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  1. Discretion - Part 9



    I rose to my feet and studied her for a moment.

    "Why did he tell you these things?" I asked.

    She drew in a deep breath and released it before replying, "I think he just wanted us to remember that why we act can be as important, and even moreso, than the acts themselves."

    She lay her hand on my arm, saying softly, "We act to change the future, not the past."

    I smiled at her, putting my hand over hers.

    "I know we do."



    For the rest of the evening, before we saw to our rest, we took in some of the beauty that we endeavored to save. And we wished for ourselves wise discretion, to know how best to serve in that role...



    We awoke early the next morning and gathered our things for the journey ahead. We consulted with Dilath over the best path to take through the wetlands.

    "There is drier land to the east than on this side of the marsh," she said. "But there are more creatures that way as well. There are even some trolls rumored to live in the caves near the glade to the southeast.

    I looked over the map for a moment. "I am not sure we will be able to take the western side without swimming, though. I think we had best head eastward."

    Deverell agreed, so we made ready for the journey and said our farewells to the everyone in the refuge.

    It was not easy to leave, but the time had come.



    We headed eastward, skirting the northern edge of the water, with the hope of finding passage southward on the other side.



    We came across more solid footing as we crossed over, and trees began to mingle with the marsh grasses and flora.
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  2. Discretion - Part 10



    After mid-day, the grove Dilath spoke of came into view.



    I brought Dandi to a halt behind an outcropping of rock near the shore of the marsh and waited for Deverell to join me.

    "We had best go cautiously here," I told her. "Let me go first and scout around a bit."



    That discretion was proven quite useful not long after...

    I slowly and cautiously eased Dandi away.



    I returned to Deverell. "There are trolls wandering the glade to the south and east. The canopy of leaves gifts them safe passage away from the sunlight, no matter the time of day."



    "How will we get past them?" asked Deverell. "Surely, we cannot fight them with just the two of us."

    "No, and they are not our fight. Not this day, at least," I mused while pondering our options.

    "Will they rest at night and allow us to safely pass, do you think?" she wondered.

    "Perhaps, but those hours spent idle might cost us down the road. If we can save them, it would be better for us."

    I quieted myself, letting the wilds speak over my thoughts...

    ...I heard the waters quietly lapping against dry land, and the calls of marsh creatures in the distance. I heard the wind in the leaves above. The smells of the wetlands were still strong near to the glade...


    "I have an idea," I said.
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  3. Discretion - Part 11



    We ducked behind one of the trees closest to the water. I took one of my stickers and began scraping off some of its bark, handing it to Deverell.

    "Rub this in your hands, until it is broken down. We will rub it on our skin to lessen our scent."

    "Do trolls have a strong sense of smell?" Deverell asked, with a feint wince.

    I smiled at her, "I have never asked one, but the creatures here in the glade and the wetlands likely do. Their attention to us may draw the trolls' attention to them, and from them to us. We will walk the horses through the water here as well, to hide their scent, before we are stuck to dry land. Then, we will skirt the glade as best we can and hope we are not seen."

    We took the crumbled bark and coated each other with it as best we could.

    "We are a mess!" laughed Deverell. "But if this works, I will not grouse about it."

    I rubbed a bit on her nose for that and laughed. "Nen Harn will be a balm for all this, once we make it there. I am going to go about seeing to a diversion, to keep the trolls looking the other way, if I can. I will return soon."

    She squeezed my hand. "Be careful, Kaleigh."

    I nodded and skulked away. A few pebbles and a stone's throw later, the trolls I had found were looking for something toward the East. I hurried back to the others...



    "Slow and easy, Dandi," I whispered. "Slow and easy, girl."



    We took the horses through the waters near the edge of the glade, as quietly as we could.



    I kept watch to make sure that Deverell was with me and close at hand, in case we were spotted.



    We held our breath as we skirted the glade, taking what cover we could find...
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  4. Discretion - Part 12



    ...but fortune was on our side, and we made it to the rise that marked the southern edge of the glade safely.



    We paused at a small waterhole on the southern side of the ridge to gather ourselves for a few moments.



    Deverell rode up alongside me, and the two of us silently surveyed the lowlands heading down toward Nen Harn.

    "You came up with a good plan, Kaleigh," she said, after a time.

    "Thank you," I smiled at her.

    She looked off into the distance, "The moments when I am reminded why I brought you along are always nice."

    She had Dancer off before I could even smirk at her. I chased her all the way to the high banks of the lake.



    We made our truce on the bank of Nen Harn, and we shared in its beauty and that of the lands surrounding it.



    "It is gorgeous, Kaleigh. Simply breathtaking," she said, and I had to agree.

    There is so much beauty within the lands that we all share, that we all should share...
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  5. Discretion - Part 13



    We crept down closer to the waters' edge.

    "We best wait for the twilight for a swim," I suggested.

    We made our camp between the high bank and a large tree growing nearer the shore and waited impatiently for dusk to fall.



    When dusk finally came, we made for the water with glee and abandon. "The water is perfect!" I said to her.



    We dove into the lake and freed ourselves of the bark, and the grime and, for that perfect moment, the concerns of the day and the days to come...



    We swam until the fatigue of the day left us with only the strength to make it back to the shore.



    There we built a fire, within the shelter of the depression between the bank and the tree that sheltered us, and laid out to dry and rest for the new day.
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  6. Discretion - Part 14



    Early the next morning, before we were ready to depart, I went out and looked over the lake and the path we might take.



    Once we were mounted up, I turned to Deverell.

    "We will follow the eastern shore of Nen Harn and then into the Weather Hills. There will not be much cover, so keep an eye out for anything moving."

    "I may not be able to wrest my eyes from the lake," she said with a smile.

    I sighed, "Well, if we each keep one eye on the lake, that leaves another to spy for trouble. I guess two eyes will have to do, then."



    We made our way down the eastern shoreline of Nen Harn.



    ...and the beauty of the wilds and the landscape happened to me all over again once more...



    Elsewhere, at that moment, there were surely quarrels, and fighting, and war over snips and parcels, while the two of us alone roamed over mile after mile of bounty gifted to us, that we all could share in peace...
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  7. Discretion - Part 15



    I heard Deverell call out, "Let us take rest for a bit."

    I looked back and nodded to her.



    We let the horses graze while we had a bit to eat and looked around. Deverell spied something by the shore.



    "What a peculiar looking rock!" she said. "Do you think the lake flooded in the past and give it its colors?"



    "Mmm... let us see about that," I smiled. I reached down to find a pebble, which I tossed near the rock.



    After she had jumped three feet in the air, I said, "No, I do not think so. But I do think the 'rocks' will leave us alone, if we do the same for them."

    She sighed. "How long did you know?"

    "A Scout never tells," I replied. "Come, we best be off again."
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  8. Discretion - Part 16



    We continued following the shoreline, until the steep hills to the east began to recede, and a slim corridor of wood and brush bridged the two.



    "This cover will serve us well," I told Deverell, as we left the shoreline to enter the wood. "Lord Gildor said that there has been word of evil creatures within the hills to the south. Minions searching through the ruins of old."

    "For what do they search, did he say?" Deverell asked.

    I shook my head, "I am not sure, but he suggested we stay clear of them, if we can. They are not our fight."

    She nodded, and we continued on.



    We pressed on through the wood and brush, moving south and east.



    We took one last wistful look over the body of the lake, before the visage was lost to us as we pressed onward.



    Both the Weather Hills, and the ruins Lord Gildor spoke of, came into view as we reached the southern tip of the lake. I took cover behind some tall brush and beckoned to Deverell to join me.
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  9. Discretion - Part 17



    We consulted our map, upon which I pointed to the hills toward the south.

    "There is far too much open land for us to stay hidden, if we go directly through the hills. They will likely have lookouts upon the rises, keeping watch over the valleys."

    Deverell looked over my shoulder. "How do you suggest we go, then?"

    I studied the map for a few moments, before pointing to the southwest. "It is a bit out of our way, but we can try to keep to the edge of the Chetwood for cover, without going so far in as to rouse..."

    She stopped me with an exclamation. "The Chetwood! And those Blackwolds?!"

    I lay my hand on her arm.

    "Not our fight," I said softly. "At least not this day."

    "They had best not make it ours, if they know what is good for them," she steamed. I smiled at her before looking to the map once more.

    I pointed to the map. "There is a gap between the woods here, and once we go as far south as we can, we will have to cut back to the east, and with no cover at all. But this way we avoid the central hills, where most of the ruins lie. With luck, we will pass through unseen."

    "With luck," she repeated.

    I squeezed her hand for a moment before we set off once again.



    We skirted the hills, while staying as close to the edge of the Chetwood as we could, moving south and west.



    As we reached the edge of the Far Chetwood, we had no choice but to enter the open and find what other cover we could.



    As we neared the hills, we saw many minions roaming outward from the ruins, keeping watch that none should trespass near their treasures.



    We skirted those we could...
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  10. Discretion - Part 18



    ...and ended those that we needed to, risking much to keep our presence hidden. But it was our only choice, if we wished to make progress.

    We pressed on, as swiftly as we dared, and as cautiously as we could.



    The southern wood afforded us more cover, and we passed safely within its shelter before cutting back toward the east.



    The dusk came upon us as we neared the Weatherway. I beckoned Deverell close.



    Our goal was finally within sight...



    We met with some mercenaries on the ridge overlooking the Weatherway whom had been hired to keep watch over the hills to the north. They let us share their camp and assured us that the half-orcs, and whatever else may be roaming within the hills, kept to their place and did not wander further than that.

    I made a note upon the map by the firelight, so that I would be reminded to report their presence to the way-watchers before I could forget.
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  11. Discretion - Part 19



    We wished each other well before Deverell and I took our leave the next morning, making toward Weathertop once more.

    "We should reach the foot of Amon Sul before dark," I told her. "And from there, we will see what we will see."



    We passed down from the Weather Hills and over the Weatherway into the Lone-lands.



    A way across the Midgewater Pass was our next obstacle to best.



    We went against the waters' flow, pressing northeast, with the hope of finding a shallows nearer to its source.



    And, as the visage of the ruined watchtower loomed over us, we found a ford that afforded us safe crossing.
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  12. Discretion - Part 20



    Dandi looked about as we came to the waters' edge. I leaned forward and hugged her neck, whispering in her ear, "Sorry, girl. These waters are too shallow for your games today."

    She shook her head and whinnied before making her way into the water...



    We crossed the waters safely and made our way into the foothills. As we were about to gain the peak of one of the few hills near to Weathertop, I began to smell smoke upon the air.

    I made a sign to Deverell, pointing down over the ridge and then beckoned her forward.



    As she slowly crept up to me, I whispered, "I think something is below making camp."

    "Something, or some things?" she whispered with a bit of alarm.

    I dismounted from Dandi as quietly as I could and whispered, "I am going to go have a look. Take yourselves back a ways and be ready."

    I handed her Dandi's reins and waited for them to move back down the hill a bit before turning toward the ridge.



    I skulked up to the ridge's edge and peered down below...



    "No... it cannot be..."

    But it was true. I beheld one of the way-watchers making camp at the foot of Amon Sul. He sat alone, save for the company of his steed.

    After watching for a few minutes, it seemed he was making a great effort to keep himself awake. He would slump forward before catching himself, only to do the same not long after.

    I beckoned to Deverell, and we slowly walked the horses down the hill and toward the camp.

    The way-watcher stood in alarm once he heard us approaching. I held my hands out to my side, nodding to Deverell to do the same.

    Once he had turned toward us and we reached the camp, I could see it was noble Candaith who stood before us. He looked to be past the brink of exhaustion.
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  13. Discretion - Part 21



    "Kaleigh, what are you doing here?" he asked wearily, as we moved into the camp and freed our horses of their burden.

    I looked at him with concern. "Right now, we are going to keep watch while you get some rest," I said.

    He began to argue, but I shushed him. "Unless there is a war-band headed our way that will reach us within the next few hours, the best thing for us all is for you to rest," I said firmly.

    "It is nearly so," he sighed, as I pushed him toward the small tent he had crafted nearby.

    "Then we are nearly ready to deal with them, once you rest." I smiled.



    Candaith allowed himself a few hours of rest before speaking with us.

    "These lands are very dangerous in these days, Kaleigh. You and your friend should not have come."

    He looked at Deverell for a few moments before turning back toward me.

    "It is precisely for that reason that we have come," I said. I searched my pack for Halbarad's note and handed it over for him to read.




    After reading over the note, he looked toward us. "What was your reason for coming here, then?"

    Deverell spoke up, "We are arrived from... from the Northern downs, and we made our way here to look over these lands, that we might spy any movements of the Enemy nearby."

    Candaith looked between the two of us knowingly before speaking to Deverell.

    "Forgive my being a bit harsh earlier, Deverell. It was out of weariness and a concern for you both is all. It is a concern that yet remains, however."



    He then looked to me and said, "As far as what you might spy from atop Amon Sul, I can spare you the climb. A band of the dead and other evils, led by a wraith of Angmar, is making its way across the plain. It will likely be here on the morrow."

    His words left us cold and silent for a time.

    "They mean to make war in the South?" I asked finally.

    "Yes. Halbarad has sent a few of us back to these lands, to act in the same manner he wrote of to you. We are desperately needed in the South, but we will not let that which was in our care for so long fall easily, either."

    ...hope yet remained for us, for us all. I knew, deep within my heart that still fought to be free, that we had not been left to our fate, alone...

    I took his hand and held it within my own. "What can we do to aid you?" I asked.
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  14. Discretion - Part 22



    "You both have done enough, truly," Candaith said. "Go on your way, and aid others in any manner that you may, while the opportunity still remains."

    I looked to Deverell, and when she nodded, I said to Candaith, "We mean to, and we mean to begin today, here with you."

    ...after a time, he saw that he could not sway us. Though he was careful to hide it, I think our presence was welcome to him, and that he was thankful for it. No one should have to brave such terrors alone...

    Candaith told us of his preparations...

    "My lures and traps have hindered the band and lessened their number these past few days, but we cannot let them any nearer to those we must keep safe. I will set out in the morning, to set more lures and lead them here. They will only move in the darkness, so you will have to leave the horses here and gain the peak at dusk tomorrow. I will meet you there, with the war-party not far behind."

    Deverell and I looked to each other. The time had finally come.

    "To we three, they will seem numberless," Candaith warned. "And they are strong."

    "We will be stronger," replied Deverell.

    The two of us took turns keeping watch through the night, to allow Candaith more rest. He left us the next morning, to brave luring a host of wickedness into our very midst.

    Deverell and I kept watch over each other throughout the day, while taking more rest in turns so that we would be ready for what the evening would bring.



    At the first sign of twilight, we began our climb toward the weathered peak...



    ...the twilight sun cast shadows, long and finger-like, over landscapes both within and without...



    ...my atonement was nigh...



    ...we gained the peak, keeping watch for Candaith, and whatever else might come...
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  15. Discretion - Part 23



    ...darkness fell and, with it, the rain. Deverell and I held each others' hand and waited...



    Candaith burst through the darkness into the firelight...

    "They are minutes behind. Be ready."

    Soon after the light of the fire dimmed, and a coldness permeated the air...

    ...I squeezed Deverell's hand, as we began to see movement at the edge of our vision...

    "They are here."
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  16. Stand on Amon Sul



    Stand at Amon Sul



    Amidst the burning embers of the fire, and the great evil that lurked just outside the safety of the firelight, I remembered Hithlim's warning...



    "Kaleigh, the foes you go to meet are not the sort that fill legions upon the battlefield. They are of the highest Tier one can imagine dwelling in this realm. And with most of us scattered in distant places, you will not likely find any to aid you, nor to run to should things go badly. If you should fall, there is no retreat."

    [While running the ‘gauntlet’, a permanent death rule applies. Any that are forced to 'retreat' have instead died and are forever lost from these lands.]



    ...the gauntlet had begun...

    [Stand at Amon Sul. Size: Small Fellowship. Tier: 3]



    Candaith's words brought me back to the present...

    "The darkness has encroached far, can you not feel it deadening your limbs?"

    Deverell and I looked to each other and nodded, for there was a chill on the air that pierced us to the bone. Every movement took an effort, as if we swam through frigid waters.

    "I have added herbs to these campfires. If you light them, it will fight back against the darkness and return some of your battle prowess," Candaith continued. "Grab a torch and light the fires. Keep them from going out, and we may yet win this battle."

    "I will see to that," I offered.
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  17. Stand on Amon Sul - Part 2



    "How many are they?" asked Deverell, as she looked about nervously.

    Candaith took in a deep breath.

    "Dozens," he finally said.



    ...my heart went cold...



    "Dozens! We will be overrun!" I lamented.

    "Nay, for the lesser dead are mindless and will not keep to the others without their guidance," said Candaith. "They will come in small groups. My traps should see to that. Their lieutenants will find themselves... delayed."

    Candaith scanned our perimeter of firelight until his eyes came to me, looking to him with wonder.

    He grinned at me. "Do not think you are the first to employ such tricks, nor the best at doing so, Scout Kaleigh. We have not taught you all our secrets just yet."



    I leapt to embrace my wise and noble friend...



    "I pray you will, if we are gifted the time," I whispered, kissing his cheek.

    Candaith's brilliance had given us our chance. It was now upon us to make the most of it...
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  18. Stand on Amon Sul - Part 3



    Candaith spied them first, "Here they come!"

    "We fight!" cried Deverell.

    I took the Star-glass that I had been saving from my belt, lifting it high into the air.

    We are as the stars amongst a stygian sky, fighting to pierce this night of darkness. May the light of the stars shine upon us and others who do battle in their name this night...



    I ran to the fire we had raised in the center of the remains of the ruined watchtower and reached for a firebrand...



    ...but not even the fires would turn away the dead. Battle was upon us...



    The dark enchantments that gifted these beings with the mockery of life was very strong...



    ...turning aside blade and arrow like the strongest of scales, and the finest of mail...
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  19. Stand on Amon Sul - Part 4



    ...but pierce them we did, in haste, for fear of being overrun by the next band that gained the hill...



    The words of power that the way-watchers taught me I saved for the strongest of the horde, those that had been gifted great and terrible power by the Enemy...



    Whether through dark sorcery or great strength they wrought their ruin, my words would bind them for a short while, gifting us the time we needed to break the rest...

    The lieutenants of the Enemy possessed strength beyond any one of the three of us...

    "Kaleigh! The fires!"



    I hurried to fetch another firebrand, as the darkness threatened to overcome us...



    Deverell turned her attention toward me while I ran the circle, to be sure I was safe...

    "Hurry, Kaleigh!"
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  20. Stand on Amon Sul - Part 5



    As the battle wore on, as wave after wave of the dead threatened to drown us within their turgid tide, I began to realize...



    ...to understand that we were fighting a battle on two fronts opposed to one another...



    We were already beginning to tire...

    ...and, though we broke many, we would remain outnumbered to the very end...



    Yet the effort we expended to bring down our enemies with haste only hastened the moment we would find ourselves all but spent...



    Our dance of war was being danced along the edge of a knife, a razor's edge...
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  21. Stand on Amon Sul - Part 6



    We could afford no movement, nor any action that was not precise and to our best advantage, even as we stared into the heart of an enemy bound by nothing but abandon, and hate, and wanton depravity...



    ...but we fought on, even as hope dimmed, like the last rays of sunlight one can see at the horizon's edge before the moment has passed...

    I feared our window was that narrow...

    ...the fires dimmed...



    We were losing ground. We were no longer able to clear the battlefield of the living dead before more began to appear...

    "Hurry, Kaleigh!"



    I made to relight the fires with all the speed I could muster...



    "Deverell! Do not lose heart!"
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  22. Stand on Amon Sul - Part 7



    But my words rang hollow when a Gorthorog, clad in steel and armed with mace and hammer, gained the summit...



    ...we brought him down, but doing so took great effort and far too much time...

    The enemy was gaining ground...



    Archers began to appear, fighting us from a distance...



    ...I hurried to meet them as I could, but I knew each extra step came at the cost of time and our resolve...

    I made to return to the others, my eyes growing dim from the fatigue of battle...



    An apparition began to coalesce from the darkness around me, one that I did not see...

    "Kaleigh!"
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  23. Stand on Amon Sul - Part 8



    Candaith swung his blade in a mighty arc before me...



    ...I had jumped away just in time...



    Lightning crashed around us, and the rains grew heavier. It seemed there was no end to the enemy, nor any manner of creature that was beholden to them...



    ...still, we fought on, even as the fires dimmed...



    I hurried to fetch another firebrand to relight the fires...
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  24. Stand on Amon Sul - Part 9



    ...but in the darkness, and with my vision dimmed with fatigue, I did not see the grave threat lurking in the shadows...

    "Kaleigh!"



    I looked up just in time to see the warg pouncing from atop the ruined wall. Its claws brushed my leathers as I dove away...

    ...I scarcely had time to gain my feet and turn before it was upon me once again, its rider urging the beast forward while readying a strike with its wicked spear...



    Candaith lured the other foes to him, leaving me free of them so that I could face the goblin rider alone...



    We battled with one another, and we each found our mark more than once. I wearied from the struggle and the pain I bore...

    ...and I noticed the warg did as well. I saw its rider was losing its hold over the beast, screeching at it with dark words and curses, trying to regain control...



    I leaned in toward the warg, baring my shoulder...

    ...it raised its paw to strike at me, leaving the opening I was hoping for...
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  25. Stand on Amon Sul - Part 10



    As it rose upon its hind legs, I lit out towards it, driving my stickers into its exposed underside. I leaned in with my shoulder and pushed into it with all my might...

    ...and the creature toppled over, pinning its rider beneath it. I finished them both and went to aid the others...



    The fires were burning dangerously low as I returned, yet the advance of the enemy left us no time to see to them...



    We quickened our pace, hoping for a moment's respite to gather ourselves and relight the fires...



    I left the others to advance upon an orcish shaman, spewing curses and dark magics upon us...



    I spun behind him, finishing him off as the others brought down the rest. For a precious moment, the battlefield was clear...
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