4. Beyond the Doors of Night ~ Mar'isu
Beyond the Doors of Night- by Mar'isu 10/20/2006
We thought beyond the Doors, he would be safe, and we would be safe from him. Surely, we thought, the One would so judge the servant who wished to be master. Surely, we thought, the Doors would hold back his evil. And we set a guard, the mortal who dared enter Valimar and beg mercy of the Powers. Varda, Queen of the Stars, cast one more into the firmament, doomed to sail endlessly burning with the light of the Great Jewel. The burning Silmaril to ward off the Great Death, our brother.
We thought we would be safe, but a darkness comes. A shadow that has never before touched our land. The Straight Way, long lost, is re-opened and from east and west the flood rushes in. Ah, Eru, did Westernesse perish thus?
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