December 9 - 16 singing eagles
1. Spreading the News - by Gwynnyd
"… the Realm of Sauron is ended for ever,
and the Dark Tower is thrown down."
Meduseld heard it, and Rivendell, Dale, Erebor, and Cirdan at the Havens. The word came to Mirkwood, and Lórien, floating down over the forest to those left behind. Bree-men hid when the eagle overflew them, and the Shire knew not what to make of the rushing passage of great wings. Beornings growled at the flights overhead . Laketown marveled and the scattered peoples of the north crept from hiding as the sun brightened with the passing of the dark. Sixteen eagles singing the news.
(I know this is not canon, but I could not resist.)
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