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TIME - January 10

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Today in Middle-earth.

January 10, 2942 (S.R. 1342)
1. Travelling around Mirkwood.
(determined from text-no text)
...Gandalf, Bilbo and Beorn have been travelling around the border of Mirkwood for 6 weeks after leaving the Lonely Mountain. They have chosen to skirt the Forest along the northern border on the edge of the waste and not to journey through Mirkwood as Bilbo and the Dwarves attempted 5 months before.


Pre-January 11, 3019 (S.R. 1419)
There's a lot going on over the next couple of days; so let's spread it out a bit since there's nothing specific to January 10th.

Tomorrow in Middle-earth.

January 11, 3019 (S.R. 1419) pt.1
1. The journey to Caradhras.
(not from the appendices)
..."Gandalf snuffed the air and looked back.
...'Winter deepens behind us,' he said quietly to Aragorn. 'The heights away north are whiter than they were... ...Tonight we shall be on our way high up towards the Redhorn Gate. We may well be seen by watchers on that narrow path, and waylaid by some evil; but the weather may prove a more deadly enemy... ...What do you think of your course now, Aragorn?'
...Frodo overheard these words, and understood that Gandalf and Aragorn were continuing some debate that had begun long before. He listened anxiously.
...'I think no good of our course from beginning to end, as you know well, Gandalf... ...And perils known and unknown will grow as we go on. But we must go on; and it is no good our delaying the passage of the mountains. Further south there are no passes, till one comes to the Gap of Rohan. I do not trust that way since your news of Saruman. Who knows which side now the marshals of the Horse-lords serve?'
...'Who knows indeed!' said Gandalf. 'But there is another way... ...the dark and secret way that we have spoken of.'
...'But let us not speak of it again! Say nothing to the others... ...not until it is plain that there is no other way.'
...'We must decide before we go further,' answered Gandalf.
...'Then let us weigh the matter in our minds, while the others rest and sleep,' said Aragorn.

...In the late afternoon, while the others were finishing their breakfast, Gandalf and Aragorn went aside together and stood looking at Caradhras... ...Frodo watched them, wondering which way the debate would go. When they returned to the Company Gandalf spoke, and then he knew that it had been decided to face the weather and the high pass. He was relieved. He could not guess what was the other dark and secret way, but the very mention of it had seemed to fill Aragorn with dismay, and Frodo was glad that it had been abandoned....

......Laboriously they climbed a sharp slope and halted for a moment at the top. Frodo felt a soft touch on his face. He put out his arm and saw the dim white flakes of snow settling on his sleeve... ...before long the snow was falling fast, filling all the air, and swirling into Frodo's eyes. The dark bent shapes of Gandalf and Aragorn only a pace or two ahead could hardly be seen.
...'I don't like this at all,' panted Sam just behind. 'Snow's all right on a fine morning, but I like to be in bed while it's falling. I wish this lot would go off to Hobbiton! Folk might welcome it there.' Except on the high moors of the Northfarthing a heavy fall was rare in the Shire... ...regarded as a pleasant event and a chance for fun. No living hobbit (save Bilbo) could remember the Fell Winter of 1311, when white wolves invaded the Shire over the frozen Brandywine."


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Subject User Time
TIME - January 10 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 10 2013, 11:08am
    TIME - January 11 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 11 2013, 10:01am
        TIME - January 12 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 12 2013, 1:21pm
            Hypothermia dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jan 13 2013, 3:38am
                It's one of my favourite Leggy moments :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 13 2013, 3:48pm
            TIME - January 13 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 13 2013, 3:45pm
                The company at the West-Gate sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Jan 13 2013, 5:33pm
                    True! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 14 2013, 11:34am
                TIME - January 14 grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 14 2013, 11:29am
                    Plink, plank, plunk dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jan 14 2013, 11:16pm
                        Fascinating thought! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 15 2013, 10:39am
                    have to wonder sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Jan 15 2013, 12:10am
                        Moria is a big place. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Jan 15 2013, 12:43am
                            *smile spreads* grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 15 2013, 10:43am
                        Agreed. grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jan 15 2013, 10:42am

 
 
 

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