A Deck of Heroes: 2. 2 - The Magician

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2. 2 - The Magician

The Magician

            Saruman watched Gandalf preparing his tubes of powder and balls of materials that would give off a great noise and colorful showers of sparks when touched by fire.  All to please the mindless Pheriannath!  What a waste of time and energy!  Surely there must be a better use for this matter?  Often there were great explosions when the fire was lit, and the power of them could be felt by those on the ground far below.

            But if the matter were packed tightly into quite small tubes and then placed by rock, might it not be possible to blast the rock in two--save miners much labor?  To clear one's way with but a minimum of effort? 

            He must think on this, and perform his own experiments.  Dwarves might scoff at such belittlement of the labor they found joyous; but Men and Elves were not created for such work.  Men in particular would see this as a wondrous magic indeed!


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: Larner

Status: Reviewed

Completion: Complete

Era: 3rd Age - Ring War

Genre: General

Rating: General

Last Updated: 02/13/11

Original Post: 12/06/09

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A Deck of Heroes

Freyalyn - 07 Dec 09 - 12:58 AM

Ch. 2: 2 - The Magician

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