Book 4: Act 2 - A Scattered Fellowship

It is the year 2946 of the Third Age, and the lands east of the Misty Mountains are astir. From the cloud-shrouded peaks above the High Pass to the spider-infested gloom of the forest of Mirkwood, paths long-deserted are trodden once again. Busy merchants carry their wares to new markets, messengers bring tidings from foreign realms, and kings send forth armed men to extend their influence and the rule of law. Some say that a new age of freedom has begun, a time for adventure and great deeds to reclaim glories lost in long centuries of oppression and decline.

But adventures are not really things that people go out and look for. They are dangerous and rarely end well. While it is true that a handful of valiant individuals set out to make their mark on the world, for others it seems that adventure chooses them, as though it is the path they are fated to tread. They are restless warriors, curious scholars and wanderers, always eager to seek what was lost or explore what was forgotten. Ordinary people call them adventurers, and when they return successful, they call them heroes. But if they fail, no one will even remember their names...

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Book 4: Act 2 - A Scattered Fellowship

Post by Vardaen » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:02 pm

During the summer Aerth wanders much, from Woodland Hall, to the Old Ford and up to Beorn's Hall. Its strange but the large imposing man seems far gentler to the Half-Elf when looked at in a certain way. The two are rare creatures in this age, and there is a bond that forms there. Beorn doesn't care for too many flowery words, and he's impressed with Aerth's forthrightness, his skill at arms and his valour. Beorn is lord of these lands, but he becomes friendly with Aerth, and for many weeks the Half-Elf lives on Beorn's milk and honey and does odd jobs for him traveling between the Beorning steadings, and the locals start to know Aerth a bit better. After a time however he longs for some contact with Borir, and his pipe is out of weed so its to the Easterly Inn and the Hobbits and Dwarves there....
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Book 4: Act 2 - A Scattered Fellowship

Post by TetNak » Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:11 pm

Aerth gives his thanks to Beorn for his hospitality. He likes these people. They are tough and brave. Beorn sets a good example for them, and although he never broaches the subject, he knows something is different with Beorn. He suspects things, and that is all he needs in order to feel a connection to the massive man. "I need to go find the others and see what our next step is, Master Beorn. I shall return, certainly, though I could not say when. I thank you for your patronage." After the last words are exchanged, Aerth packs his gear and heads off toward the Easterly Inn.
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Book 4: Act 2 - A Scattered Fellowship

Post by Muskrat » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:26 pm

With the coming of fall, Varuthil finds herself growing restless. She spends more time wandering in the forest of Mirkwood, but eventually decides that she would like to see the Easterly Inn and her companions again. So she takes leaves of her foster father and the scholars of Thranduil's Realm and sets out.

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The End

Post by Vardaen » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:37 pm

Varuthil is eager to set out and see her friends once more, and so makes ready to depart. As fate would have it Finn and Tom come one more to visit, a visit that will take the trio back to the Easterly Inn.
Here ends Book 4: Act 2!

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