Re: Why Gandalf / Aragorn solo'ed moria ?
There were probably cults of Balrog worship among groups of sentient Moria-dwellers. The Balrog himself probably did what he could to prepare for his master's return.
[size=1]Fey he seemed, or the battle-fury of his fathers ran like new fire in his veins,... even as Orome the Great in the battle of the Valar when the world was young. And then all the host of Rohan burst into song, and they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was on them...[/size]