Things of Middle-earth
Banner of Mirkwood, The
Description:The next morning early a company of spearmen was seen crossing the river, and marching up the valley. They bore with them the green banner of the Elvenking and the blue banner of the Lake, and they advanced until they stood right before the wall at the Gate. ...
Ere many hours were past, the banner-bearers returned, and trumpeters stood forth and blew a blast:
'In the name of Esgaroth and the Forest,' one cried, 'we speak unto Thorin Thrain's son Oakenshield, calling himself the King under the Mountain, and we bid him consider well the claims that have been urged, or be declared our foe.'
The Hobbit, Ch 15, The Gathering of Clouds
Contributors: Elena Tiriel 7Sep04