In The Mines: 5. Fire

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5. Fire

I cannot believe the evidence of my eyes. My kin, cut down and cast aside like so much slag, left to rot here in the dark. Many still hold weapons in their hands; many have been cruelly torn by strange claws, many -- O far too many! -- are not whole of body. I burn to visit my wrath on those responsible. Give me a row of orc necks to hew, and they will see what price they must pay for slaughtering dwarves. They will see that they have not conquered every dwarf in Khazad-dûm. If my companions do not wish to accompany me, then I will go alone, but there will be vengeance. Perhaps this Ring which Frodo carries could be of help. Surely the wizard would allow my kin to be avenged. Just for a moment; that is all the time I need borrow it. Just a moment, to burn out the filth which has stolen this beautiful mountain and murdered my people.

This is a work of fan fiction, written because the author has an abiding love for the works of J R R Tolkien. The characters, settings, places, and languages used in this work are the property of the Tolkien Estate, Tolkien Enterprises, and possibly New Line Cinema, except for certain original characters who belong to the author of the said work. The author will not receive any money or other remuneration for presenting the work on this archive site. The work is the intellectual property of the author, is available solely for the enjoyment of Henneth Annûn Story Archive readers, and may not be copied or redistributed by any means without the explicit written consent of the author.

Story Information

Author: EdorasLass

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - The Stewards

Genre: Drama

Rating: General

Last Updated: 03/12/05

Original Post: 03/12/05

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