1. The State of the Black Land
"And as you can see in this diagram," he said, pointing to the diagram, "military expenses dropped nearly 50% in this last month!"
"That's only because 50% of the military was killed!" jeered an Easterling. "I'm not going to keep my stock in this place if all you can do in the shareholder's adress is talk about how you don't have to spend gold on dead orcs anymore!"
A murmur of assent swept through the crowd, and several men and orcs stood up to go.
"Please, gentle...things," Ruztakh said, "You're only making things worse!"
But the various beasts, orcs, spirits and men would not be stopped. After various attempts to placate them Ruztakh gave it up and watched as they started graffiting the walls, smashing all the ornate statues of Sauron, the Mouth of Sauron, the Witch-King and
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