1. Battle upon the Quays
Crackling flames cover our shouts of triumph: the young heir to Dol Amroth - only lightly guarded!
Eager to secure this prize, we press the attack, force the Swan-knights into the warren of the port-district.
The prince laughs at the challenge, apparently unperturbed.
Soon the reason becomes obvious: Far from getting lost, the Gondorians turn the flame-illuminated maze to their advantage, exploit every nook and cranny.
I alone make it back to the burning quays.
Somehow, I am not surprised when, materialising out of the billowing smoke, a sword points at me, held - I don't doubt - by the famed Thorongil.
- Title is taken from the corresponding passage in RotK, Appendix A I (iv).
17.11.06 B-drabble for Roh_wyn, who wanted to read something featuring corsairs, preferably with Imrahil and/or Aragorn as Thorongil.
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