approximately a thousand miles away. Thorin's folk wouldn't even have been able to start the move East before the middle of November at the earliest -- right around the time of the Battle of Five Armies.

Of course, given the news that the raven would have brought, I imagine that the Dwarves in the Blue Mountains would have sent an armed force out well ahead of any other returnees; they might have even told their families to remain in the west until they received better news. A mass emigration might not have begun until the following Spring. Thoughts?

"For a brief time I was here; and for a brief time I mattered." - Harlan Ellison

(This post was edited by Otaku-sempai on Nov 21 2018, 2:20pm)


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